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Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new world India Pale Ale with subtle grapefruit and lemon hop flavours intermingling amongst the explosive bergamot orange and leafy aromatics of the ‘Earl Grey Blue Flower’ English tea.

Inspired by the instrumental surf rock opening track of Paul Kelly’s 2004 album ‘Ways and Means’. as Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on..."

People’s Choice Winner at Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012.

Brewed at Invercargill Brewery, New Zealand or Brewdog, Scotland. Labels clearly state where.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
6.5%ABV. IPA Tapped out Amber. 10ºSRM. Nose is floral with roses, magnolias and jasmine. It reminds me of an aromatic Indian flower garland. Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate has some nice toasted malt flavors with graham cracker and pie crusts, this is overpowered by the aggressively aromatic flavors of black tea, oolong, jasmine. Finish is medium and flowery. A very interestingly constructed IPA. A little gimicky for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Slightly hazy pale golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma, citrus, tea, oranges, caramel notes, floral, some spices. Tea and grapefruit flavor, citrus, spicy notes, herbal, some caramel. Quite nice beer with the tea actually working quite nice with the hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3327) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
oranje-gouden met witte kraag (beperkt), Citrus en veel erg veel florale kenmerken in het aroma. erg lekker. smaken zijn op zich bijzonder te noemen, de mix van thee en bier op een enorm smaakvol fris en floraal palet zijn enorm aangenaam. glad en zacht, zepig, erg fris, licht scherp, sinaasappel en bergamot, zeer licht bitter, een enorme verrassing !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (964) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2016
The tea is very apparent a little Soapy smelling. Really cloudy orange ring of head. The tea and hops are very well balanced and their bitterness compliments each other nicely. Good body. Better then planned.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Torbagga (2) - - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
If you like earl grey tea and IPA then you’ll like this beer, a good combination of the two, straightforward flavour , I liked it . Cheers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (839) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
Schenkt een mooi geel bier uit de fles. Aromas van hop, bergamot en sinaasappel en bloemen. Dit komt ook in de smaak terug, en wat opvalt, weinig bitterheid, ook wel eens lekker in een IPA. Een heel bijzondere IPA door de bergamot en bloenem. Lekker!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (931) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016
Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tea, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with tea, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The tea adds a rather strange, yet interesting, flavour to this beer. Sadly; the flavour also loses a lot of the malts and hops thanks to this ingredient. At the same time; the aroma has no tea at all, but has a lot of malts and hops however.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1476) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
On tap @ de Zaak, Utrecht. Clear light amber with a white head. Citrus, mostly orange, and tea aroma. Medium bitterness. Tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (429) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
Very light and fresh. Mainly citrus fruits (grapefruit and lemon) and clearly earl grey. Restrained in sweetness and bitterness. A beer best suited for a warm summer evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Tap @ derat, large sample. Almost clear orange color, short head. Aroma of grassy hop, citrus, loads of earl grey tea, white wine. Medium bitterness in taste, earl grey tea, quite dry, some cookie. Nice stuff.


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