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

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4731) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Orange with a medium head. Slightly hoppy with citrus and some bitterness lingering around. Dry finish and another interesting beer from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9499) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with an off white head. Hazy golden with an off white foam. Brewed at Brewdog. Floral with jasmine and herbal green tea. Lemon with yeast and cheap orange squash. Quite oily on the palate. Quite botanical in a gin sense Peppery finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle at Gnarly Barley, Orlando. Interesting aroma of sweet orange marmalade and faint black tea. Hazy bronze under patchy white and a bubbly white collar. Flavour is dry bitterness, almost woody as in a Belgian IPA, followed by earl grey tea-orange and apricot accents. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2089) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Tea, apricot. Wryness of the tea mostly in the finish. Could have been a lot worse for my first NZ beer. Enjoyable. Tap at DeRat in Utrecht

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
Has a bitter hoppy taste with tinges of floral Flavours and a slight scent of earl grey taste. Great for people who loves hops as it is the predominate taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1428) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Pretty fresh IPA. Perfume aroma. A soft hint of Earl Grey tea in the taste. Bitterness is quite soft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6045) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
On tap at Kafé België. Hazy golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of lots of bergamot, Earl Grey tea, quite floral, soapy, urinal cake. Flavour is very floral, bergamot, tea, urinal cake, light malty, dry, citrus, bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Freano (4) - - OCT 14, 2015 does not count
floral, leaves, butterscotch, amber, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter,medium body, average carbonation, long finish, just delightful....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (944) - - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Dark golden with small head. Aroma is strong earl Grey, ie lemony and floral with a bit of actual tea thrown in. Taste is sweet and tangy, slight dryness with a hum on the tongue. Lovely smooth oily mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. Really really nice, good good double good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4703) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2015
Frothy white head. Lots of tea and floral hops in the nose. Modestly bitter mouth, fairly malty backbone. Decent little IPA but finish is a bit too perfumy with too much earl grey tea. Still not bad.


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