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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgb1991 (112) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
Extremely aromatic beer, sweet lemon curd, flowers, butter and wafts of white tea with one. Small head but nice hazy copper colour. A little on the sweet side, some spicy hops at the end, hits of tea and malty richness. Creamy and savoury palate, suprisingly thick. The sweetness detracts from an other wise creative IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
There’s fair dinkum tea flavour coming through here so fantastic that Yeastie Boys have absolutely delivered on this front. Otherwise quite a straightforward and modern IPA albeit modestly hopped. Probably a good thing as an aggressive approach would have killed the tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9802) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of straw, floral notes, earl grey tea, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, floral notes, earl grey tea and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering floral finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy, murky dirty orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, jam, strawberry, perfume, faint tea. Smells like a fruit roll-up. Flavor of sweet fruits, strawberry, pale malts, grapefruit, lemon iced-tea, more tea in the finish. Tastes like fruit roll-ups too, but plenty of other complexity. I’m not a tea drinker and I thought the tea was fairly subtle here. Interesting and unique beer, lots of fruits here for sure. I didn’t think the tea was as prominent as other raters did. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a hazy golden orange with white lacing. Smells solid; a fairly citrusy hop profile with a big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 17, 2014
(Bottle) Good beer. Nice dark orange colour not much head. Citurs aroma with little tea in the background. Lemon green tea with medium to full body and light carbonation. Good citrusy to bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (604) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Earl grey tea some malt balance 6 App: hazy orange tan head sheet lacing 3 Flavour: malt tea 6 Palate: thin and finishes quick very refreshing 3 Overall 14 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle consumed in honor of 3fourths’ kiwi trip, to wish him luck and beerspeed. Murky amber brown color, large cram colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of dried tea leaves, dusty pineapple. Taste is herbal and bitter, almost iced tea in the finish. Strange but pleasant. Enjoy, Michael!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
So much earl grey, can't tell from the aroma whether it's tea or beer. If you like earl grey and IPA this is definitely for you, lots of American hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear tea color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy tea aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth dark sweet flavor with a moderate citrus sweet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.


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