halfbaked (47) - - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Strong flavour of the tea - think herbal, bergamot. Balanced with definate bitterness and a background of malt. It did explode from the bottle, so seemed to have too much softish carbonation. I was expecting this to be a bit "novelty" but I found it extremely drinkable. Interesting but not too extreme to enjoy. Really liked it.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well the Earl Grey and a hint of Bergamot stomp all over this in a pot pourri fashion, with a big hoppy finish bringing up the rear. Not much else to say. Thinnish body for the abv. Enjoyable and definitely unique, but a once and done kinda beer.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and tea - the earl grey is definitely there. Flavour (and appearance) is a bit different to what I expected from an IPA. Citrusy, a little sourness, tea, and not a lot of bitterness
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herby minty spice aroma. Cloudy dark orange colour. Big spicy tea flavour, just need milk & sugar :).
Another boundary pushing beer from Yeastie boys.
Pdubyah (183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m smiling because you actually never know what it is you’re getting until you get it. I don’t get why it’s an IPA though, there is some more research that I need to make before making bold claims like that, but I guess it has to sit somewhere on the scale of things.
This is a bit of good for what ails me and I enjoyed it a lot. And will again.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows overt floral notes along with some tropical fruit (lychee, papaya). Nice herbal chamomile-like notes too. Underneath is a fair bit of clean malt.
Herbal tea notes are very pronounced as flavours too, almost becoming a bit astringent. Some soft fruit is noticeable underneath as well as pleasing clean malt.
A bit too much tea but pretty solid.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yes it is different. It has a farmhouse feel with a sour aftertaste. Some fruity aromas, but not an IPA I am use to.
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 330ml bottle on 10/10/2012.Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is dominated by strong Earl Grey tea with a light fruity background. In the mouth, there is both sweet and tart citrus fruit, a hint of grapefruit, and heaps more Bergamot orange/Earl Grey tea flavour. The bitterness is medium to high, and sticks around well after it goes down the hatch. This is an extremely unusual, impressive and delightful brew.
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eery floral aroma of mellow hops (probably FWH) but complex flavour balanced with good sweetness
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy dark orangey brown, with a small amount of carbonation. Sweet orangey citrus smell with some lavender and flowers. Strong coriander and herb flavours, definately strong tea flavours, overpowering though.