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Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 1, 2013
Beery and bitter aroma, hints of tannic tea and orange peel. Glowing burnt orange in colour, oily white head. In the mouth there’s some odd things going on - the tea is a strong flavour, but there’s this soapiness that I can’t quite get my head around. It’s very astringent and tannic on the after taste. I honestly don’t know how I feel about this beer. I’m not a fan of tea, and so for me the tea-like characteristics of this characterful brew are not necessarily a positive. But that said, it does what it says on the bottle - it’s explosive and leafy, full of orange flavoured tea and citrusy hops. Personally, I find it most enjoyable when drunken on a very hot day. An alcoholic ice tea!


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer0clock (3) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
pale, golden, amber, creamy, I was very happy with this beer at the recent wetherspoons festival. I had 2 pints of this which is quite a lot for me. I like earl grey tea too so combining tea and beer was quite ingenious. Best one that I tried at the festival this time.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Slight gusher. Red amber pour, uncontrollable head. Smells liek some artificial citrus juice drink, maybe some raspberry thrown in there too. The flavor is medicinal and very leafy, very strong, some citrus, cleaning fluid, sour. Weird ass brew. If you are looking for an ipa with tea i woudl suggest Milwaukee Hop Freak, it is a 4 pk of pints for nearly the price of this single 11.2 oz.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Keg - Bin 44. Poured a hazy copper-amber with a small but lasting, lacing creamy white head. Ginger, tea leaf, orange and a pithy marmalade-toned bitterness. Definite Earl Grey/bergamot on both nose and palate. Firm citrus tang on the mid-palate. Medium body and carbonation with a dry, lingering herbal and hop balanced finish. Odd. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (338) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Slightly hazy golden beer with a creamy head. Aroma is light, grassy and almost limey. Flavour has a hint of lime to it along with a hoppy sweetness. It?s quite creamy in the mouth too and has a sort of gassy finish. Goes down worryingly easily given it?s strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
From the brewer... Golden amber... Golden amber... Thin white head.... Soft fruits... Massive bergomot.. Light lemon nose... Dry fruits... Huge huge bergamot.. Light sweet toffee.. Juicy fruits... I love how much of the bergomot im getting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (401) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle to bulb glass. Very cloudy burnt orange with strong foam white head. Very inviting aroma of lemon citrus floral tea, definitely complex. Sweet malt balanced with black tea bitterness herbal bitterness and hints of citrus especially lemon zest. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks to stevencon! Murky deep amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Big nose of earl grey tea, herbal spice and citrus. Flavor is herbal grey tea, pine, leafs with a hint of sweetness. Linger bitter tannic finish. Not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (273) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep copper amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is a powerful tea, spice, with hints of citrus hops. Flavor brings out even more of the tea, with some light piney citrusy hops. Light to medium in body with a lingering spiciness. Unique and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (399) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown/orange, tiny white head, definite tea aroma which is nice with a dry tannin aftertaste. The malt smoothness is a surprise, I really liked this a lot. Which was a bit of a shock.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Aeon. Aroma is tea and malt. Bit of toffee but tea dominates. Taste is similar, tea is at the front but there is more sweet maltiness than in the aroma. Don’t get much hoppiness, but there is a slight bitterness. Interesting.


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