Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

buzz_and_hum's rating

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Keg @ Birmingham Beer Bash 2015. Pours hazy gold with lively white head. Grainy cereal, vanilla and a sweet spiciness. Didn’t know it was earl grey they used til afterwards. Alright but the spiciness doesn’t gel too brilliantly for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On draught at the 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The aroma is distinctly earl grey tea. Somehow, the flavor is a nice balance of the hoppy IPA and the herbal and earl grey tea notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Soupoftoday (44) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2015
I usually dislike when people rate a beer when they have a fundamental distaste for the style. For example, if you don’t like hops than you shouldn’t rate an IPA low, just stay clear of it. But making a beer that tastes like your grandmother’s perfume is deeply off. Perfume is not something the human body should consume. I wish I had of read the label before I bought this. Tastes like floral perfume with only a hint of IPA. Dud idea. Sure taste is subjective but yeastie boys subjectivity is lame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beercuts (14) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Unlikely to be everyone’s cup of tea, this is a spectacular beer with a full on whomp of earl grey to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2015
from bottle intense floral citrus fruity aroma as poured cloudy orange with a lasting head the taste is really complex surprising maybe not assume earl grey citrus banana pineapple hoppy flavours bitter dry finish grew on me as it went down crazy beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (237) - - JUN 8, 2015
Wasn’t sure at first. Grapefruit aroma. Oranges and definitely Earl Grey tea. Grows on you. Good strength and medium on palate. All in all quite good if unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (452) - - JUN 7, 2015
Very floral with big earl grey taste & a great bitter end. Also some fruitiness - limes, peaches & strawberries. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is yeast, orange citrus, light floral. The flavour is light bitter with a smooth, crisp, citrus hop palate. The tea is definitely there too, with some chocolate mint notes all the way through. Very unusual and very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with a nice head. Nose - citrus with a light bergamot note. Taste - the bergamot is more pronounced. Citrus through the middle then more earl grey on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a nice dry finish, though the bergamot makes it a bit soapy. Overall - not sure this particular combination of hops and tea worked for me. Tea too dominant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (312) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Droop, Bristol. Explosive orangescent spicy aroma bursts out of a red orange coloured beer making it look and smell very vibrant. Smells like orange liquer. The bergamot flavour is very apparent in the tasting and makes this a very complex but tasty brew.

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