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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


Rangi's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (566) - - MAY 26, 2013
Wow interesting. Not a subtle difference from normal ipa flavours but a nice sharp one.  No significant head with very little carbonation. Subtle aroma of tea and fruit. Flavour is a big smack of herbal tea! Sharp taste. Took me a minute to adjust and come around to this but I’m enjoying it. Certainly delivers what it intends! 


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1401) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
With Z, pours a honey tea color with a nice cream colored head. Nose is deep citrus, predominately lemon and tea. Taste is all in the label truly a tea inspired ale, with a strong lemony tea taste. Have had these tea inspired ales before, unfortunately not " my cup of tea " . Different, and worth a try at best. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber orange with a beige head and aroma of lemon and tea that really comes through. Taste is lemony and fruity, tons tea notes throughout with citrus and grapefruit leading to a bitter finish. Interesting brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours dirty orange gold with off white head. Nose/taste of tea, earth, orange spice, lemon, light toasty caramel malt and florals. Lighter medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
16 July 2014, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is light grapefruit hops with an added sweet floral note. Med body and mildly fizzy. Hops aren't as bold and floral aroma really comes out as green tea. Fun and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy, iced-tea brown with a short, off-white head. Aroma is definitely chock-full of tea leaves....mild fruity hops, potpourri. Taste is floral, peach, tea...leafy, herbal, earthy... Different....very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma is fruit, flowers, spices and intensely perfumed. The flavor is fruit, spices, citrus, tea overtones, mild/medium funky sweetness and a tart/sour/slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (42) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2014
Aromatic hops piney and tea aroma. Pale to amber body with nice lacing. malty hoppy taste with the tea blending in well. Well hopped; not an overpowering IPA. Very nice as something different!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Smells of piney fruity hop, bit of citrus/orange/mango, sweet and herbal tea. Tastes very sweet and perfume-y, slightly potpourri-ish. Almost reminds me of the Coedo beers in its perfuminess. Tiny bit of grassiness but otherwise surprised this is classified as an IPA. Not much hop. Like the idea but not enough hop or real tea flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1163) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
330ml bottle Orange gold bodied beer, dense white head holds. Aroma quite fruity; citrus, stone fruits, pineapple with dried leafy herbs and toasty malt. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, nice chewy texture. Interesting flavour; citrusy hops, biscuity malt, pot pourri, light smoke, peach, leafy spice. Moderately bitter finish, touch of tea leaf astringency. Intriguing beer, flavours work well

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear orange brown with a medium sized white head. Aroma of froot loops and tea. Flavor of tea, oranges, lemon and fruit.


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