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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 (597) - - 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! 


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1068) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, 11/8/2014. Cloudy amber pour, hazy white head, a few wisps of lacing left around the glass. Aroma is a cloud of Earl Grey leaves, honeyed potpurri, soft citrus flesh, mild biscuit. Taste is round citrus, floral Earl Grey, spicy tea bitterness. Light medium body, drinkable, balanced. Very nice, the tea notes go well with the style- enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy pale amber, nose is lemon, tea, toffee, taste is lemon, orange, sticky toffee, tea, sweet, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3978) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy pale gold, thin white head. Earl grey tea aroma, light resin and oranges. Taste is light bitter, caramel sweet. Good balance. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Keg at the bat. Hazy Amber, small off white head. Resinous tea nose. Bergamot and hops. Different and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (537) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours lightly hazed amber with a thick white head. Big Earl Grey nose with mildly citric hops. Nice malt backbone, caramel, toffee. Slightly sweet with a well bittered finish. Well past it’s best before, but still quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (361) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Very hazy opaque copper color with tan head. Aroma of tea leaves. Up front flavor of green tea and piney floral hops. Subtle sweet malt flavor. Slight bitter piney hop finish. Unusual and good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear mahogany into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet tea aromas. Sweet orange citrus and dry earl gray mustiness front to back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
Golden orange with a small head, aromas of licorice and toffee, an unusual flavour aroma mix but I enjoyed the fresh herbs and licorice with a mild bitter aftertaste. Different but very nice

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaril (30) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
My two favorite drinks combined. Love the bergamot aroma. Pours a dark amber with thin white head. Tropical fruit at the front of the palate giving way to the tea/hop bitterness which has a moderately long finish. I’d imagine this would be quite dangerous on a hot night

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1492) - 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


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