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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 126   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.


Rangi's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (626) - - 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! 


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
airrick2003 (619) - Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2015
Appearance: pretty hazy darker gold color, beige head that faded fast Aroma: tea, coriander, sweet tangerine, Taste: very bitter throughout but not in the usual way, the tea is very evident, has a caramel malt backbone that is kinda subtle Palate: lighter mouthfeel, tea aftertaste, lively carbonation Overall: this is unique, bitter and tea are the dominant aspects, not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3603) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Red orange brown, not much head. Tea resin hop aroma. Tea and resin flavour and aftertaste. Tea and beer not a good combination for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (302) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with creamy white head. Aroma of perfumey bergamot, grapefruit, orange and grassy hops. Taste of bergamot, tea leaves, citrusy orange, grapefruit and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth texture and soft carbonation. A spicy, tea leave finish. A unique take on an IPA, wasn’t sure at first but grown to really enjoy this. Worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trith1 (48) - - MAR 19, 2015
A spicy brew, first taste from the Yeastie Boys and I'm not disappointed. The tea flavor isn't as dominant as I would have hoped for, but a essence is picked up. More soft tropical fruit and a nice rounded banana are followed by a solid hit of hop.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Makaveli (12) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
330ml Bottle from Hop Burns & Black, Dulwich. Herbal & tea aroma. A very well balanced beer, lovely Earl Grey and citrus flavours with a lasting taste. Very nice but I imagine it needs to be your thing. If you dig this try the Earl Grey IPA from Marble!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (616) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Interesting experiment, the earl grey comes through strongly in both aroma and flavour. Although you wouldn’t want to drink many, it’s a unique twist on the ipa standard.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamestulloch (1828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Powerful aroma - shower gel, green tea and lavendar. Unusual. Flavour of... deodorant sprayed straight in the gob. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. I like strongly flavoured beers, but this is far too intense. As a subtle addition, bergamot and Earl Grey Blue Flower tea could work really nicely, but in this it is incredibly cloying. I could only drink about a quarter of the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (628) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
On tap at craft beer rising. Nice pale in colour slight bitter aroma with lots of fruity hops coming through you get the tea slightly but not over bearing bitter finish a good beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 17, 2015
hoppy, slightly spicy but not hugely aromatic,, mediocre head, good orangish murky colour, the early grey is noticeable and a nice touch, clean finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (609) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Cloudy light red, small white head. Aroma: fresh yeast, citrus, black tea, herbs, grass. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.


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