Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (539) - Auckland, - OCT 22, 2012
I’m smiling because you actually never know what it is you’re getting until you get it. I don’t get why it’s an IPA though, there is some more research that I need to make before making bold claims like that, but I guess it has to sit somewhere on the scale of things. This is a bit of good for what ails me and I enjoyed it a lot. And will again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (752) - - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Dark golden with small head. Aroma is strong earl Grey, ie lemony and floral with a bit of actual tea thrown in. Taste is sweet and tangy, slight dryness with a hum on the tongue. Lovely smooth oily mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. Really really nice, good good double good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2015
Frothy white head. Lots of tea and floral hops in the nose. Modestly bitter mouth, fairly malty backbone. Decent little IPA but finish is a bit too perfumy with too much earl grey tea. Still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear deep gold moving into light amber. Zero head. Earl Grey tea is all over the nose with some ruby red grapefruit, grass and floral notes as well. Taste is similar: very earl grey with some lemon zest and grapefruit bitterness. Good bitterness. Body is super heavy with very little carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1424) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
On Keg, served very cold, pours pale gold, very light haze, white head. Lemon and floral hop aroma, light tannins, quite unusual, very drinkable. Light bodied, oily texture with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4447) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Vibrant cloudy amber beer with a very strong frothy white head. The aroma is hopped and fruity with orange peel, and the flavour is deeply bitter and hopped with a touch of fruity grapefruit but without the citrusness. Overall a nice beer, too complicate for my palate to distinguish all the flavours though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear Amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has ice lemon tea along a hint of grapefruit, taste has green tea, light lemon, spice, very crisp, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours clear amber. Nose is herbs, fruits, citrus, tea. Tastes fruits, tea, herbs, caramel. In a way I dont like tea in beer but this is quite good although the tea is quite dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7225) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a bunch of herbal, green, tea like hops, pale toasted malts, a splash of grapefruit citrus, moderate bitterness tothe finish, a light ppeppery spice, a hint of lemon, decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1739) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Orange golden colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of floral fruity, earl grey tea, orange & mango. Taste is malt, caramel, grain with juicy fruits, fragrant earl grey tea notes and lingering tangy spicy earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, grain malts, straw, Earl Grey / bergamot. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, massive, frothy,white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, immediately floral hops, Earl Grey, bergamot, very dry and long finish. Overall: excellent IPA, fantastic idea with the team leaves. Bottle from Twenty One Wines, Brighton.

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