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Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

Brewed at Invercargill Brewery, New Zealand or Brewdog, Scotland. Labels clearly state where.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
19th December 2014
Very hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Light pale malts. Vibrant lemon and bergamot. Spicy pine hops. Light dry finish with a lemon spice linger. Punchy and very drinkable and a lot better than the Spoons cask version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (19720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 From the brewer... Golden amber... Golden amber... Thin white head.... Soft fruits... Massive bergomot.. Light lemon nose... Dry fruits... Huge huge bergamot.. Light sweet toffee.. Juicy fruits... I love how much of the bergomot im getting.. keg at the hanging bat... Hazy pink amber... Thin white lacing... Soft fruits... Dry juicy bergomot... Soft sweet fruits... Long soft oily fruits... Light bitter and long bergomot finish 3.9Keg at the hanging bat... Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits.... Light herbal fruits nose.. Long soft tea... Long orange... Little too fizzy 3.9 Tap at potting shed.. Much the same

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle consumed in honor of 3fourths’ kiwi trip, to wish him luck and beerspeed. Murky amber brown color, large cram colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of dried tea leaves, dusty pineapple. Taste is herbal and bitter, almost iced tea in the finish. Strange but pleasant. Enjoy, Michael!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Slightly hazy pale golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma, citrus, tea, oranges, caramel notes, floral, some spices. Tea and grapefruit flavor, citrus, spicy notes, herbal, some caramel. Quite nice beer with the tea actually working quite nice with the hop profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Poured light copper with a fizzy/creamy beige head. Aroma is very Earl Grey. Even the leafy aspect. Med body. Flavor is Earl Grey with a little caramel. Good stuff , but shockingly different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12990) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear tea color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy tea aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth dark sweet flavor with a moderate citrus sweet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12845) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of straw, floral notes, earl grey tea, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, floral notes, earl grey tea and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering floral finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (12157) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle shared with Inoven. Hazy orangy color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is lightly malts, very herbal and floral and definitely some tea. Tastes about the same: some malts, a little more average on the herbs and flowers and tea. Lightly sweet as well. Average body, soft carbonation. Nice experiment, but I’m ok with an IPA without all these weird ingredients.


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