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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 87   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - 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 (10404) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Slight gusher. Red amber pour, uncontrollable head. Smells liek some artificial citrus juice drink, maybe some raspberry thrown in there too. The flavor is medicinal and very leafy, very strong, some citrus, cleaning fluid, sour. Weird ass brew. If you are looking for an ipa with tea i woudl suggest Milwaukee Hop Freak, it is a 4 pk of pints for nearly the price of this single 11.2 oz.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours light amber with a nice off-white head and a citrus and bubble gum aroma. There is a medium-bodied sweet malt flavor with lots of Earl Grey and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Glowing orange-red, clear. Low head. Lovely herbal, floral, fruity nose. You do get Earl Grey tea, plus grasses and herbs and citrus. Very original and lovely nose. Caramel malts, light chocolate, Earl Grey, grassy. Rich malts. Rather light. Good original beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Served in DFH IPA glass. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head with good retention.. Good, plenty ropes and bits of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry, clean finish. Medium-plus body. Very interesting, unique aroma. Leafy, herbal tea flavor, lemon, light orange hop, light spicy herbal aroma, though no spicy taste... Just a good bitterness and zest, light sweetness. Very tasty, interesting, enjoyable stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Sample at festival, golden pour, floral tea notes, orange marmalade notes. Interesting flavor, sweet floral notes , unique and pretty good


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