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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


beer-yum's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1042) - Wellington, - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 A love/hate sort of beer that I happen to like. Makes a nice change from the lingering bitterness of most of the other beers I enjoy drinking. A great way to start (and finish) a session.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (462) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, yeast, hops, fruit, orange, citrus and thea.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, yeast and orange; gets slightly bitter with hops, fruit and citrus; finishes slightly weird and medicinal with thea.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1308) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
On tap @ de Zaak, Utrecht. Clear light amber with a white head. Citrus, mostly orange, and tea aroma. Medium bitterness. Tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (348) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
Very light and fresh. Mainly citrus fruits (grapefruit and lemon) and clearly earl grey. Restrained in sweetness and bitterness. A beer best suited for a warm summer evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6172) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Tap @ derat, large sample. Almost clear orange color, short head. Aroma of grassy hop, citrus, loads of earl grey tea, white wine. Medium bitterness in taste, earl grey tea, quite dry, some cookie. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours a semi-opaque orange with a small white head. Smells of caramel, roses, bergamot, peaches and yeast, unlike any beer I have tried before. The taste is sweet and perfumey, with notes of roses and berries (not sure which, though) and feint bergamot. Incredible beer, unlike anything I have ever tried before.
Disclaimer: I am a big fan of Earl Grey tea, which is made using bergamot oil

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShaneJ (802) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Plonk (June 2015). Clear bronze-amber, creamy white head, amazing floral aromas, rose petal, bergamot, lavender, with a candy-like sweetness balanced with a perfect level of bitterness. I love this beer, one of my all time favourites.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3992) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2016
(Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.5% Orange coloured body, cloudy, with a small and thin white head on top, low retention. Aroma of light citrus, tea leaves, kumquat. Taste also of citrus, earl grey tea with its bergamont notes, kumquat, light spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2077) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
33cl bottle shared with friends. Hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Subtle bitter and sweet tones. Tea, herbs, caramel, hops, fruits and some grass. Liked this a lot!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2677) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is quite herbal, very floral, vanilla, jasmine, bergamot, tea, lemon, soapy, potpourri, hoppy notes. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Generally I adore Earl Grey IPA but this was something else, truly off-the-scale herbal and floral. Interesting, but not necessarily a drinking experience I care to repeat.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11843) - 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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