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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.


beer-yum's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1190) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (640) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (109) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Nicely drinkable, I think due to the balance. And that’s saying something considering the mild lavender vibe going on! Tea present on nose, as is some fruit (grapefruit)? More tea and hop in the mouth. Dangerously smooth stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1213) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Sample at Servaas Maastricht. orange golden beer. medium head. Aroma is tea and some citrus. Taste is the same with a fairly long bitter aftertaste. nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1908) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at home on the balcony in the sun. Slightly hazy very warm yellow golden brew with thin clear white head. Sweet fruitiness, orange, lemon, grapefruit, guanabana, light doughy, floweriness, daisy hearts, flower petals, grassiness. Light sweet, light bitter. Mostly dry and bit bitter finish (tea leaf dry bitterness). Some light gelliness in texture, under medium body. Average carbonation. Nice and refreshing, summer fruity feel. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21693) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4264) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft at the Gnarly Barley. Pours opaque orange gold with a creamy bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like grapefruit, tea leaves, herbs, tart candy, lavender. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like Earl gray tea, grapefruit hops, citrus, and lavender.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2919) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Flaske. Hotelværelse London. Orange uklar. Duft af earl grey. Smag af sødlig grapefrugt. Fungerer fint og er en ganske udmærket øl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4800) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Golden to orange in colour with thin, quick fading head. Swet citrus in the aroma. Particularly tangerine and some bergamot. Nice balance of sweet, bitter, tart makes it easy to drink. Fresh tasting with a light bitterness lingering on the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratto (114) - - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle bbe 05/05/17. Golden colour. Aroma mild, floral, roses. Taste intensely floral and rosey, some herbal bitterness. Floral thing a bit overdone, might go with sushi though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - MAR 6, 2016
6.5%ABV. IPA Tapped out Amber. 10ºSRM. Nose is floral with roses, magnolias and jasmine. It reminds me of an aromatic Indian flower garland. Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate has some nice toasted malt flavors with graham cracker and pie crusts, this is overpowered by the aggressively aromatic flavors of black tea, oolong, jasmine. Finish is medium and flowery. A very interestingly constructed IPA. A little gimicky for me.


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