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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours amber-orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a mingling of citrusy hops and bergamot. Taste is Earl Grey upfront with hoppy citrus following. Some pleasant lingering bitterness and bergamot. Body is on the lighter side with a decent amount of carbonation. You have to like Earl Grey to get into this beer but if you do, the combination with citrusy hops works very well. I love Earl Grey and I love this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle@home from Regional Wines, wellington
Dark amberwith fluffy off-white head. Rich bergamot and tea notes on the nose. strong passion fruit and tannic tea flavours with a long bergamot finish. Really well balanced fantastic T-IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Great, extreme beer. Aromas of coriander, caramel, grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2013
some amazing beers tonight. this had two predominant flavours - black tea and apricots. thankfully the tea took the back seat to provide a base to the citrus and other malty goodness. utterly fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
330ml bottle. A rich orange tinted amber, with a thin off white head. Strong aromas of herbs and spices, with strong notes of citrus, early great tea and straw. Hints of apricots and a floral character. Initial taste is a relatively sweet, floral flavour with a strong notes of pale malts and citrus. Spiced black tea flavour finish with a rising bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2265) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Golden-light orange body. Moderate sized white head. Distinctively brewed with earl grey tea. The bergamot orange is unmistakable and is accented by a perfume-like floral profile and some grapefruit. Flavor is similar, soft and pleasant. Medium to light bodied, appropriate carbonation, lightly bitter finish. A great change of pace and well done offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 10/10/2012.Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is dominated by strong Earl Grey tea with a light fruity background. In the mouth, there is both sweet and tart citrus fruit, a hint of grapefruit, and heaps more Bergamot orange/Earl Grey tea flavour. The bitterness is medium to high, and sticks around well after it goes down the hatch. This is an extremely unusual, impressive and delightful brew.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodies_Best (229) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2012
300 ml bottle. Aroma is pretty amazing, lemon fudge, Turkish delight, rose, citrus marmalade with a sweet creamy butter finish. What the heck! Who would have thought? Taste is like rosehip, then black tea, finishes with malty sweetness and slight bitter aftertaste. Citrus flavours floating in there. Pretty unusual.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (273) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
So much earl grey, can't tell from the aroma whether it's tea or beer. If you like earl grey and IPA this is definitely for you, lots of American hops.


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