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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


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 (4918) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShaneJ (820) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (895) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2016
The tea is very apparent a little Soapy smelling. Really cloudy orange ring of head. The tea and hops are very well balanced and their bitterness compliments each other nicely. Good body. Better then planned.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Slightly hazy copper with a fast fading head. Amazing nose that is at once full of tea but also reminds me of the beach. Wonderful tones of earl grey tea and mango and light piney resins with some light grapefruit, and sunshine. Smooth earthy flavor with some leafy floral bitterness, loads of earl grey, a smack of bittersweet grapefruit rind, finishing on pine and earl grey. Wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
My two favorite drinks combined. Love the bergamot aroma. Pours a dark amber with thin white head. Tropical fruit at the front of the palate giving way to the tea/hop bitterness which has a moderately long finish. I’d imagine this would be quite dangerous on a hot night

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (980) - - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Dark golden with small head. Aroma is strong earl Grey, ie lemony and floral with a bit of actual tea thrown in. Taste is sweet and tangy, slight dryness with a hum on the tongue. Lovely smooth oily mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. Really really nice, good good double good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nj_lee (25) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
This is a great favourite of mine. The ipa hoppiness is beautifully in my view balanced by the tea flavour. A superb drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2057) - 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 (264) - 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.


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