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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Tea Leaf IPA
Contract brewed at Invercargill
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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3.8
JLP86 (10) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2018
Kleur: Abrikoosachtig oranje, veel koolzuur Aroma: Smaak: fris, licht, hop aanwezig, maar niet overheersend, tonen van perzik en natuurlijk Earl Grey. Uitstekende manier om thee te drinken!

4
Beer5000 (7001) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2018
Can. Slightly unclear body with a fine white head. Nice aroma that's actually smells like floral tea with some citric fruit and soft malt in the background. Flavor is rich, soft floral tea, fruit, a bit like ice tea with soft malt and moderate bitterness. Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste. An interesting version of an IPA, and it works great.

4
CurlyJoe (470) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2018 Very flower-y IPA. Yea adds to the floral and fruit taste, not too bitter but it's definitely there. Great beer.

4.3
DanielBrown (4605) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2018
Can from a service station Waitrose. Smells delightful - pressed petunia leaf, with a rainwater lime. Delicious taste: squidy citrus fruit, with melted sugar and lemon gum. Like a firm press on the trigger of a miniature water pistol.

3.9
rodsquad (465) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2018 Can as gift thanks to Cam. Pours a hazy, apricot-orange gold with a creamy, fluffy off-white head. Plenty of bubbles in the glass makes a very attractive looking beer. Aromas of toffee and St Clements citrus. It's really bright and fresh. Right enough, there's a light touch of tea leaf that adds earthiness. There's also a sweet, sherbet quality that persists. On the first tasting it hits you straight away with a real lemony herb that is the stand-out signature of Earl Grey. They've got this bang-on for refreshment and not the gimmick. It's so light and fresh. It feels smooth and full bodied although the flavours lighten the experience. It has a bubbly, gentle level of carbonation. Really fresh floral and citrus lightens this beer leading you to an impression of something resembling sessionable. A dangerously tasty IPA.

3.6
simontomlinson (821) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2018
Frothy white head stayed on a hazy dark orange body. Zesty fruity aroma. Medium bodied, highly carbonated with clean finish. Grapefruit, sweet citrus, tropical fruits & herbal tastes. Very nice

3.2
kwik-lime (2243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2018 Can at the Gatehouse in Tonbridge. Quite citrusey, hints of tea, moderate hop. Nice beer.

3
alements (1) - - FEB 16, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 classic apa front end (hoppy, citrus) with a sharp finish, notes of earl grey tea coming through strong

3.8
ruuurd (425) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2018 Orange-yellow hazy pour. The smell reminds me of a homemade ice tea with lemons. Fresh, but also with a nice, different taste!

3.7
blueruin (354) - - FEB 2, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 1st rating: Hops and some zest. I get some of the bergamot/zesty flavour I'd expect in earl grey, but I'm not entirely convinced it works as a beer. Almost a little soapy, but with some unneeded caramel sweetness? Nothing wrong with it, just not for me. 2nd Rating, Feb 18. Can at home from beerbods Deep orange-y yellow with minimal bubbly head Aroma is grapefruit pith plus some cereal/malt. Some juicy orange tang going on? Taste is juicy, more grapefruit. Not sure if I can taste the tea or just being suggestible, it’s decent enough. Think what i'd previously perceived of caramel sweetness is the tea/bergamot notes coming through. Finish is juicy and a little herbal – the tea? Palate is solid, Overall, this is nice, if pretty unusual. Not something I’d be desperate to have again, but nicely refreshing. Would need to be in the mood.


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