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


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 Kellys 2004 album Ways and Means. as Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on..."

Peoples Choice Winner at Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012.

Brewed at Invercargill Brewery, New Zealand or Brewdog, Scotland. Labels clearly state where.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (4123) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Clear yellow, white foam head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and lemon hints. Bitter taste with distinct tea notes. Nice. (Velp 201702)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1158) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Sasparella hints some lemon drizzle dry orange. Dont get the ipa connection could be great spoilt by a thick corn syrup taste and texture interesting non the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (15150) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2017
330ml can (Thirsty, Cambridge)
Sweet honey and black tea aroma. Harsh and acrid tanniny taste. Some sweetish malts too, but this is dominated by the harshness. Palate watery, carbonation fizzy. Finish totally tanniny and dry. This is just bad over-stewed tea. Almost undrinkable. I freaking love tea, and this is an insult to my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2210) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle at home, 17th February 17. Pours amber, aroma is floral, bergamot. Taste is floral, perfume, bitter, citrus, pine, bergamot. Very nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (11159) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB 03/03/18. Thanks Timo A!
Clear deep golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruits, dry Earl Grey tea and cigarette butts in the aroma. The flavor is dry tea, some tea anglais, mild hops and general unpleasantness. I dont like this. And its fair to say I hate tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9774) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 03.03.2018.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Herbal aroma, tea, some fruity notes, toffee. Flavor is lemony, toffee sweet, caramel, some apricot, peach. Okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (822) - HONG KONG - FEB 4, 2017
Hazy orange, with a big and fluffy white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is bergamot, floral, very delicate. Taste gets the tea leaves besides a still strong malty body. Tea leaves (strong), bergamot, lemon, grapefruit and bitter hops are all here. Yeasty and medium bodied, spiced up IPA. Liking it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8728) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2017
Tasting glass draft @ Billies Bier Kaftaria. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is massive Bergamot oil / Earl Grey, huge tea profile, some fruit hops but way in the back, low stone fruit, I adore the Earl Grey profile on me. Taste is hop oil blended with far more Bergamot oil, massive Earl grey, lightly sweet, maybe touch too sweet for the intended style, some stone fruit. Maybe smidgeon too sweet but if you enjoy Earl Grey as much as I do you will adore this. This beer marries my love of beer & tea. Body is hop oil, thick Bergamot oil, hazy hop. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3204) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
On Tap at Lager Lager, Berlin orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, citrus, herbs, spruce, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2715) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Clapham, London in Jan 2016 - Clear Orangey Gold in colour. Average white creamy head. Aroma of leafy tea. Very Fruity; tangy grapefruit and lemon citrus. Spicy; bergamot / Earl Grey tea. Hoppy; piney hops. Malty, light malts, some caramel. Moderately bitter very citrus fruity hoppy meets leafy tea. Interesting flavours. Tasty. Decent. (2016-01-06)

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