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

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RATINGS: 224   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 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15763) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle, 6.5%. Slightly amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, tea, caramel and bergamot. Flavour is malt, caramel, tea, bergamot, hops, citrus, herbal, little sweet, hops and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, herbs, malt, tea and hops. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18102) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, tea and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 181016

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1329) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
(33 cl bottle from Whole Foods Market Richmond; Batch 160373; BBD: August 12th 2017; Brewed at Brewdog) Poured at fridge temperature into a To l stemmed teku reveals a hazy amber body with one finger of white head that mostly fades leaving film and lace. Aroma has subdued notes of bergamotte, citrus fruit and some herbal hints. Oily texture, soft almost flat carbonation, medium to light body and a short finish. Flavour holds relatively little bitterness and a moderate bit of sweetness. Clean and drinkable but not terribly interesting and a bit of a gimmick. Perhaps the hops would be more expressive in a fresher version.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4638) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. It has a herbal, floral tea and lemon flavour with sweet herbal notes on the fruity finish. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mb23 (10) - Kennedy Town, HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2016
Earthy smell, can definitely enjoy the Earl Gray part to this. Looks like an IPA but smells like an IPA garden! Long finish with lively flavour. Great summer brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ab29 (57) - - SEP 27, 2016
Beautiful nose, lovely bergamot flavours, and nicely hopped. On Draught full pint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inoven (377) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Flesje gedeeld met Benzai op 6-12-15. Amberkleurig bier met wit schuim. Aroma en smaak is citrusachtig en kruidig. Prikkelend in de mond. Nasmaak is bitter en vloeit licht uit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4481) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2016
Tap @ Derat. Clear copper colour with a white head. Nose is light malty, grapefruits, and green tea. Flavour is grapefruits, sweet and slightly sour candy, tropical fruits and a bit of grean tea. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Michael27 (1099) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Hopfenreich. Der milde Earl Grey Geschmack dominiert. Gute Erfrischung.


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