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

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RATINGS: 271   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.

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3.4
GuideDogSaint (1404) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 2, 2017
330ml bottle at home in Xiamen as a present from a Chinese friend. Pours hazy dark orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus and tea with pine. Have to say this has a bit of an odd sort of floral taste and a bitter finish.

3.1
Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra flaske 330ml. Spandert av Rune og delt med ham på Mad Bishop and Bear, London 26 Mar 17. Gyldengul. Høyt tett skum som er rimelig stabilt. Litt uklar. Lett sitronaroma. Smaken søtlig frukt. Grei - men uvariert.

3.7
imdownthepub (14469) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Keg at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Hazy gold with slim white head. Quite a sharp and crisp beer from the off, there is lemon, orange zestiness along with a perfumed odd character that I now know to be Early Grey Tea, I should have realised from the name. The perfumed note lingers a while on the palate, yes it’s tea, but also quite grassy. Very pleasant.

3.9
ABS (1051) - Stokke, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2017
Can from Vinmonpolet’s BU. Pours golden, some bubbly, white head. Citrus, floral, lemon. Very nice, herbal bitterness. A bit oily. Refreshing. Medium carbonation and body. I enjoyed this one a lot!

3.6
jamiemac87 (134) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Pours golden with a small head. Lemon and rind on the nose. Citrus flavours give way to a pronounced tea element that lingers. Different but good.

3.4
alkolord (543) - - MAY 11, 2017
Kupfer golden, klar, weißer Schaum, leicht alkoholisch in der Nase, runder Körper, leicht gewürzig, süßlich,

3.2
Rune (12604) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
330ml bottle shared with Finn at Mad Bishop and Bear. Steady pearl white head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Hazy golden body. Mild aroma of floral hops. Tea-like hoppy flavours, some grass and grain, lightly spiced. Bittersweet rounded finish. Medium bodied. Drinks pretty well. (Paddington, London 26.04.2017).

3.6
macca147 (156) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold-orange with minimal head. Aroma: citrus notes including grapefruit, lemon and orange peel. Mild herbal notes. Taste: citrus and melon flavours hit the palate first, followed by a lingering bitterness and floral flavours. The tea leaf flavours linger on the palate, but dominate the aftertaste chiefly. Mild carbonation, and a bit flat. High marks for originality and creativity. The flavour balance works much better than I expected it would, but couldn’t drink more than one of these in a session.

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Navers (105) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 10°C, Duvel Glass. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma of bergamot oil, citrous zest, sweet malts, tea. Flavor is sweet, citrous, zesty orange, tannins bitterness, semi hoppy and grassy, noticeable tea aftertaste. Refreshing and tasty.

3.6
daniele (9021) - ITALY - APR 20, 2017
brewdog can bb 4/1/18 leggero ambrato arancio limpida discreta schiuma media persistenza naso te bergamotto pesca limone non molto secca amaro medio


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