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


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RATINGS: 252   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (895) - 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 (9201) - 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 (3254) - 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 (2986) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1871) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from a random shop at Dalston Junction. Brewdog version. BB 08.12.2017. Pours murky orangeish amber with brief creamy white head. Real nice juicy tropical fruit aroma, mango and lychee maybe, a bit of fruity sourness, a bit of tea leafiness. At points more weird juice than beer but Im fine with that. Tastes as good, bittersweet and soapy of slightly unripe mango, dry leafy tea bitterness in the finish. Crispish carbonation but soft on the palate. Refreshing stuff, only wears out after a while. An excellent thirst quencher after a long day out. Good thing the significant other wanted me to get this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (922) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2017
L: -pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small to medium,foamy,white head -low carbonation visible S: -lemon,oranges,tangerines,grapefruit, to medium bitterniss for the style F: -low to medium carbonation (undercarbonated) -light body O: Citrus-heavy IPA with Earl Grey Tea coming through on the taste. Some Mouthfeel Problems persist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (354) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Pours a hazy gold with little head. Fantastic aroma of hops and tea. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matstrange (182) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
The Earl Grey flavour is subtle but there, gives a delicate floral undertone. Still has a nice amount of hop going on though. So smooth it slips down your throat, making this very drinkable. At 6.5% thats a dangerous game!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (840) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy deep gold with a thick head. Aroma is full of fruit, with orange, lemon, peach, grapefruit and a little melon. Taste is some tart lemon up front, leading into a big floral tea note with a tonne of caramel and orange too. This beer is just so much fun, as well as being absolutely delicious. Its one you just have to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (597) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Tap at Doghouse, Glasgow. Hops and something organic, which is presumably the tea. Light gold. Weak but bright white head. Refreshingly but not overly hoppy, with a smooth savoury edge. Light and soft bodied.

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