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

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4793) - 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 (58) - - 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 (444) - 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 (4510) - 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 (1295) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Hopfenreich. Der milde Earl Grey Geschmack dominiert. Gute Erfrischung.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (540) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2016
Tap at Marciero. End of the keg, murky pond water. Nice early grey tea aroma, suitable pine backing. Dominant tea flavour, something Im into, it lends a seamless bitter taste to a medium bodied malt and herbal hop mix. Dry feel, crisp yeast esters. Still unique after a few years, well done.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (705) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Aroma: deliciously fruity infused with Earl Grey tea; Appearance: medium amber, clear pour with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: disappointingly bland after a great aroma; like a really weak apa; Palate: medium body with medium lightly hoppy finish; Overall: not too bad considering I purchased the brand just because it reminded me of the Beastie Boys. Might buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerclubsa (143) - Strand, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 11, 2016
440ml bottle transported by plane. Incredible balance between the smoky, floral earl grey and the hop forward malt characters of an IPA. Phenomenal, and one of my favourites of all time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (192) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 A clear rich golden colour with a medium sized white head. Floral, fruity citrus aroma, peach, bergamot and tea. A medium sweet fruity flavour, the Earl Grey comes through followed by a dry finish.


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