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


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RATINGS: 259   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - 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 (1900) - 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 (938) - 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 (364) - 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 (191) - 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 (915) - 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 (663) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pitch992 (204) - SLOVENIA - NOV 21, 2016
On tap at craft beer calling 2016. Interesting and well balanced brew that is surprisingly drinkable despite high aromatics and high taste levels. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (537) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Schooner Brewdog. Slightly hazy gold. Lovely herby aroma. Soft mouthfeel, nice balance of citrus herbs hops and cinder toffee. Stupidly drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3102) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Tap @ In De Wildeman, sample size glass. Golden color, mostly clear. White head. Aromas: perfumy, citrussy, light earl grey/bergamot. Retronasal its perfumy, bergamot, aniseed, fruit, tea. Flavor is mild, light bitter, tea-ish. Medium bodied. Light bitter finish, herbal. Pretty nice.

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