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

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RATINGS: 258   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (708) - Auckland, - OCT 22, 2012
Im smiling because you actually never know what it is youre getting until you get it. I dont get why its an IPA though, there is some more research that I need to make before making bold claims like that, but I guess it has to sit somewhere on the scale of things. This is a bit of good for what ails me and I enjoyed it a lot. And will again.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (1035) - Stokke, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2017
Can from Vinmonpolets 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamiemac87 (56) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (537) - - MAY 11, 2017
Kupfer golden, klar, weier Schaum, leicht alkoholisch in der Nase, runder Krper, leicht gewrzig, slich,

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12211) - Troms, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
macca147 (107) - 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 couldnt drink more than one of these in a session.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Navers (85) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 10C, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8911) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2017
Can shared at the Uiltje bar, Haarlem during the Koffie/Thee share. Pours a clear golden with a white head. This has loads of tea, earl grey, bergamot, sweet lemon. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Under medium body, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (6957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2017
Tap at Wildeman with Simon, pours a hazy orange color with medium head. Nose and flavor are ultra heavy tea especially orange bergamot, potpourri, lavender, honey, lemon hops and other delicate frowers. Light to medium body. Killer stuff if you like Tea

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (879) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2017
mint... achterin thee... stro... flinke body zoet en bitter in balans... kruidige theeige afdronk


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