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


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RATINGS: 243   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (1447) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2017
Der Earl Grey bringt anscheinend Minze & belgische Kruterhefe ins Spiel. Definitv mal wieder ein IPA Grenzgnger. Dem Tripelsmell folgt ein schn angesweeteter Malzbodytrunk mit einem leicht aprikosenfruchtigen Backdrop. Very easy to Schlrf. My first YEASTIE Brew and i like it 😀. Das Finish ist spicey, hoppy & schn lang. Wohlwollend, knnte man sagen ;). 0,33l CAN aus Haarlem, NL. Elegant & grazis 👌.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6471) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
September 12, 2015 - on keg (I think) at Mother Kellys (Shoreditch). Clear light orange, smallish off-white head. Aroma is mostly straightforward citrus and perfume/floral bitterness, not that sweet. Taste is ... really really bitter perfumed soap, but with citrus zest - weird. Average body, strong carbonation, medium finish - harshness emerges as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (2093) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2017
On tap at Oproer, Utrecht. Nose is citrus, lavender, fruity, babaszappan. Body is clear pale yellow golden, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, lavender, grass, spices, floral. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is medium lasting floral grassy medium bittersweet. Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very interesting aroma, well balanced, bit too dry, nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4486) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Tried at the Craft Rooms. Lincoln. Hazy deep golden colour with a thin off white head. Aroma lemon, grapefruit and floral. Taste light sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrh2254 (64) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
From a beer hawk mystery case. Excellent IPA. Nice , dry and medium hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (4170) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Clear yellow, white foam head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and lemon hints. Bitter taste with distinct tea notes. Nice. (Velp 201702)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1190) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Sasparella hints some lemon drizzle dry orange. Dont get the ipa connection could be great spoilt by a thick corn syrup taste and texture interesting non the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (15342) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2017
330ml can (Thirsty, Cambridge)
Sweet honey and black tea aroma. Harsh and acrid tanniny taste. Some sweetish malts too, but this is dominated by the harshness. Palate watery, carbonation fizzy. Finish totally tanniny and dry. This is just bad over-stewed tea. Almost undrinkable. I freaking love tea, and this is an insult to my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2266) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle at home, 17th February 17. Pours amber, aroma is floral, bergamot. Taste is floral, perfume, bitter, citrus, pine, bergamot. Very nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (11274) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB 03/03/18. Thanks Timo A!
Clear deep golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruits, dry Earl Grey tea and cigarette butts in the aroma. The flavor is dry tea, some tea anglais, mild hops and general unpleasantness. I dont like this. And its fair to say I hate tea.

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