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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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There’s a pile of clichés we won’t deploy here attesting to the fact that you can never take anything in this world for granted. Sure enough, just as Tuatara’s beloved American Pale Ale looked like getting bigger than Texas, our supply of the mighty American hops that defined it started to go wobbly on us. Undeterred, we set to crafting a local solution. Aotearoa Pale Ale takes the spirit of the old APA and reanimates it with a hopping regime that’s as kiwi as a 25 year mortgage. The same-but-different local recipe (Pacific Jade, Cascade, Sauvin and Wai-iti for all you trainspotters) is well within the remit of the original APA, but with a deep, long, new age flavour profile.


andrewturba's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a clear golden colour with sizable white head that dissipates to a small white covering that laces the glass quite nicely. Aromas are pine, citrus, sweet malt. Flavors are grapefruit, pine, medium bitterness, bit of malty sweetness. Overall a very smooth flavorful beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (320) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
bottle at home. This is a ripper of an APA. Pale amber pour, big fruity and citrus hop aroma, appropriate solid smooth bitterness. A superb example of the style. I just wish it was a bit cheaper in Australia!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (694) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Citrus grapefruit pale. Way too much tang here for me. Nice resinous quality but needs more tropical fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
On keg at the Bow Bar. Appearance - cloudy golden orange with a pleasant thin head. Nose - slight struck match and chicken skin thing going on. Taste - intense lemon and lime. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - i have to say, this might be the least exciting beer of today. Needed more on the nose and taste didn’t really step up either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
Really enjoyed this, particularly when priced the same as lawnmower beer. Aroma was medium hop, more grass and spruce than floral. Taste was strong bread with caramel and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1213) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle, pours golden brown, Juicy tropical fruit, pine, caramel, medium bodied, oily and resiny texture, finish is bitter. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBlueSky93 (400) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Pure Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham. Pours Clear golden with a single finger creamy coloured head. Aroma of hoppiness, a little skunky, light malts, orange, spice. Initial taste of light malts, then some orange, mixing with light spices, touch of some floralness too. Nice and smooth. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
25th February 2015
Bright clear gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Smooth sweetish pale malts, light cream. Hops are mildly skunky with mellow orange and orange marmalade. Very mild hop spice. Smooth semi dry finish. Mild floralness. Nicely joined up, clean and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (663) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
A very tasty pale ale, interesting hops in both the aroma and taste. The bottle is fantastic, with a lizard skin effect on the neck .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle at Harry’s leaving do. Very nice fruity piney hops, caramel. Good sweet and bitter balance. Long aftertaste - very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grain, grass and orange. Flavour of biscuit, boiled vegetables and a hint of citrus. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Much simpler than I expected.


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