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Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)

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


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Tuatara’s flagship beer, global best seller and multiple award-winner. A new world pale ale brewed with all New Zealand hops and showcasing the distinctive tropical fruit aromatics and taste profile of NZ hops (Pacific Jade, Cascade, Sauvin and Wai-iti). Offering a deep, long, new age flavour profile. Complex, tastes of herbs, citrus and grapefruit; fresh tropical fruit hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerdevine (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
Lovely nose followed by a malty pallet combined with an NZ hop blend. Good length and lovely all round beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
330ml bottle into glass. Golden amber beer with towering white head. High carbonation. Nose of doughnuts, fruity hops and pepper. Easy-drinking, earthy, juicy-fruit taste. Finish has balancing bitterness followed by more subtle fruits. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShawnChong (6) - - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
Aroma: piney, earthy, complex hop aroma Appearance: very clear and nice medium amber color, very big head served from draft Palate: clean, medium low body Taste: very tasty, very nice pale ale, complex hop aroma flavor, easy drinking yet very pleasant pale ale. Because the complex hop aroma, somehow is like a session IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
Big offwhite head. Clear still coppery body. Resiny tropical fruit and sugar-bread aroma with pineapple notes. Dryish resiny spicy pineapple taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny sugar-bread aftertaste with pineapple and oranges notes. Nice, drinkable, fresh. (0.33l bottle, from ... I’m not sure.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy flowery aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Standard nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (95) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2016
A nice peachy and very well balanced a great example of Nz hops. Showing the new age beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (280) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2016 On tap at 16 Tun (had bottled before). Aroma is sherbet, bitter and malts. Taste is pretty much that too. Sweet and bitter, with biscuit to keep everything grounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maracuja05 (495) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
04-09--16 // bottle from Systembolaget Stockholm. Hazy golden colour with medium white head. Strong mango in the nose. Tropical fruits on the tongue, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Bottle 330ml. @ The Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, hop oil, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, citrus, hoppy, pale malt, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160820]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (189) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a light gold. Fruity nose with a strong hop flavour. More sweet notes bear the end.

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