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Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)

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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (624) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2016
BB 26.11.16 Upfront sweetness of fresh stone fruit and melons, deep amber and minimal head. Citrus, pine, apricots smooth and sweet malts, tropical fruits, multi layered hops shine in this, Well crafted and enjoyable APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (117) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Tad too bitter on long-ish finish, but quite a tasty APA. Nose has sauvin hop, over-ripe mango too, and wax candle(!) about it #NZSeason10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2040) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya for 375 yen (pretty cheap for Japan). Stinky, cat pissy hops on the front with pineapple and mango as it warms up. Good carbonation with the same tropical fruit on the palate with a bit of passion fruit. The finish is a little bitter and the passion fruit notes clash a tad, but still a good NZ pale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1871) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
330ml bottle from Dronfield Beer Stop - Deep golden body with loose lacing white head. Nose and taste ticks all the boxes with the floral, citrus, grapefruit, orange hints with a lingering dry bitterness. Quite refreshing really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (638) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
A: Light yellow with a white head N: Nice hoppy nose to it. T: lacking some depth to it. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (686) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
Pours clear copper with a big foamy head. A sweet grapefruit and bitter citrus aroma. A very bitter beer. Just right after an apple pie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBlessing (708) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Goldgelb schaum ok, pinie und Kräuter im geruch leichte frucht, Geschmack kräuterig nussig, recht interessantes bier!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
Really big bleach white head and clear golden body. Aroma of hops, hops, and more hops, but just a single hop profile, no layering. Flavour is the same single hop profile with a bit of a weaker finish. Drinkable, solid, but middling.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3262) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Fresh nose, with tropical fruit, light stinky hopping, and pale malts. Clear medium gold color. Flavors of citrus, light mango, resin, and small bittering, with a dryish finish. Medium body. Balanced and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (1396) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
Vom Fass in Perth. Orange klare Farbe, schöner heller Schaum. In der Nase Mandarine, Hopfen und ein Hauch Schokobohne. Bitterer Antrunk, dann Frucht und im Abgang Schokolade.


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