skortila (4302) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is quite citric. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, slightly malty, crisp citric hoppy together with other hoppy fruit tones. Good.
bulldogops (999) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #975 - February 13, 2014 - Aroma is a lemony grapey herbal volcano cone. Pours a good amber colour with a perfect sticky white foam, spotty lacing, decent retention. Medium carbonation, mild-medium alcohol warmth. Palate is a decent lemon grapefruit citrus hit, with some sticky pine resin notes, and a comfortable ABV - supah crushable. Very nice.
jamora (1) - Bangkok, THAILAND - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pale ale, with a mild fruity aroma. The pour is good, nice carbonation and a nice head with good lacing.
The taste is nice, but a little too thin.
All in all a good and easy to drink pale ale.
Pyobon (852) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap) Clear pale amber with slight white head. Aroma has citrusy hops with some caramel. Medium body, excellent carbonation - soft and mouthfilling. Taste starts with gentle spice and tang with nice caramel notes developing and then giving way to a long bitter finish. An excellent beer.
chinchill (1245) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tuatara APA (Aotearoa PA) 5.8% in a 330 ml brown reptilian bottle purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ. BB date of August 2014.
Pours deep amber with a bubbly bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.
A big pale ale featuring NZ hops, with a very aromatic herbal/weedy aroma and a citrus-herbal flavor.
Long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Appropriate malts for balance.
Feel: medium body; smooth; good carbonation.
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and appearance very similar to The Tuatara APA (American version). Moderate malty notes, hops are present and alcohol is offset with sweetness. More bitter, less balance than the American version. Still a nice beer though.
HKdIPA (80) - - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is like a hoppier dead guy. Maltier than the other APA, and less hoppy. Big smooth palate. A malty, less-citrus-y, hoppy taste. Very good beer.
kiwianer (3303) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is robust, the body dark golden. It smells fruity-aromatic, hoppy, bit bitter and malty. The taste is fruity-creamy, aromatic, hoppy, bit bitter, just a bit alcoholic, malty, bit flowery. Very nice!
3fourths (7763) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Rich amber with faint haziness and a rocky head (something rare to find in NZ). Fruit gum and candy apple and sweet caramel malt flavor, similar aroma but faint. Medium body, bit starchy and rough texture, carbonation also a tad fizzy and brash. Malt seems over-killed and burnt and the huskiness is off-putting. Growing notes of laundry soap as it opens... Medium to high bitterness with strong sweetness. Harsh hop acid prick the mouth and linger in the finish with a mish-mash of fruit cocktail, resin and gum. It’s hoppy, sweet and bitter and seems aimless and carelessly put together. Very basic.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A well balanced smooth golden pale ale with a fun fruity/floral hop character. Good session beer.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed a few days after purchase, however fresh a New-Zealand IPA can be in a Vermont store.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium white head with medium retention.
In long: The medium-aromatic hoppy nose is part fruity (mostly tropical) and part floral. In mouth the body feels full yet very light, like a mouthful of airy foam. Discreet semi-toasted cereals, a certain fruity sweetness just like dried fruits, an overall fluffy cotton candy sensation, a bitterness in the soft-medium range that is just enough to balance out the malt sweetness. The hops flavors are kind of fun, blending blood oranges, mangos, papayas, grapefruits, kiwis, and other exotic fruits, all that over a bed of flowers. A decent beer but it lacked punch, I wish I could drink a fresh pint of this on the side of the planet, it might be kick-ass when very fresh. You guys should know that my doctor forced me to stop drinking beer and after only one week and my cholesterol was down 2 points, my energy level was up 20%, my BMI was down 3 points, my heart rate was up two beats per minute and my will to live was down to zero.