nuplastikk (4334) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Brasserie V. Unfiltered orange-tan. Thin, patchy, oily head. Very resinous and oily, not the crisp tropical beer I had hoped for. Not bad, but in line with a classic brewpub APA, just a hint of hop variation. A decent enough beer, but it fails to capitalize on the NZ hops. The resinous oily feel dominates. Maybe old?
dfearnley (940) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Sweet citrus, grapefruit, flowers, caramel, some slight resin, and tropical fruit. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a 1.5 cm frothy and mottled off white head that lasts decently due to the vibrant effervescence. Eventually, when the head recedes, there’s small and spotty lacing. Taste is pepper, grapefruit, mango, papaya, and pine that ends in a long drawn out, but not harsh, bitterness. I’m liking this one.
sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours clear golden orange with a decent lasting small foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of activity.
Nose: sweet citrus hops, mild malts (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: bitter citrus hops
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-citrus/bitter sweetness, (MAIN) orange, sweet grapefruit bittersweet hops, yeasty malts
Finish: lingering grassy bitter hops, off-dry citrusy bitter sweetness.
Summary: A pale ale with a pronounced yet gently balanced hoppy-citrus bittersweet profile. Extremely drinkable, even as it warms. Recommended.
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks- medium amber, medium head. Smells- fresh grassy/piney hops, crisp caramel malts. Tastes- stone fruit and tropical fruits, piney.. Lighter caramel malts.. Medium bitterness.
skortila (4482) - 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 (1048) - 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 (10) - Bangkok, THAILAND - FEB 17, 2014
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 (910) - 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 (1797) - 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.