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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (485) - - OCT 19, 2015
Lucky for us that they ran out of American hops stock. Lots of punchy flavours from the hops - wild flowers, pine and some citrus. Quite bitter in a medium body with some caramel notes from the malt. Keep sending them North please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1887) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
@ Havregatan 151009. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy with caramely notes and pine needles, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity with caramely notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden, some mild marzipan and herbs as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, herbal and some sweet malty and grainy notes which end in a nice herbal take.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Aroma is a hoppy and caramelly with a fair share of peach and mango. Taste is well mannered, with malts taking the lead and the hops joins in later. Rather sweet malts gets support from mangos, peaches, a touch of melon and orange zest. Hoppy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5968) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Tap @ derat, small sample. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of tropical fruit, mango, peach, some caramel. Medium bitterness, bit cookie, caramel. Crisp, quite dry. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (2079) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bitter and bitter scent with small amounts of caramel. Good taste of tropical fruits and a little bitter taste at the end. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. The taste and the smell was completely different but still good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Tap @ Cafe Derat. Clear golden coloured with an off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, peach, mango (deScription courtesy of caesar), super fruity. Flavour is light malted with a lot of tropical fruits, and a nice hop bitterness. Very clean and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (123) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad, inget skum. Aningen lakrits i doften, humle, sötma, känns som klassisk APA. Kraftig humle i smaken, beska som hänger kvar en bra stund efter att den inledande sötman lagt sig. Något pikant som sticker ut i smaker, svårt att fånga in - lite nötig?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2275) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, passionsfrukt, apelsinskal, päron med toner av gräs och tall. Torr, lagom sötma, fin beska med smak av citrus och grapefrukt.

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