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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (682) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, yeast, orange, hops and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Hazy golden/amber beer with a small white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and yeast; gets slightly bitter and dry with hops and grapefruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
A perfect example of the Aussies doing American Pale Ale well. Beautiful hop profile, hoppy but not overly aggressive with a good malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3006) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
rood/koper met geel/witte kraag. aroma van hop, zoet, floraal. smaken zijn matig bitter, zwak/matig zoet, hoppig, iets van deeg, licht metalig, iets caramel, lage co2, zacht, gras, den, weinig co2,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (3729) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is orangey pith syrup & mild pine. Taste is certainly on the hoppy side, syrupy tropical fruit and caramel. Lots of resin with a bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (586) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Clear amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma, bit buttery, floral. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, hops, malts. Moderate to heavy bitter hoppy aftertaste. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2016
Slightly hazy appearance with a brass colour. Earthy aroma and taste. Somewhat dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (993) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle, pours clear orange with a white head. Fairly malty aroma with a light fruitiness. Taste is more pronounced with resin, peach, citrus and white grapes along the nice malt base. Light to medium sweet with a well dosed firm bitterness. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Kensington Whole Foods. Beautifully tactile dinosaurskin-necked bottle. Sickly peach, menthol, batter and cough sweet aroma with 1 needle of spruce poking through. Murray mint, chip shop batter, peach iced tea and air freshener flavour aping my least favourite kind of US IPA that buries beautiful hops in a sludge of molten cough sweet and honey. A slew of Vomited Southern Comfort. Sorry it’s a 5 from me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Vid något tillfälle i mänsklighetens historia var det en grupp vildhjärnor som, på vinst och förlust, kravlade upp på sina primitiva vattenfarkoster och paddlade ut i den stora tomheten, mot en inbillad punkt i den okända oändligheten. Till sist, efter stora umbäranden, fick de land i sikte: Nya Zeeland. Av denna övermänskliga strapats fick vi en alldeles utomordentlig... American Pale Ale? Det är inte svårt att föreställa sig minerna på dessa anförvanters ansikten om de fick höra talas om globaliseringens effekter. Nåja, om det inte vore för deras farofyllda resa hade inte dagens näringsidkare kunna slå mynt av den lukrativa historien i sina produktbeskrivningar. Jag vill tro att de ser ner på oss från sin himmel - i form av vattenpartiklar i ett moln - och inte tänker ett skit på hur gott vi har det med Tuatara APA. Det är nackdelen med att ha bråttom och födas för tidigt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (343) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2015
L: pours a clear bronze, minimal carbonation, a finger of creamy white head that leaves terrific lacing. S: there’s a piney note, not too strong, which opens up into a more herbally hop aroma, a solid grassy malt, and perhaps a light honey sweetness. T: a solid malt presence in the flavour, really pronounced and tasty, more herbal tinges, a nice balance with floral hop. F: very low carbonation in the feel, quite creamy and smooth, a mild bitter finish. O: well done again, Tuatara. Well-priced in Japan too. I’ll seek this out again.


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