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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - OCT 9, 2013
Smells very nice - piney and citrus. Tastes of hops and citrus. Very, very dry in a pleasant and drinkable way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - SEP 29, 2013
A uniquely New Zealand taste that's fresh with a great balance of hops to make this a tasty and appealing brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
Fucking Norah. Fuck oath. Fuck me. What a fucking exquisite splash of piss.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle @ Yespr. Nose of orange, lemon, caramel, biscuits. Pale orange color, lacy. Flavors of crisp hops, orange, sweet honey, bread. A bit sweet, but good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal and grapefruity. Dry and grapefruity. Smooth fruity and light greasy to dusty hops finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, spices, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, malt, caramel, and herbs, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Tuatara brewery. Bright amber, very fresh resiney, piney hop aroma (typical NZ hop characters), taste is citrus/pine hops, fruity, sweet malt. Very nice, preferred this to the more subdued American version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3351) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle: Intensive hop aroma with notes of resin, pine, aroma hops, fruits. Amber color, off-white head. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel notes, pine, resin, herbal and fruity (citrus) hop notes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Found at a random non-craft beer bar in Wellington CBD. Clear golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh meadows and fruit trees. Taste is bright, sweet fruit with a bitter finish. Nicely balanced.


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