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


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RATINGS: 172   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 21, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Deep golden-orange pour, clear. Big off white head. Nose has some sweet citrus, orangey. Taste has some malt sweetness, some hop fruitiness. Finishes with orange and grapefruity notes, trace of resin and some Nelson Sauvin character lingers as well. Dry end, grainy note, balanced bitterness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable with a nice hop blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2015
Wow, what’s not to like about this, a wonderful level of drinkable bitterness that is carried by a delicious caramel to a towards dy finish and a lovely lingering mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1043) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Orange beer small head. Aroma is citrus grapefruit lemon. Taste is the same. Somewhat bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canadiankiwi (47) - - NOV 21, 2015
Nice drinking. light Amber in colour. Poured from tap. Sweet hop flavour, hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHult (461) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Doft av kåda och örter. Lite vattnig med framträdande humle och beska. Helt ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Golden brown with an off white head. Another fairly malty Nz beer with white grape. Herbal and spicy with woody, floral pine and melon. Mellow tropical fruit mix. Hints of mushroom funk with a peppery finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Draught at ’t Klooster, Delft, the Netherlands.
Clear amber color with a small to mid-size foamy off-white head. The aroma is dryish hops, some NZ style hops, mild sweetness and caramel malt. Not bad. The flavor is also in balance. NZ style hops, mild bitterness and caramel malt. Quite nice and balanced APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2298) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Flaska. Dimmigt guldfärgad med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av örter, grapefrukt och malt. Smakinslag av örter, citrus, karamell och grapefrukt. Besk avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5328) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden to amber colour with small to average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Cramel malty aroma, intense but ephemeral hoppy notes in a herbal-grassy, mint and eucalyptus direction. Taste is bitter hoppy, minimally doughy, caramel malty basis, hints of mint and eucalyptus. Very clean and concise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2755) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
Look; off white modest head, mostly clear golden body. Aroma; pine, grapefruit, lemon. Taste; grapefruit, rough pale malts, hops, citrus - leading to a hoppy finish. On palate ok body. Overall; decent. [33cl br.spec.btl, abv5.8%, BB23.02.2016, B@Systembolaget]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2239) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2015
Gylden brun klar med to fingre høyt tykt beige skum. Godt med humlelukt men også noe malt. Fersken, ananas og noe fudge. Fruktig bitter smak. Moden sydhavsfrukt, med medium lang bitter avsluttning.

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