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


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

Rangi's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (643) - - JUN 15, 2013
Fantastic fruity aromas and flavour dominate this beer and it’s great. Refreshing, interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14398) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy citrus flavor, pine, mango, caramel, oranges, floral notes. Hoppy bitter flavor, mango, peach, grass, caramel, orange zest, some hay. Quite refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4166) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle bought in Denmark. Clear amber with an offwhite head. Hoppy a bit fruity aroma. Hoppy, fruity grassy and a bit caramell flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6154) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Amber with a medium, white head. Fruity, piney aroma. Pine-needles, resin, tropical fruits and wet grass in the flavour. Rather sweet and malty. Medium to high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4254) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy smell with melon, oranges and peach. Similar taste. Medium bitterness. The hops feels a bit faded, but it’s still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1559) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. BB 19/03/2016 Clear golden body, creamy white head. Excellent hop driven nose - sticky resiny tropical fruits, guava, rockmelon, paw paw, papaya, kiwi fruit, slight leafy quality, spicy but not woody or citrusy. Biscuity malt presence beneath. Medium bodied, bit thin, moderate carbonation. Touch of biscuity, caramelly malt upfront, followed up by a solid measure of those melony, tropical fruity, juicy hop notes. Moderate bitterness, good balance. Very nice, could probably do with a touch more body but a good showcase of NZ hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a bubbly body and a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly hopped with some roastedness, and the flavour is quite deeply hopped and bitter with plenty of dryness. Overall a nice hopped and roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (3353) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with orange marmalade and toffee flavours, a creamy mouthfeel followed by a bitter pine and orange finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (327) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Very tasty ale. Hazy orange appearance with big white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Malty and fruity , medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1471) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Apricot spice aroma.Amber sheet lace.big apricot herbal flavour.Tanin tea herbal fruit finish&bitter after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (426) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
bottle at home. This is a ripper of an APA. Pale amber pour, big fruity and citrus hop aroma, appropriate solid smooth bitterness. A superb example of the style. I just wish it was a bit cheaper in Australia!

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