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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33598) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29987) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22268) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
25th February 2015
Bright clear gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Smooth sweetish pale malts, light cream. Hops are mildly skunky with mellow orange and orange marmalade. Very mild hop spice. Smooth semi dry finish. Mild floralness. Nicely joined up, clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft floral zezty... Light passion orange nose.. Soft fruits.. Orange passion... And that toffee. I dont like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy orange-amber color, with medium head. Very nice aroma of fruity hops initially, with malt grains and other cereals, and even some honey later. Dry mouthfeel; the flavor is dominated by the cereals, of good quality, and some toffee; strong hopping, that provides some soft resins and not much fruitiness; the final is long.
Quite good indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14408) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Had on tap - guessing this is what I had. Bubbly head. Fruity (curranty, slightly earthy) aroma and amber colour. Soft body, lots of bitterness, rich citrusy hop character with light caramelly malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Half, keg at Magnet. Hazy apricot coloured body. Patchy white head. Solid lacing. Fresh tropical fruity hops on the nose. Succulent taste of citrus, orange and lemon. Mild malty sweetness beneath. Fresh fruity ending, smoothly bitterness. Pleasant (Stockport 03.02.2015).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft. Rich amber with faint haziness and a rocky head (something rare to find in NZ). Fruit gum and candy apple and sweet caramel malt flavor, similar aroma but faint. Medium body, bit starchy and rough texture, carbonation also a tad fizzy and brash. Malt seems over-killed and burnt and the huskiness is off-putting. Growing notes of laundry soap as it opens... Medium to high bitterness with strong sweetness. Harsh hop acid prick the mouth and linger in the finish with a mish-mash of fruit cocktail, resin and gum. It’s hoppy, sweet and bitter and seems aimless and carelessly put together. Very basic.

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