andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear golden colour with sizable white head that dissipates to a small white covering that laces the glass quite nicely. Aromas are pine, citrus, sweet malt. Flavors are grapefruit, pine, medium bitterness, bit of malty sweetness. Overall a very smooth flavorful beer.
zacgillbanks (4072) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Amber coloured with orange marmalade and toffee flavours, a creamy mouthfeel followed by a bitter pine and orange finish. Excellent!
Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A perfect example of the Aussies doing American Pale Ale well. Beautiful hop profile, hoppy but not overly aggressive with a good malt backbone.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a white top that leav s some lace. Aroma is a big burst of citrus, pine needles & grapefruit. Taste is much of the same with a present but very smooth bitterness that balances very well with the malts.
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, quite resinous hoppyness. Taste malts, hops, resin, hop bitter. Lovely! Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!
muffledego (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This not only has fantastically fruity, citrusy, flowery hops, but also has a deep malty character and a long bitter finish that leaves you ready for the next mouthful. I took my time.
alectron (30) - - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely still, not quite as fruity as the original american hops based APA. Similar pine & skunk depth though and shovels of citrus flavours.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic fruity aromas and flavour dominate this beer and it’s great. Refreshing, interesting and tasty.
Hop_Hedonist (432) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great fruity aroma - not quite as intense flavour - great bitterness - well balanced - solid APA but needs more personality.
anstei (937) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium sized head. Refreshing nose, clearly NZ hops. Despite not being an IPA, the malt backbone isn’t pale at all and works perfectly with the well crafted aromatic hops body. Lasting finish. Well done, Tuatara!