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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Tuatara’s flagship beer, global best seller and multiple award-winner. A new world pale ale brewed with all New Zealand hops and showcasing the distinctive tropical fruit aromatics and taste profile of NZ hops (Pacific Jade, Cascade, Sauvin and Wai-iti). Offering a deep, long, new age flavour profile. Complex, tastes of herbs, citrus and grapefruit; fresh tropical fruit hop finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (4072) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
A perfect example of the Aussies doing American Pale Ale well. Beautiful hop profile, hoppy but not overly aggressive with a good malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muffledego (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alectron (30) - - JUN 16, 2012
Lovely still, not quite as fruity as the original american hops based APA. Similar pine & skunk depth though and shovels of citrus flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
Fantastic fruity aromas and flavour dominate this beer and it’s great. Refreshing, interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (432) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Great fruity aroma - not quite as intense flavour - great bitterness - well balanced - solid APA but needs more personality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (937) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2015
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!

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