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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - AUG 19, 2012
The colour was strong copper amber, a bit cloudy, with a strong frothy head and medium carbonation. The aroma was strong green and resiny with hops and light malt balance. The taste had sweet orange citrus malt fruit and long bitter hoppy resin finish. This beer was nice crisp and bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1553) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4436) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (3347) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (324) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Apricot spice aroma.Amber sheet lace.big apricot herbal flavour.Tanin tea herbal fruit finish&bitter after.

4
   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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (752) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Citrus grapefruit pale. Way too much tang here for me. Nice resinous quality but needs more tropical fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
On keg at the Bow Bar. Appearance - cloudy golden orange with a pleasant thin head. Nose - slight struck match and chicken skin thing going on. Taste - intense lemon and lime. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - i have to say, this might be the least exciting beer of today. Needed more on the nose and taste didn’t really step up either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
Really enjoyed this, particularly when priced the same as lawnmower beer. Aroma was medium hop, more grass and spruce than floral. Taste was strong bread with caramel and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1378) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle, pours golden brown, Juicy tropical fruit, pine, caramel, medium bodied, oily and resiny texture, finish is bitter. Nice


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