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

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


OJB's rating

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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Bottle 330ml. @ The Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, hop oil, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, citrus, hoppy, pale malt, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160820]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (170) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a light gold. Fruity nose with a strong hop flavour. More sweet notes bear the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (989) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2016
33cl bottle from a friend. Best before 201 7-01-12. It poured an orange golden colour with a medium big white foamy head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus, pine and grass. Flavour is moderately bitter with notes of hops, citrus, grass. Some malts and bread as well. Medium long aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (16815) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Grasiger, nass hopfiger Antrunk. Trocken erdige Noten, frischer Hopfen kommt dagegen weniger stark hervor. Recht süffig. OK. 9/8/9/8/9/8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2702) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
TNOD(U)RBSG16. Clear golden, white froth. Hoppy aroma, grapefruit and green grapes perhaps. Caramel too. Juicy, hoppy flavour. Passion- and grapefruit. Notes of caramel. A tad watery, still quite flavourful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8035) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle@Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016 - Golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus and tropical fruit medley with some notes of satsuma, peach, grapefruit, hoppy bitter finish, pretty sold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15191) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle, 5.8%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, little white wine and grapes. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little grapefruit, little white wine, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17437) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity and earthy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 200816

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16492) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Sampled @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, Saturday, Day 2

33cl bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a mid-sized good lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grassy, coconut, mild bitter hops. Taste of mild bitter hops, coconut, grassy, okay!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, fonefan. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, flowers, pine, citrus and malt.


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