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


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

OJB's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23155) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Bottled@omhper. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden, some mild marzipan and herbs as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, herbal and some sweet malty and grainy notes which end in a nice herbal take.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (718) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Aroma is a hoppy and caramelly with a fair share of peach and mango. Taste is well mannered, with malts taking the lead and the hops joins in later. Rather sweet malts gets support from mangos, peaches, a touch of melon and orange zest. Hoppy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5877) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Tap @ derat, small sample. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of tropical fruit, mango, peach, some caramel. Medium bitterness, bit cookie, caramel. Crisp, quite dry. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (2057) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bitter and bitter scent with small amounts of caramel. Good taste of tropical fruits and a little bitter taste at the end. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. The taste and the smell was completely different but still good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Tap @ Cafe Derat. Clear golden coloured with an off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, peach, mango (deScription courtesy of caesar), super fruity. Flavour is light malted with a lot of tropical fruits, and a nice hop bitterness. Very clean and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (47) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad, inget skum. Aningen lakrits i doften, humle, sötma, känns som klassisk APA. Kraftig humle i smaken, beska som hänger kvar en bra stund efter att den inledande sötman lagt sig. Något pikant som sticker ut i smaker, svårt att fånga in - lite nötig?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, passionsfrukt, apelsinskal, päron med toner av gräs och tall. Torr, lagom sötma, fin beska med smak av citrus och grapefrukt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear pale amber, mid sized head. Mango and gooseberry dominates a focused aroma. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lightly caramelly with plenty of passionfruit. Distinct bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Axile (46) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2015
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad med litet vitt skum. Doftar karamell och päron, nästan lite parfymerad doft. Samma toner i smaken med en trevlig avslutande beska.

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