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

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1121) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBlueSky93 (275) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Pure Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham. Pours Clear golden with a single finger creamy coloured head. Aroma of hoppiness, a little skunky, light malts, orange, spice. Initial taste of light malts, then some orange, mixing with light spices, touch of some floralness too. Nice and smooth. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
25th February 2015
Bright clear gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Smooth sweetish pale malts, light cream. Hops are mildly skunky with mellow orange and orange marmalade. Very mild hop spice. Smooth semi dry finish. Mild floralness. Nicely joined up, clean and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (566) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
A very tasty pale ale, interesting hops in both the aroma and taste. The bottle is fantastic, with a lizard skin effect on the neck .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle at Harry’s leaving do. Very nice fruity piney hops, caramel. Good sweet and bitter balance. Long aftertaste - very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grain, grass and orange. Flavour of biscuit, boiled vegetables and a hint of citrus. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Much simpler than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Resin and caramel aromas, quite rich. Taste is bitter, pine, resin, more caramel. Oily texture, bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft floral zezty... Light passion orange nose.. Soft fruits.. Orange passion... And that toffee. I dont like

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee malt, fruity, taste is sweet, dry, pine, toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1029) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
12oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice thick hop profile. Intense without harshness. The bitterness lingers long.


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