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


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Spawned by freewheeling, Californian hopheads, American Pale Ale is the red-headed stepchild of the classic IPA. Big and extroverted with plenty of bitterness, a great APA shows off some fruit on the nose and the kind of earthy, herbaceous complexity Pinot Noir buffs drone on about when they corner you at a fundraiser. Anyway, we had a thumb through the Tuatara atlas and discovered that us Kiwis are New World too. So we reckon it’s time a New Zealand APA pulled on its dockers, flashed its Backberry and generally talked louder than anyone else in the bar. Here it is!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Citrus and evergreen aroma, clear golden color, pillows head. Hop forward taste, nicely balanced with malt. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Aroma of hops with a hint of floral and citrus. Pours a clear caramel color with a frothy white head and moderate carbonation. Dry mouth with a floral hop taste. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1467) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Orange with white head. Floral fruity hoppy with pine and grapefruit. Dry with medium to high bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8700) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Keg at Derat, Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday 1st October 2015. Pours gold, good clarity, soft in mouth, fruity with a light tropical bite, good. I have seen this about town both in bottle and on tap now so pleased I got to try it, good beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laakus (77) - Nossebro, - SEP 26, 2015
Well balanced pale ale with lots of tropical fruit aromas, melon kiwi pine. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from SB cons 2015-09-25 Göteborg - 5,8 % on the label! AR: tropical fruity, pine, wee old buttery AP: clear bronze, frothy chemical white foam F: lemon flesh, dried tropical fruity, pine, wee old buttery, grape fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2713) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Flaska från SB som ser ut som en drakhals med en kapsyl i form att ett draköga. Orsakade slagsmål bland barnen :-). Bränstensfärgad, klar relativt lågt skum som dock lämnar en hel del rester. Trevlig fruktig doft, tropisk frukt, citrus, tallskott, mango, kolakakor. Smaken är lite jordigare med en rejäl småsöt smak av kaksmulor, kolaremmar, örtig och jordig humle med frukten i bakgrunden. Medelstor beska. Har överlevt resen någorlunda även om jag hade önskat att humlen var piggare. Gott

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and lasting white head. Clear solid golden color. Herbal hop aroma. Nice hop taste with a distinkt bitterness. Well fermented and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolas510 (954) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Bärnstensfärgad med vit skum. Doftar och smakar ganska humligt med någon lite söt doft och smak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (486) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours clear amber. Bready and fruity with biscuits, toffee, oranges, pine apple, peach, flowers. Medium bodied with a dry bitter finish. A bit tired but well balaced

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