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


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2016
330ml bottle @ ABV Bar & Kitchen, Taipei. Orange brown good head. Orange hop aroma. Soapy orange flavour. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Quite sharp. Very orange flavoured bitter pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1262) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2016
(Bottle) Pours clear golden with good white head. Lovely fresh vibrant aroma of grapefruit and pine. Light body with excellent carbonation: both bright and mouthfilling. The taste is driven by hops from start to finish; they are pleasant and not overwhelming, but they are dominant. There’s some nice malt tastes in the background in the mid palate. The hops give a significant bitter finish. A great APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Light gold, small white head. Aroma of light citrus, earth, sweet malt. Flavor of grapefruit, spicy hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bullturtle (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
An APA that gives an amazing fruity hop taste that is amazing. Great beer from a great brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottled, 330ml at Beerd, Oxford. Hazy gold with white head. There is a pleasant, light hoppiness to this, hints of orange peel, tangy fresh and pleasantly bitter. Reasonable depth, leafy notes. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3272) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Day 3 on my advent Calander. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma has soft tropical fruit, and rich oil pine. Taste light sweet start, to a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (207) - 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 (1467) - 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 (1725) - 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 (9214) - 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

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