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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (655) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from SB. Reddish amber with a medium white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Fruit, malt, hops and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Bready, slightly bbisquity malt aroma, piney and perfumy hops, some stone fruits. Medium bodied, mmedium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (208) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 5, 2015
Spruce and citrus hops to keep a hop head happy, but not too much to scare off my novice drinking buddy. Rich red colour and a body that looks good in its underwear

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2015
BB 21/10/2015. Poured a clear dark amber colour with 5mm of off-white bubbles for a head that diminished to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma softly of semi-sweet fruit. Taste with a very tart bitterness; a bit rough. Light body. Crisp, rough and slightly dry with a lingering tart bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngunity (119) - - JUL 31, 2015
From Bottle. Poured with beautiful colour and head. Too much aroma for my liking and not enough balance. Enjoyed it less with each sip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, decent deep amber colour, frothy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Herbaceous bitter, biscuit sweet, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1786) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Hop herbal spice hop aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt herbal hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1181) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 8, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and pine and a hint of citrus. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (576) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 TST East waterfront. Bottle from Craftissimo. Crisp and bitter but quite a bit more malty than I remembered. Body is crisp, lightly tart, dry. Tasted again on Matt's 31st birthday weekend, side by side with the Aotearoa APA. Lots of fragrant maple syrup crisp malt. Fragrant malt + piney bitterness. More malty and piney than the Aotearoa APA, less fruity and darker in colour. Very good.

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