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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3323) - 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 (2421) - 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 (1178) - Göteborg, 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 (676) - 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 (3371) - 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 (6516) - 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 (220) - 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 (1537) - 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 (125) - - 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.

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