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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo by TST waterfront. From bottle. Should have this side by side with other APA later. Meanwhile. Aroma seems maltier and crisper - less fruity - than the other one. Taste is similar - more malty and hops more dank and resinous (but not that strong) and then bitter. Really pleasant and full flavored despite being on the lighter side. Will try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (390) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours a clean copper colour with huge foamy white head. Subtle sweet fruit hops on the nose. Sweet hops up front with a minimal resin hop finish.... not "hop head heaven" but still nice. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1809) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. A lot of flavor but nothing too intense. A great APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, grain malts, fruity. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet malts continue, caramel, fruits, apricots, some hops coming up, floral and pine flavours. Overall: quite a nice APA, nice palate. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Nice pale in colour floral in the aroma with a nice bitter taste tropical fruit in the aroma with a nice smooth bitter finish good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle at clearwater golf course, christchurch. Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is hops, sweet malty notes, tropical notes. Sweet malty body in balance with big hopping. Great apa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber, nose is fruity, sweet toffee, taste is floral, orange, pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1071) - SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Clear, slightly fizzy golden beer with a thick frothy head. Dry grapefruit aroma. Flavour is similar but with a touch of fruity sweetness to lend it some balance. Could go being colder than I had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1912) - - FEB 1, 2015
Draft. Pours a cloudy amber color. Aroma and taste are citrus and piney hops with malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium beige creamy somewhat lasting head that leaves some lacing, Aroma of citrus, hay, and rich malt. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet taste, rich flavors of malt and caramel, average carbonation, light to medium body, thin feel and a light malty finish. Thin body is out of balance with the rich malt. Not bad though.

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