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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
A truly excellent indiction of the style, loveley layered hop aroma and complex yet dry malt profile, The best APA I have had the pleasure of

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. Lovely light amber colour with a big thick head of tiny white bubbles that lasts and lasts. Mango, peach, fresh earth, pine needles and cut flowers on the nose. Sweet malt, firm bitterness, passionfruit and mango flavour. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Slight aftertaste of burnt rubber

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Rather nice pale ale, quite fruity in the aroma, with a nice floral kick. Taste is quite nice, rather heavy hops for a pale ale, but im not going to complain about more hops! Lemon, orange, apricot and sweet caramel, followed by a nice soft bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2010
Hazy amber colour with thick white head. Huge hoppy aroma. Big hop flavours with mild hop bitterness. Way cool!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2010
Frothy head misty orange gold pour aroma floral smooth caramel flavours a bitter that rips hop resinous slash on the tongue grapefruit so good goes great with the caramel tangy vibrant pale ale finish malt and hop go well medium bitter that lasts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2447) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear copper with a large off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, light caramel, nectarine, a little cleaning fluid. Taste is only slightly sweet with more fruit than caramel before piney bitterness. Aromatic bitter finish is not dry. There’s not a riot of flavours here - just a few good ones speaking out in ringing tones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Tap at Cookie. Nice, a bit too bitter though. Aromas of grass, and caramel. Taste is hoppy, with long-lasting bitterness. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Great label. Great beer. Big aroma right away. Big fluffy head. Taste is hops & malt, with the hops winning the battle. I find the palate much better than Epic pale, more full bodied. Great addition to the Tuatara range.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spud69 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
Good Clarity, Nice tropical mineraly nose, Savage bitterness lovelly passion fruit, peachy (rotten) herbacous flavour, with lovelly long finish. Nice beer but more of a APA on roids more arnie the lou though

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2010
Tried on tap at Cookie. Slightly murky amber golden body with lasting head. Hops don’t dominate the aroma though they try. Resinous and grassy in the taste, good length.


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