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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34210) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottled. The aroma has notes of amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, spices, malt, caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft at Fork and Brewer, paired with Asian noodles. Hazy golden color, thick fluffy white head with giid retention and solid lacing. Aroma of stonefruit. Taste is sweet and malty with a bit of pine at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13028) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber, nose is fruity, sweet toffee, taste is floral, orange, pine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9456) - 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

3.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from SB cons 2015-09-25 Göteborg - 5,8 % on the label! AR: tropical fruity, pine, wee old buttery AP: clear bronze, frothy chemical white foam F: lemon flesh, dried tropical fruity, pine, wee old buttery, grape fruit

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5077) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique May 2013. Dark amber colour with a good head. Citrus and pine needle aromas. Feels like it is bigger than 5.7% ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 23, 2014
bottle at home from dicey o’reillys, BBE june 2013
hazy pale amber with fluffy white head. lovely lemon pith and herbal hops on the nose, subdued now perhaps but i reckon would be lovely fresh. medium bodied, fairly dry bitterness, some gooseberry nelson sauvin character and perhaps motueka too. Lovely stuff and wish i’d tried it when i had the chance in NZ.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
medium amber color. Apples and oranges, soft hoppy nose. Not so American. Medium body. Dry somewhat bitter mouth. Decent, but lack malt backbone and seems more like a crowd pleaser than a pale ale that is trying to take it to the next level.


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