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


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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!

bendybenbeer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bendybenbeer (39) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bullturtle (1) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
An APA that gives an amazing fruity hop taste that is amazing. Great beer from a great brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12170) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2729) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Day 3 on my advent Calander. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma has soft tropical fruit, and rich oil pine. Taste light sweet start, to a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Citrus and evergreen aroma, clear golden color, pillows head. Hop forward taste, nicely balanced with malt. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1298) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Aroma of hops with a hint of floral and citrus. Pours a clear caramel color with a frothy white head and moderate carbonation. Dry mouth with a floral hop taste. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1532) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Orange with white head. Floral fruity hoppy with pine and grapefruit. Dry with medium to high bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8860) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laakus (79) - Nossebro, - SEP 26, 2015
Well balanced pale ale with lots of tropical fruit aromas, melon kiwi pine. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5572) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2852) - 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

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