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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Tuatara Brewing from New Zealand and Beerhere from Denmark laugh at the tyranny of distance. They’ve come together over 18,000kms to create Hopcat, a hoppy red ale brewed with the brand new kiwi hop, Waimea. Debuting in a flash of bright orange with an off-white head, Hopcat releases hop aromas of pine and strawberry. The flavour is bready malts and caramelised sugars while the long finish leaves a rich and decadent mouthfeel. If you really want Hopcat to purr, serve it between 7-9 degrees C.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours dark amber with a fading head. Nose shows grassy, herbal and fruity hops with a bit of lychee and peach. Also some sweet malt with a hint of biscuity, toasty malt. Very similar flavours, sweet malt, soft toasty notes,grassy herbal hops. Pretty sweet, maybe a bit heavy-handed on crystal malt? Could use more carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (409) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
Big hoppy aroma. Pretty good APA this, plenty of flavour including some sweet malts and plenty of hops. Really good session beer, would be great if they could put these in smaller bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3537) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel, berries, pepper, peach and resin. Light bodied, highish carbonation. Sweet caramel and berries, resinous and peppery bitter finish rushes up. Refreshing. A little thin, but nice hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a large off-white head, which does not last all that well but does leave reasonable lacing. Fruity hops aromas of strawberry and kiwifruit mix with pine, a touch of charcoal and some rye toast. Fruity strawberry up front blends nicely with some caramel malt. The flavours sharpen into potent kiwifruit hops leading into a body of caramel and toasted rye malt. Bitter pine hops come through in the finish, which leaves an aftertaste of pine and strawberry. The hops flavours in this beer are very enjoyable indeed. If Waimea is a new hop variety, then I can only hope that it catches on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
Great APA, good flavours and balance. I love the resinous strawberry flavour. Doesn’t last long which is a shame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
Decent blocky creamy head misty aber pour medium carbonation aromas stone fruit citrus maltiness caramel the flavours apricot cumquart medium to strong ibu caramel richness nice mix of tastes citrus hops the finish resiny touch stonefruit citrus aftertaste good malt flavours lasting bitter class ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
Bottled. A red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spicy hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruits, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

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