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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
2013 version - Throwing hops straight from the vine into the brew, undisciplined by kiln drying or other modes of professional behaviour, is called green hopping. In Coneheadís case, that means massive amounts of Nelson Sauvin in the hopback and Citra and Amarillo in the boil. Voodoo like this may sound a little random, but judging by the heady aroma of lychees, gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus balances with an appropriate bitterness, it seems somebodyís been doing their homework. - 5.8%

2012 version - Brewed with new season Riwaka and Motueka cones hops and shed load of freshly picked whole Green Nelson Sauvin hops in the hopback. - 5.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Fegus. Clear dark orange, still, clear, big foamy white head. Aroma is oniony, pine, plastic, leafy hops. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is salty caramelised onions, pine, flowers with a soft dark malt background. Weird ... but it works for me. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
10th September 2015
Craft Clerkenwell Bottle Share. Thanks to Fergus. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy palate, semi dry. Thin but sweetish creamy malts. Good hop skunk, mild pine. Little tangy citrus. Light finish. Hop spice linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours clear amber with a medium, foamy white head. The nose is soft, juicy, light peach, lemon sherbet, sweet bread and mild toffee. The taste is crisp, bitter, toasty grain, caramel/toffee, piney resin, light alcohol and a touch of hope astringency with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit restrained methinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle shared at a CBC Clerkenwell tasting - London. Cheers to Fergus. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma has notes of rindy citrus, orange and pale bread. Light-medium sweet flavor, with lightly juicy citrus fruits, more orange, some tangerine, lightly bitter pine. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with rindy orange, pale bread crust, subtle pine. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13416) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Fergoose, 10/09/15. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is light pine, biscuit malt, bitter orange. Taste comprises pine needle, caramel, bitter orange, straw, melon. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok APA, mellow hops on offer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours amber with a quickly fading head. Nose shows herbal, resinous, dank hops with sweet caramel-like malt underneath. Similar flavours. More sweet caramel/bready malt alongside dank, resinous hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2015
This beer is too quiet... Itís need to be louder - needs far more intensity to hold my attention. Still, itís a well balanced ale and slid down fast so itís just needs the hops pumped up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Clear amber with a thick white head That fades fairly quickly.. Aroma is fruit, earthy and spicy, with gooseberries, lime-leaf, grapefruit, some bread crust. Oily with lowish carbonation that is just perfect for me. Sweet spicy bread, explosive gooseberry and citrus, hints of other fruit. Finish is fairly dry and quite bitter. Partly I liked this because that pungent and coiled earthy/ spicy top note that green hopped beers often promise actually is delivered here but the fact that itís a little less fizzy is worth a point too. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (664) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
500mL bottle. Pours a clear copper hue with a very nice fruity/floral aroma. Tangerine and lychee in the flavour with a resinous bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4402) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Taster at GABS Melbourne 230515. Lots going on with this beer in the hop department with passionfruit, grapefruit and pine cones all coming through in the aroma. Deep amber colour with copper flecks throughout and a nice steady even layer of foam that hung around but didnít outstay its welcome. One of the best Tuatara beers that I have tried and I am eager to try it again.

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