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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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%


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2013
was okay, very planty flavour with a bit of fruit floating around, but tasted a bit weird. hmm. bottle was awesome though.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (639) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2013
2013 Harvest from flash new Reptile bottle: Big resiny nose on this bad boy. Pours quite dark. On the palate not the beer I was expecting. Lingering bitterness at the end but not much happening up front. Have to say a little disappointed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2013
Aroma = Awesome. Extremely fresh, brash, bold, vibrant, and above all GREEN. It smells of resin, it is pungent, it smells of citrus and most of all, passionfruit. When I first put my snozz to the glass, I caught a whiff of caramel. Taste is like aroma. Astringent green fruity resiny bitterness in a thin body. Such delicious hops. There is nothing restrained or elegant about this beer and itís not particularly complex, it kicks arse, it bludgeons your tastebuds into submission, and is probably not for the faint-hearted. I love it, and Iím gonna buy another tomorrow, but it is probably better that it is a seasonal release.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alectron (30) - - APR 22, 2013
Great nose after pour. Lots of fruit and grass-y/hemp-y. Palate is a bit watery, very planty (hemp water...), and turns quite bitter right away with not much else to balance it out. Not bad though and interesting in any case.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Simply superb if you like a fresh bitter beer. Lamentably seasonal (but a great reason to hang on for another year). Nicely balanced taste with a surprisingly sustained bitter finish. Definite difference in this yearís release. The initial hop kick is no longer present - to the detriment of the overall balance. Disappointed - but happy to try it again next year (and will have a few more this year anyway)!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Hazy dark straw colour with fluffy white head.Big grassy nose. You can tell that it is green hopped, as big bitterness comes through. The bitterness remains on the tongue for ages.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2012
500ml bottle. Pour clear golden with a dissapating white head. Piney, floral, resiny hops on the nose. Low carbonation with a robust mouthfeel. Fresh hops and grasses. Smooth

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at Cookie. Nice and hoppy. Aromas of grass and citrus, with hints of caramel. Taste is quite bitter, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2012
From the FYO at Regional WInes & Spirits. Pours pale with a light fluffy head, Aroma full of grapefruit and grass. Quite subtle and light in the mouth, but the hops kick in quickly, leaving a refreshingly lemony lingering bitter aftertaste. My overall sensation of this ale is "fresh", it feels fresh and light in the mouth, bright and vibrant in the mouth. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1482) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2012
On the lighter golden side of amber with a thinnish white head. Light pale malt aromas in hand with tropical hoppiness, lemon and grapefruit. The hops are the lead flavour with spruce needles and gentle fruitiness. The spruce is persistent and pushes the bitterness aspect. This gives an enduring finish of lemon peel and herbal astringency. Lovely tasty pint that wasnít helped by gasflow pourage and being served too cold. Iíd love to see what this could do on handpull.


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