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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2408) - 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 (333) - 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 (2874) - 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 (656) - 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 (4343) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This came acrossn super floral and zesty but had a fair malt backbone which I think took away slightly from it. I enjoyed it but had it sitting next to an Epic Imp and once I cracked into that it seriously blew this out of the water. Solid nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (462) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2015
pine resin caramel malt citrus jam & hops they all come through just luvly in the taste there is plenty of flavour without being too intense same with the aroma this is very gnawish could of done with another

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2015
Fruity explosion as expected, with pineapple and citrus dancing on the tongue. Nice lasting head and complimentary body. The lights are on and everybodyís home. I rated this a notch below the Tuatara Aotearoa Pale Ale and would like to try both together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyden (111) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
Great nz hop aroma and taste. Quite a malty base, well balanced. Darkish red golden look. The market is full of pale ales but this one stands out to me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (399) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
From Craftissimo. Amber translucent pour with bubbly watery white head and long legs. Smells very malty and sweet with floral fruity hop in the background. Tastes malty though less sweet than in the aroma, spice/pepper, piney hop, quite bitter. Slick but dry body - together with the deeply bitter hop, characteristic of Tuatara. HKdIPA said this tasted like the Tuatara APA - I agree. It's a more complex, maltier version of it.

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