Brenhophead (647) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
waiake (410) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
hawthorne00 (2774) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Pdubyah (506) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure whatís ton on with this the 2014 batch of things. Itís aroma is intense, but the bitterness is lacking, and the dry finish is in the wrong place at the middle of the tongue and not the back. Very pine all around, and thatí about it, all around and no on point.
heyden (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HKdIPA (433) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Translucent amber pour with dissipating head. Aroma. Taste is maltier/sweeter than expected, tastes almost juicy. Hops are sharp, almost sour, and piney, deep bitterness. Very similar to the Tuatara APA in body, color, and maltiness, but different types of hoppiness, the Conehead tastes more complex - a lot going on for a 5.8% beer. Good!
CacheManyHose (387) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.