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Tuatara Conehead (2012)


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Formerly brewed at Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (146) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2016
Good looking and great smelling beer. Little lacy head. Lovely hops finish that lasts. A minute about of resign but that may what lingers on the palate. Very nice. Another great beer from tuatara ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 Simply superb if you’re after a fresh hopped beer. Lamentably seasonal (but a great reason to hang on for another year). Nicely balanced taste with a surprisingly sustained smooth bitter finish. Latest version (2014) is better than last year’s (to my taste at least).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - 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 wasn’t helped by gasflow pourage and being served too cold. I’d love to see what this could do on handpull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spud69 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Golden in colour nice creamy foam it’s one of the best beers I have looked at in a while, nose of a fruit salad bowl, Nutty malt and typical Sauvin hop flavour with a nice grapefruit hit, perfectly balanced and a beer I will drink alot of, pity they only harvest these hops once a year.

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