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

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Making a vampire movie is thirsty work and the only way to hammer a stake through that thirst is with a bloody intense ale. We took the creepiest hops, added blood malt and banished it for 666 hours to create a brew so seductively unholy it would make Dracula himself celebrate the sunrise. If you’re going to live forever, then you may as well enjoy a few Delicious Necks along the way.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1663) - Christchurch, - JUL 13, 2014
Looks to be coppery amber with good clarity and persistent beads of carbonation. It has a rough skim of white head on the top and aromas of perfumy, coppery hops: Bakewell tart, cherries and sweet crystal malts. It tastes dry but has every suggestion of sweetness without actually being sweet. Tasty with coppery bitterness leading to a lengthy hoppy finish. Delightful stuff.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (539) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Cloudy peach gold. Aroma is some soft tropical fruits and hop resin. Taste is the same with great sessionability. Good Pale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Scratch Bar 120914. While the beer itself is quite good, the label, bottle and the story behind the beer is even better.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3126) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours deep orange with a sticky beige and bubbly head. Nose immediately shows mandarin before some bubblegum, citric pith and pineapple come out. Taste is quite apricot driven with mild citric zest, pineapple and resin. A fair whack of biscuit malts in this which take away from the fruits a little too much. It comes across very malty to finish which I don’t dig very much. I feel like the vibrancy of the nose doesn’t get portrayed in the taste. Not my kind of pale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2447) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a white head that lasts well. Gentle aroma of hay, some toast, flowers, mandarins, light spices. Much punchier than the smell suggested, dry and spicy with firm toasty malt behind it. A little citrus too at the dry and fairly bitter end.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (37) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
I’ve maybe had some shit IPAs/APAs lately but this was great, bold flavours, great lasting head, supposedly 30 IBU but tastes a lot stronger, it’s surprisingly a very mild aroma. I’d recommend it just because the bottle is cool.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (479) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 A tasty brew that would be more enjoyable if the taste matched the aroma. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and this beer is left wanting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyden (45) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2014
Great hoppy fruity nose and taste. Coppery clear body. Crisp slightly dry and bitter aftertaste but well balanced, not too overpowering. Very morish. Low carbonation (high carbonation is not something I want in a pale ale). Nice!


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