omega (712) - - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tuatara need to be commended for this beer as it is one of the best I have tried. While aggressively hoppy at 167 IBU (which I would contest) it has a smooth sweetness that carries the beer. A little alcoholic on the finish, but I am nitpicking on a fine specimen of a beer. Extra points given for 3D glasses that accompany the beer.
Earplay (34) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong balanced aroma of citrus, floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Taste is predominantly sweet malt, slightly cloying, with spicy lingering bitterness. Hint of alcohol. Overall an incredibly full flavoured drop, possibly a little reduction in the sweetness and body would make more enjoyable.
Gription79 (2293) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a large format bottle, Thanks Ryan. Big hop character, tropical fruits, citrusy, resinous, grassy. Some bready malts, but the hops are center stage.
dvrob_ (1) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour, ample amounts of creamy head which gives off a great aroma - lots of hops, hints of pine and tropical fruits as well. Taste is smooth, not as hoppy as I expected with a caramel after taste - very drinkable, I had the whole 500ml bottle comfortably in less than an hour, pretty good for 9%.
Great beer, has become a favorite after one session.
Cirrhosis (1222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden clear body complete with a tall pillowy cap. The 3D on the lable is old school 80’s cereal box prize quality, but the gimmick did work on me because the 3D glasses hanging around the neck was the only reason I baught this. Uggggg....... first sip aint good. What was that??? Strong soapy hops with a chemical quality. Hints of chocolate also permiate the aroma. Taste is the same but has a wicked strong bitter finish. Woody chocolate, floral hops, leather. Fun lable surounding a bottle containing a subpar IIPA.
hank37 (89) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of tropical fruits and resionous pine. Thick in the mouth, almost syrupy, with caramel, honey and the aforementioned fruit. A lingering bitterness that is welcome and warm, with some booze folded into it,
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
Cloudy golden color with generous compact head. The aroma is very fruity, peach and mango. The body is not too thick, the mouthfeel is round, it has a nice malt base, moderately sweet, and good hopping, for once the hopping is more fruity than resiny.
AgentAle (738) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus, lemon grass and light sweet malts. Taste is light malts, met fairly quickly with bitter clove and tanin. bitterness isnt excessive and finishes surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a clear gold with a pearl head that retains fairly well.
Soupoftoday (29) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 An amazing creation from Tuatara right here. A very easy to drink and beautifully balanced IPA which hides its high alcohol content dangerously well. The malt and hop profile sing a sweet harmony together. Flavours of peach and apricot are lifted by subtle citrus/pineapple notes that lead to a thoroughly exotic and refreshing experience. A modern day classic.
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out the bottle and into a chalice, at just on cool. Oh, it looks damn good. Fluffy and silky looking inch of white atop a sparkling, vibrant, orange amber body. Head holds fast and weaves a drabby, thick lace. Piney, deep, resinous, fruity hop nose; jammy, plummy with a lot of stonefruit and sticky conserve notes. Quite full, rounded, all-encompassing on the palate. Nicely low in carbonation to see it dwell on the tongue letting all the flavour and aroma permeate into every nook and cranny. Stonefruit dominates here too. Not overly sweet; quite ripe and fruity with a tangy mid-palate and a bitter, all hop swallow. Good length; again like peach, apricot and plums with plenty of grapefruit to fill it out. Biscuity malt underneath with a grainy, granola edge; balances in well. Alcohol has warmth but under the weight of the fruit and malt ties in really nicely. This is delicious. Not farfetched or over-the-top, just a great IIPA. Another gem from this brewer!!! (50cL, BB 13/01/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is crazy, it’s like two drinks in one. the initial taste versus what rests on your palate a second or two later is black versus white. Amazing job Tuatara, an inspiration to any home brewer who is after something special.