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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tuatara Indian Pale Ale is brewed using the finest New Zealand malt imparting to the beer a full-bodied malt character yet still retaining the light color of the style. Classic English variety hops are used to produce the traditional high bitterness, flavor and aroma enjoyed in this style. This is a strong ale with 5% alcohol.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Rakuten, it poured a deep copper-amber pour with a thick fluffy head & a luscious floral hop aroma with hints of fruitiness and dank resinous hop notes. Medium bodied with a lightly scratchy carbonation this IPA tastes lightly bitter with pine, resin & a certain fruity quality to it. Really tasty stuff, a great easy drinking fairly sessionable IPA. Nothing extraordinary but quite solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has citrus, mandarins. Clear, copper-amber coloured with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light bitter, has citrus/oranges, some pale maltiness. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
330 ml brown reptilian bottle purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ. BB date of July 2014. Pours deep amber with a bubbly bone-colored head. Good lacing. A light IPA featuring NZ hops, with an aromatic herbal nose but with the hop power of a slightly aggressive APA. Long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Appropriate malts for balance. Feel: medium body; smooth; excellent, soft carbonation. O: a weak version of the Tuatara APA, which I had immediately before this ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viter (27) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2014
Nice IPA, nothing fancy but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From bottle. Clear amber brown, gassy with a tall head. Vibrant acid and crunchy dog food malt with dusty and stale bread crust, little hop aroma, low bitterness, basic caramel malt core. Nutty, dusty / powdery flour grittiness... it doesn’t seem oxidized at all but definitely seems dull and stale in the nose and flavor. Quite disappointing after finding the Helles pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Orange pour from bottle. Tons of white head. Grapefruit and orange notes. Something off. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
Amber pour with long lasting head. Biscuit and honey aroma with a little weird funkiness. Biscuity malt flavour, some citrus and a little bitterness - nice example of an English IPA

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stevenellis (2) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
Great to see this on beer engine. Aroma isn’t strong, but the beer is great on hand pull

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
The head is good, the body orange-brown. It smells hoparomatic, flowery, bit fruity, hoppy. The taste is bitter, aromatic, fruity, bit malty. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Peculier Pub, NYC bottle ($7): Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is honey, malt, and a bit of hops. Taste is a light amount of bitterness. Some honey sweetness. Loads of biscuit and chewy malts. Easy to drink and sessionable. Very English IPA style. For Americans on either coast, this is pretty light stuff. Not bad though.


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