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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Sampled at Lithyís Tennessee/Ole Miss tasting. Pours a clear dull amber with good tan sticky head. Sickly sweet fake nose. Earthy bitterness finishes off the old, spoiled sweet grainy brew. Not very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness,orange zest, spicy hops and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and spicy hops with a smooth lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze copper with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a semi-sweet toasty pale malty nose with some lemon zest and grassy hops with a touch of light oxidation. Starts with light sugary sweetness with some mild citrusy hop bitterness before a drier grassy finish. Could use a little more malty fullness and fresh hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle in a tulip glass. Nice aromas of caramel, toffee and candy with a bit of grassy and citrus hop presence. Copper-red in color, very clear, minimal off white head. Like the aroma, taste is medium sweet caramel and candy with a light citrusy and grassy hop balance. Medium to medium-light body with a barely sticky texture, soft carbonation and a medium length finish that allows the hops to stick around. Better than I expected for whatever reason. Canít remember for sure what I paid for it, but Iíd buy it again for $2 - $2.50.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7890) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle at Maxís. Pours clear amber. Nose of pepper, hops and citrus. Taste of dry hops, white pepper and caramel malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3013) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours with a massively deep thick sand coloured head that takes a while to settle. Musty dusty amber colour with pleasant hop aromas that delight the nose. Wonderful flavours dance around the mouth and settle in the back of the throat. Best of the Tuatara range that I have sampled.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
Poursw hazy amber with a superb, ever-growing head fed by lively streams of carbonation. The aroma really showcases the noble hops with extremely spicy, green floral characters. The malt is also quite prominent with nice cookie-dough notes. Similar story with the flavours, those spicy hops are really quite potent. Not so impressed with the character they give in the finish, itís quite sharp. The sweet cookie-dough-like malt does a great job of countering it anyway. Carbonation is quite prickly, over the top.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour, white head. Sweet caramel malt, citrus, pine, and hops. Meh

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2010
12oz from city beer, pours orange tan head. Nose is sweet and citrussy. Taste is sweet and overly bitter. Ehh

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
popery (1347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle. Not a bad beer, but too light on the hops for an IPA, in my opinion. Thereís some likable caramel sweetness, but without a strong hoppy finish, itís not very satisfying. Of course, this beer was shipped from New Zealand, so it could be better fresher. As is, Iím not a big fan. Nice look, though - bright copper liquid with a creamy off-white cap. Mouthfeel is smooth. Hops are grass, pine resin, a bit earthy. Malt tastes of rich caramel, but the aftertaste is a bit cloying. Nice label on the bottle.


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