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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle. Best part was the appearance. Amber color, foamy head. Looks great. Tasye was pretty flavorless. Watered down. Not great at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Hazy amber. A bubbly head--overly spritzy that disappears very fast. generally malty flavor with some grapefruit and a dryish mildly bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
This is kind of a cross between English and American IPAs. Served at a good temperature and poured an average sized, fizzy, foamy head that settled down to some islands and good lace. Color is an orange copper amber. Aroma is hop, malt, musk, funk, caramel, fruit. Flavors like nose with carbonic tang a bit too sharp, hops relatively more like APA or a hoppy EIPA. Body is good except for the fizzy carbonation. Finish is like flavor, carbonic bite lingers. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2688) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Medium sized tan head with fair retention and lace. Murky, copper hued ale.Nose is lightly soured, lil grainy, musty. Body is almost medium, spritzy carbonation, lil oily. Some spicey hop flavors with a sour maltyness, lightly phenolic, bad. Funky, bandaidy finish. Should know better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours a lovely orange color. Strange taste with a mild bitterness. Semi enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
330ml Bottle: Gushed and produced a massive head. Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, leaves, and some nuts. Poured orange in color with a huge, creamy, fluffy, frothy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, nuts, leaves, and honey. Medium body. Dry, chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, honey finish. Not much of an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2011
Tap at Beervana. Average ipa. Nothing that really jumps out at me. Bit of a let down considering the APA is very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2011
This has a fruity and complex aroma, signs that this is an EIPA-style. The flavor is malty and balanced in the hops with a dry finish. Dont get me wrong, it was good, just that it doesnt stand up to the best IPAs, its closer to an ESB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
Fruity toffee butterscotch honey nose with some perfumy flowery hops, toasty biscuity sweet malt, medium body, grassy earthy spicy hop flavour, minerally bitterness. More of an ESB for my taste but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle (BB Sep 2010). Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of mandarin orange, dried mango, cinnamon, black tea, cardboard. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. As with the Pilsner, another old sample...but once again, one that has not suffered as a result. Just a very small bit of cardboardy oxidation, the rest is beautiful. Gotta love bottle conditioning. Anyways, its really tropical-fruity.and juicy. Great stuff that Id love to try fresh.

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