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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit and berries. Smooth mouthfeel the flavour is well balanced with caramel and fruit. Medium bodied with good bitterness. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2012
Not much of an aroma, not much of an appearance - just the translucent copper of an ordinary bitter. Hopheads will call this a "bitter", but when the taste hits our buds, it is actually a rather pleasant IPA. Surely it is bitter with hops, the floral and fruity flavours of grapes and grapefruit meandering over the sweet maltiness. There are also biscuits in there and an allspice feel. Medium-bodied and not too oily, the finish is bitter - nicer and more stimulating than an ESB. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Labelled as "India Pale Ale". Deep golden colour, Big creamy white cap, sticky lace. Nose has strong malt, toffee notes. Taste has toffee malts, notes of straw and grass. Finishes with grassy hops, late citrus peel. Aftertaste has sweet malts, straw, grains and mild lingering bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation and mouthfeel. An ok beer, tasting more like an ESB though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Copper with a thick foamy head. Aroma says drink me now, I have hops. Aroma settles down into a quieter woodiness. Hop flavour is equally woody and herbal/medicinal. OK but back to that average brew pub fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (898) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2012
Quite a dark "pale" ale it must be said. Less bitter than I remember. Maybe my palate has changed dramatically but this beer did not do much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours clear, rich gold with a huge, white foam head. Nose of tangy, lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with lots of brown sugar, light caramel. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Mild dryness on the finish with lots of toasted malts, some further brown sugar, faint caramel. Extremely so so.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (11629) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Poured a deep gold with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops and cardboard. Thin tastes of floral hops and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle [11.2oz]. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a massive long-lasting fluffy off-white head. Aroma of biscuity malt, light hops, some sourness, grain and fruit -- with that massive head and sourness in the nose, I wonder if this bottle is past it’s due date, I only bought it a few weeks ago though. Flavour is fruity and biscuity along with light hops, light sugary sweetness and a decent bitter finish -- not hoppy enough by far for the style. Average bodied. Neither the aroma or the flavour were on style, overall it’s just O.K. Score was edited and increased for 2 reasons, one is I liked it more as I drank it and two, I found the best before on the bottle and it was indeed past, and that’s not the beer’s fault. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Aroma is malty and sweet, scarcely hoppy, not much like an IPA. It pours a clear, dark golden amber with a respectable, if not too persistent, pale cream head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is fairly hoppy, but as much malty as hoppy, with a fruity undertone of pear and orange. Smooth texture has average body and fizz, and leaves a malty, slightly fruity, slightly hop bitter finish. Average, but still acceptable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5749) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 3 finger white head with decent retention settling to leave some healthy lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel malts and some spicy citrusy hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a generous hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body with loads of carbonation leaving a fizzy feeling on the tongue. Overall, I enjoyed this brew with its nice balance of flavors.

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