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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
explosivedog (363) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is fairly nondescript. Maybe some fruit in there but hard to tell what. Flavour is bigger, with a lovely refreshing citrusy start. It all blends into a decidedly English hop finish though, and for me it doesn’t work. Perhaps it’s true to the original definition of the style, but there’s a reason the American version is so much more popular. Certainly drinkable, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
330ml bottle into glass. Golden bronze beer with solid foamy white head. Tiny bubbles, smells sweet and earthy. Light body, oily texture. Finish is bitter lemon. Refreshing, nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Natsta (3) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
From bottle. Cracked the cap and instant foam. After taking the first sip I understand why. Over carbed. The bitterness is within my range. Strangely thick and sweet. Like it wasn’t allowed to ferment out properly or they have added too much corn syrup. No real hoppy aroma noticeable. It’s not real bad but I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - APR 30, 2016
bb30/6/16 bottle medio ambrata limpida schiuma mefia discreta persistenza naso florele lieve caramello in bocca un po spenta bilanciata

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (901) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Yellow coloured with a white head. Some wet wood on the nose. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Timo. Clear pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine aroma, grassy, citrus, floral, biscuit notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, biscuits, hay floral notes. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
A nice aroma of resin and hops with a hint of hops. Pours a clear Amber color with a well laced white head. Tastes of resin, hops and fruit, dry feel medium body with a lasting hop finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Okay foamy head and gold body. Kind of an odd nut and hop aroma that when put together is really off-putting. Like someone just farted in the bathroom. Flavour is balanced between malt and sharp hoppiness, some hazelnut and crunchy chocolate cookie in there. In terms of IPAs it doesn’t go the distance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (663) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pale amber color, clear liquid, no head. Sour smell. Malty taste but flat bitterness, too light for IPA. Good, but average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - DEC 8, 2015
Sampled from a mixed six pack from this brewery- turning out to be one of the best in BZ. This one is a rich reddish colour. Decently floral aroma. Bitter more than floral flavour. Good. Crystal Toffee malt balance.

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