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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


Rosslew's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (253) - - APR 25, 2014
Keeps a frothy head. Has carbonation. Got citrus, grapefruit, but not strong. Carbonation does hit on smell in the glass. Low key finish. Came in 500ml bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Brew, Thonglor, Bangkok. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is resin woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a resin light metallic hop bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
whoisghost (79) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
A nice and deep golden colour, not much visible carbonation bit a thick (albeit rapidly disappearing), off white head. Thereís a pleasant mixture of biscuity malts and stone fruit hop aromas, with a slight hint of pine In the background. To tastes thereís an upfront bitterness supported by a backbone of pine. A feeble dose of malty flavour rounds out the back end of the beer, not overly complex here. Palate is a little light on for my liking, carbonation is a bit weak and itís just not very moreish. Meh, itís ok.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, orange, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish,

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (187) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2014
pours dark & frothy from 330ml bottle caramel malty aroma tastes bitter spicy citrus with lingering hoppy finish very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 11, 2014
Caramel and fruity overall. A bit of citrus. Rustic malts, earth tones, sweet. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Aroma is fairly generic ; Light malt roastiness and some basic hop bitterness. Slight notes of straw and hay. Taste is a fairly bland malt profile with slightly earthy bitterness that comes through and leaves a slight tartiness on finish. Appearance is a clear gold with a frothy thick pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Good solid malty nose, thick caramel, tinged with some stinky hops. Pretty copper color, slick, with little head. Malty initial, caramel rising, level off in mid and then mild hopping emerges. Hops really burst out in mid. Finishes with subtle bitter notes. Medium body. Brit style, for sure. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2337) - 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 (4619) - 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.


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