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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


Cybercat's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (4434) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (237) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (456) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2015
Poured into a taster showing tea brown and a light webbing of foam on top. The nose shows a very sweet biscuit maltiness. The palate is lightly carbonated and light bodied. Very malty but only slightly sweet biscuit flavor. A nice lager-like malty bitterness at the finish. Surprisingly, an IPA made in the traditional style, this isn’t bad. I wouldn’t buy another bottle, but it’s done competently. Probably would have been better on cask.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
bottle from craftissimo, HK (in June). clear amber with thin head. aroma is fruit and floral hops. taste is melon, grass, toffee. sweet.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rhofpheh (7) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
Not really my type of beer, way too bitter. Though I did like how that bitterness coupled with the sort of sour/sweet taste on the tip of your toungue, but that’s a minor plus to a very big negative.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimusPrimed (116) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2015
Not overly impressed. Great bottle but sour to my palate. Malt, malt and more malt. Perhaps better fresh from keg

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at the brew docks in Dublin. Clear amber color with a white head. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Fruity aroma. Bitter finish. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Keg at Ox184. Pours clear amber. Nose is toffee, resin. Taste is resinous hops, toffee, fruits, caramel sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Keg at ox184. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet toffee, juicy fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (19016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat... Glowing copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet fruits.. Dull bitter toffe


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