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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


sdriessen's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, - JAN 19, 2009
Pours dark amber/brown with a low white head. Has a slightly funky aroma initially, with zesty hops and grainy malt and possibly some grapefruit. Nice strong bitterness which is all the way to the finish. Other, sour flavours like grapefruit and orange peel. Has a very grainy malt flavour and is kind of peppery as well. Okay...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Draft @ Craft Beer Co - Islington, Islington N1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1097) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 6/4/2015. Label says ’India’ not ’Indian’. Pours a clear deep golden with an uneven medium head. The aroma is a touch odd, with metallic elements followed by some caramel malt. Taste wise, it’s quite malt forward (caramel again, with some toffee), with just a touch of fruit sweetness. The bitterness is pretty firm and quite blunt. Just doesn’t really come together for me, and disappointing for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11406) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Keg at the CP&K, Pimlicoco, 06/03/15. Golden orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is thin, hints of pond water, light hop, orange juice, straw. Taste improves a little, caramel malt, hop notes, light tropical fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so offering, drinkable I guess but lacks any depth to the flavour and way down the pecking order in the IPA world. Not really an IPA @ just 5% and going by the (lack of) flavour profile, presumably added as such just because the brewery called it an IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1522) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Handpump at atlas beer cafe, queenstown nz. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is nice hops and fruits, very fresh. Balanced hoppy taste, fruity and malty sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is floral, with notes of citrus, grass and caramel. Taste is bitter with more toffee malts, citrus peel, grass. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, meh IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (669) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 8, 2015
330ml bottle from BEPlus, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (138) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear golden colour with an off white head. Aroma is stone fruit with a little earthiness. Taste is a little jammy with a pleasant bitterness. Great beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cruzer (94) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Very drinkable IPA. Medium amber pour, thick head, lots of lacing. Aroma of pine, hops, and some spices. Flavour of hops, citrus, mild bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5388) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (89) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
A nice and deep golden colour, not much visible carbonation bit a thick (albeit rapidly disappearing), off white head. There’s a pleasant mixture of biscuity malts and stone fruit hop aromas, with a slight hint of pine In the background. To tastes there’s 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 it’s just not very moreish. Meh, it’s ok.


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