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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   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.

ben4321's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5425) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13, Rating #111 of the Month!

Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, with some clean pale malts and some citrus hops
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange-amber with a rather large, pillowy, heavily laced, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is a little bit sweet, a little malty, mildly spicy, and with a bit of earthy hop
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, but a little too much carbonation
Overall Impression: I felt like this was a half decent example of a British-style IPA. (Which, if you let him, jcos can go on a 30 minute rant about how it should be it’s own style.) Anyway, back from that digression, there are some good components here, but some flaws too, and it obviously doesn’t have the in-your-face hops that an American IPA fan would prefer in the style. Still though, it is a solid, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (7590) - 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 (639) - 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 (16926) - 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 (1472) - 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 (2227) - 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 (401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (556) - New Jersey, USA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rhofpheh (12) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
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.

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