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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 (4881) - 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 13/20
olliejobbins (1447) - 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 (5) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2015
Not overly impressed. Great bottle but sour to my palate. Malt, malt and more malt. Perhaps better fresh from keg

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (908) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Keg at Ox184. Pours clear amber. Nose is toffee, resin. Taste is resinous hops, toffee, fruits, caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Keg at ox184. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, light fruit, taste is dry, sweet toffee, juicy fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18090) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1201) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (13509) - 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!

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