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


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 (5250) - 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 itís own style.) Anyway, back from that digression, there are some good components here, but some flaws too, and it obviously doesnít 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 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.

   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.

   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 isnít bad. I wouldnít buy another bottle, but itís 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 (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.

   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 thatís a minor plus to a very big negative.

   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

   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

   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.

   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.

   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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