Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Here at Tuatara we understand that your enthusiasm for hops has mutated into a full-blown obsession. We also know that your king hit of the beloved cone often comes with alcohol levels that can turn an evening into a lifetime. ITI (te reo Maori for “small”) is what you’re looking for. It’s got the New World hop slam you crave from Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade, but with a subdued malt background and a very diplomatic 3.3% alcohol. It’s the ideal session ale for the unreconstructed hophead. After a solid month of “market testing”, aka we released the 1st batch of ITI on tap in May, we have happily concluded that this little gem is good for bottling… so we have!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2015
Poured into a taster showing no head and translucent caramel brown with moderate filtration. The nose shows a strong biscuit malt sweetness. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Flavors of extremely subtle malts and sparse notes of bittering hops at the end. Very watery in general and a bit too light for anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1226) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 10/10/2015. Pours a clear dark golden with a small head. The nose features some fruity hops with some metalic notes. Flavour wise, there’s carmel malt, some citrus fruit, and a pretty firm spicy bitterness, again with a slight metallic taste. The texture is thin and the carbonation average. A bit too disjointed to really impress, but still packed with flavour for a little beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2015
Pours copper with a large head. Nose shows caramel, some earthy and piny hops. Flavors include sweet bready malt and earthy hops followed by an aggressive bitterness. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2015
First reaction was that this was thin and lacking body. But it quietly grew into a well rounded brew. Citrus and spice aroma with biscuit body. Really good for a session

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
On Holiday gold blond -colored body with a white head and a spicy hop aroma a spicy hop bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1220) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2015
BB 21/01/2016. Poured a clear dark amber colour with a few white bubbles for a collar that laced OK. Carbonation extremely low and fine. Aroma softly of Citrus (possibly lemon) and hint of pine. Taste with a citrus/grapefruit bitterness and a hint of pine; a bit rough. Light body. Crisp, rough and dry with a lingering tart bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2015
Medium head copper pour aromas tropical fruit citrus pine biscuit the flavours pine grapefruit medium bitter crisp ale peach biscuit strong tastes for low alcohol beer grass note the finish good aftertastes of grass crisp hops bitter pine lovely ale

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hop_Hedonist (371) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2015
Very unconvincing brew - malt nose and palate - rough/harsh mouthfeel - hard to drink - aftertaste is thick barley - hops swamped - not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear deep golden. Aroma of slightly stale hops, kinda cat-pissy and leafy, with light fruitiness. Flavor has some sweetish malt, and slightly stale leafy and citric hops, with a bitter finish. Rather light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3050) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma of kumquats, grapefruit, nectarines, pine. Very light bodied. A very little caramel, lots of grapefruit, some pine and pepper. Bitterness is just a bit on the harsh side given the lack of support. OK as a dustcutter but I couldn’t really imagine drinking more than one.

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