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


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (695) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
Hop resin on nose. Nice resinous hops on flavour. Very easy and smash able. Good middy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Redmonds. No indication as to when it was bottled. Clear amber in colour medium, off white head which doesnt last. Sweety malty toffee nose is very pleasant. Some fruity hops, but no real bite. Slight cheesiness in the flavour suggests old hops here, shame cos there is loads of body for the ABV. Would like to try this fresh, could be a real winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
There are plenty of styles that translate well in a <4% range: Bitter, Mild, Berliner Weisse, even saison, to name a few. APA is not in that group. Pours an amber-ish gold with little whisps of foam. Hop aroma is of pine and citrus. A sulfury yeast character is apparent. No malt aroma. Flavor is grassy. Really grassy! No malt balance to speak of. Some pine resin and a faint apple note creeps in. Clean, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (365) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2014
330ml bottle for a low alcohol beer this is surprisingly bitter dry & very hoppy, not bad but found this a bit rough overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (766) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2014
Much better than their Best Bitter - but a little too watery to compete with some contemporary local low alcohol brews. A nice drop nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2014
(Bottle) (Small) This is a revelation. Has plenty of chops for a lower ABV beer. Lots of nice hop bitterness with each mouthful. Easily quaffable. The hop aroma on opening was amazeballs, this didn’t carry to the glass. The hop taste though!! - WOW. Nicely done. As a day beer this wouldn’t be a bad idea, and it’s a world better than a lot of other domestic beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
From handpull at Albar in Dunedin. Light amber colour with gentle hop fragrance. Tangelo and oranges there but somewhat subdued. The flavour has ovetones of APA without the body or character of its large cousin, Nui. Sessionable, but a little thin.

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