Brewed by Tui Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Mangatainoka, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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’East India Pale Ale’ was first brewed in England last century for the colonies East of India such as New Zealand and Australia. The beer was unpasteurised and secondary fermentation occured in the bottle during the long journey. Thirsty settlers loved its natural effervescent character and we reckon it still hits the spot today.
Brewer’s Comment: This fine ale is a thoroughly refreshing beer with a light palate best suited to beaches, barbecues and all beer related occasions.
Serving Suggestions: Serve lightly chilled on its own or with any manner of barbecued meats. At restaurants, or when trying to impress others, try and use a glass. Do not mix with salad.
Cellaring: Yeah right!

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PictouRx (152) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Had this on tap at various establishments on my journey through NZD lately. This beer as far as draught is ok overall, certainly did not get any hint of IPA from this compared to others I have had, and fairly weak as well. I remember little hoppy character, poor head, and somewhat smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
McSherman (226) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 7 / 7 / 5 / 4 / 4 / 4 / 8 / 66

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawanna (2472) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
cereal, malty, some fruit notes, dark golden- copper color, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 330ml bottle into glass. Head gone instantly, very little carbonation. No lacing, amber colour. Does not taste like a pale ale at all. It’s a kind of almost beer. Not offensive. Not good either. A darkish flat lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a completely clear amber copper color forming a bubbled and fizzy white head that disappears quickly leaving no lacings in the glass. S: Malty and crispy with notes of Heineken style grassy hops. Caramel malts . Bready style yeasts. T: Malty and crispy in the mouth too. Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts, grassy hops. Very mild bitterness. M: Light body. High (artificial) carbonation. Bready and grassy aftertaste. O: Low drinkability. This beer is doubtfully an Ale, and for sure not an IPA. This brewery should be forbidden of selling it as an IPA... Actually, this brewery should be forbidden of selling it...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ngunity (10) - - OCT 12, 2014
Ipa in name only. No taste of hops. May as well be lager. Very forgettable. I would drink it ahead of lcd beer, just.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Slight honey aroma. Dark brown colour with good head. Heavy malt flavor, nice. Medium body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zwiebel88 (424) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Rötlich-braun, in der Nase leichtes Malz, pappige Süße, etwas Gras. Am Gaumen Malz, Süße, keinerlei Bitterstoffe. Hat nichts mit einem IPA zu tun. Sehr wässrig und relativ belanglos, aber trinkbar. Als IPA 0 Punkte wert. Als normales Bier immer noch langweilig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (841) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a dark copper colour, aroma of malt, some hops fruity flavours and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1036) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a dark coppery color, topped with decent white head. Retention is fine. There is a slightly fruity and caramely malty aroma which is easily picked up and very nice. The taste is sweet and very light (watery). The body is quite flat. Slight biscuity feel and little caramel too. OK, but.... not that great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours deep amber, light caramel aroma. Has a distinct English bitter character, thin malts, vague caramel, bready, weak hops, watery and very disappointing!

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