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


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
’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!

JonMoore's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, - DEC 25, 2011
Draft, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland (RWC Sept 2011) Average easy drinking pale ale that I was extremely glad to be able to access given the Steinlager alternatives.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
angel77 (1572) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en 2006. Fc pref 11-2007. De el c. I goles. Sin muchos buenos recuerdos. Corriente sin más.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ardi (28) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2015
Someone should approach the ’brewers’ of this muck at the Tui Brewery and ask them to define ’East India Pale Ale’, because it sure as hell don’t taste like one, and to top it off, it doesn’t even warrant the title ’ale’ or ’beer’ for that matter. What a shocker! Extremely insipid and utter Yuck!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1291) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber, small frothy white to off-white head, settles quickly, light lacing; shy nose, malty, caramel, bit toasted; taste light medium sweet and bitter, malty, caramel; light body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation, light sweetbitter aftertaste, herbal notes, bit watery; not an IPA at all but drinkable anyway.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Butilka: Clear, deep amber coloured, lazy carbonation, rapidly collapsing off-white head; mild sweetish-caramelly nose, some vegetables detectable, but in opposite to the vegetables are the hops very hard to find; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, light bodied; a faint malty bitterness shows up short caramelly finish. An IPA? Oh no…

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Piw (473) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2015
330ml Flasche. Bernsteinfarben und klar. Kleine Schaumkrone. Leichte Malznoten, ansonsten ziemlich wässrig und langweilig. Aber geht gut und leicht runter.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Pizzabaecker (1) - - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Taste more like water, no hops taste, no taste at all, sorry but definitly not recomendable :((

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gildnerk (175) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
Cute label, with a cute explanation about the founding of the beer. Nice colour -- at least for an amber ale. Pretty much no aroma. Very, very weakly hopped. Some sweetish notes at the end combined with the sparkling water body give it a bit of a Perrier vibe. Could probably substitute this for drinking water in most situations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (3020) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2015
Lager? Ale? Hard to tell. Bland, with some weak malt flavor. Not much else to speak of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
McSherman (365) - 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 (2737) - 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,

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