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: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   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!

Gimmemore's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gimmemore (4) - - JUL 9, 2013
Looks like a iPa but that’s about it. Tastes like dishwater. It’s more like a cross between Coors lite and Budweiser, very watery with poor lacing. The packaging fooled me into thinking its craft brewing but its mainstream muck.. Don’t bother..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Manslow (584) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Butelka. Generalnie jedno ze słabszych piw spożytych na Nowej Zelandii. Brak pełnego wysycenia, słaba goryczka a i reszta też do kitu. Polecam tylko na upały i jako ciekawostkę.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Draft. What the actual f***? This is not in any world a freaking IPA. Amber color. The aroma is MALT. NOTHING BUT MALT. This is like a bad altbier or some shit. Flavor of MALT. Is there A hop in this, let alone many hops to necessitate a hop rack? Palate is meh. Listen guys, you can’t brew an American adjunct lager and call it an imperial stout. You’re similarly off here. Learn to brew.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
This slightly foamy IPA has virtually no aroma. Only a little bit of caramel may be suggested. When I taste I’m are in doubt about whether it is an IPA, for it is only a little caramel malt with a little watery hoppy bitterness in the final. I have tasted discount lagers with more hop bitterness than this IPA. If you choose to print the text ’India Pale Ale’ on a label, then you should also fill in hops so the beer has an IBU more than 2.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
angel77 (1718) - 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 (1364) - 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 (9517) - 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 (522) - 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 (176) - 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.

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