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style
Formerly brewed at Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spawned by freewheeling, Californian hopheads, American Pale Ale is the red-headed stepchild of the classic IPA. Big and extroverted with plenty of bitterness, a great APA shows off some fruit on the nose and the kind of earthy, herbaceous complexity Pinot Noir buffs drone on about when they corner you at a fundraiser. Anyway, we had a thumb through the Tuatara atlas and discovered that us Kiwis are New World too. So we reckon it’s time a New Zealand APA pulled on its dockers, flashed its Backberry and generally talked louder than anyone else in the bar. Here it is!

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3.4
szymonskc (1013) - Skórcz, POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Zapach średnio intensywny, słód, cytrusy, karmel, trawa, kwiaty. Kolor złoty, klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, lekki lacing. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, średnia pełnia, słód, cytrusy, trawa, sosna, żywica, karmel, ziemia. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie średnie.

3.2
jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Slightly hazy copper and amber coloured body with a nice three to four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rich malts, with a lot of caramel and toffee notes along with some grasses and hop bitterness along with some alcohol around. Medium-bodied; Strong herbal flavour at first with some tea-like flavours with a touch of yeast and alcohol around. Aftertaste shows more of a toffee and caramelised sugar like sweetness and a dose of lighter alpha acid hops showing some more English and earthier flavours. Overall, a decent APA (assuming that A means American), but not too great and way more Earthy than a typical APA, and shows more to me of an EPA with some pungent notes. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Jason’s Market Place at Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan on 24-July-2017 for NT$145 sampled in my hotel room here in central Taipei, Taiwan on 27-July-2017.

3.7
Grumbo (3948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle at Højbjerg tasting. Pours slightly hazy amber with a lasting bubbly off-white head. Aroma of hop, and citrus and tropical fruit. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry and increasingly bitter.

3.6
Camons (13223) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Johns. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is light bitter, malt, grass, fruity hops, light pine. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 7-4-7-3-15. 170617

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14531) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.5
chrisv10 (18344) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle, 5.8%. Clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, caramel and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop, grapefruit, hop and medium bitter.

3.5
Rasmus40 (21822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170617

3.5
saxo (19370) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, fruits, flowers, malt and has a nice bitter finish.

3.5
thejackpacker (633) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Overpowering smell and taste of old hops. Much lighter in the taste than the smell, quite light and pleasant often.

3.2
vipinvelp (4539) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
Clear yellow, of-white foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and bitter taste. A decent APA indeed. (Velp 201703)


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