Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 its 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1204) - SINGAPORE - JAN 2, 2017
5.8%ABV. APA. Poured out golden amber. 12SRM Nose has sweet ripe oranges and mandarins. Sweet orange blossoms. Light caramel in the nose as well. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has graham cracker, pie crusts, bread crumbs. Hops are citrus peel, pine, cilantro at the end. Bitter is resinous and sappy. Finish is medium with an aggressive bitter that fades quite quickly. Overall drank more like a west coast style IPA than an APA. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBadSeed (1) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Christmas present from the wife and could be my new favourite beer despite high price ! Lovely crisp but ever so hoppy taste and oh that bottle is a work of art!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orbit (34) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
What a beautiful bottle!! This is straight from the LOTR movies, including the Sauron tab. Nice clear and fresh beer, which is grant for just drinking and sitting at the beach somewhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottm2588 (184) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, biscuit, very slight grass. Taste is bread, citrus, peppery, slight hay, slight biscuit, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1275) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
33 cL Bottle at home. Pretty nice looking bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma has some citrus, biscuit, bit of pine, hops. Taste is quite hoppy with some caramel, tropical fruits, bit of grass, pine, over medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juvedp (74) - CHINA - DEC 20, 2016
Aroma of floral hops. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (600) - POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Pours yellow, clear, with white head. Intense aromas of tropical fruits, some vinous notes. Taste is moderately bitter, quite dry. Very drinkable and enjoyable session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2462) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Hazy medium golden, tall frothy off-white head, good retention, good lacing; aroma malts, bread, tangerine, pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grassy, bit fruity; smooth bittersweet aftertaste, fruity, malty, bit husky; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; pleasant and well-balanced pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pitch992 (204) - SLOVENIA - NOV 22, 2016
Pleasant, hoppy, well balanced and not too bitter. Enjoyee this one, especially the fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

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