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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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orbit (135) - 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.

3.5
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.

3.7
TheJvd (1308) - 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.

3.6
juvedp (76) - CHINA - DEC 20, 2016
Aroma of floral hops. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Bitter finish. Decent.

3.9
scirtes (667) - 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.

3.8
blackisle (2707) - Amsterdam 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.

3.5
pitch992 (217) - SLOVENIA - NOV 22, 2016
Pleasant, hoppy, well balanced and not too bitter. Enjoyee this one, especially the fruity notes.

3.3
anders37 (26857) - Malmö, 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.

3.7
nickd717 (4781) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Scaly lizard bottle. Clear golden color with a one finger white head. Aroma is tangerine, grapefruit, dank, earth. Flavor is dry and balanced, quite NZ-ish, hoppy, tasty. Medium bodied and crisp. A good’un.

4.1
Brewhemia (320) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Clear pale yellow with white head. Awesome fresh aroma of lemon and pine and tangerine. Really yummy! The taste is even better. Great fresh hop flavor and bitterness in perfect balance with a medium bodied beer and moderate alcohol level. Gotta love the kiwi hops! Good stuff!


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