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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

bottling
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 132   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 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2017

Draught @ Shakespeares Ale & Cider House, 146-148 Gibralter St, Sheffield - Kelham Island, South Yorkshire, England S3 8UB.

[ As Tuatara APA ].
Unclear matt medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, citrus - zest tart, pale malt, grapes, minerals, salty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150216]
6-3-7-3-13

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottled. The aroma has notes of amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, spices, malt, caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25614) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft at Fork and Brewer, paired with Asian noodles. Hazy golden color, thick fluffy white head with giid retention and solid lacing. Aroma of stonefruit. Taste is sweet and malty with a bit of pine at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, 5.8%. Mild soft fruit aroma, mango or something. Almost clear light golden colour. Very big off-white head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma, soft fruit, perhaps mango. A bit spicy. Good mouthfeel. Medium bitterness, perhaps a little above average. Well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14228) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottled, 330ml at Beerd, Oxford. Hazy gold with white head. There is a pleasant, light hoppiness to this, hints of orange peel, tangy fresh and pleasantly bitter. Reasonable depth, leafy notes. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber, nose is fruity, sweet toffee, taste is floral, orange, pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Draft at In De Wildeman. Hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, earthy notes and light herbal hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB 03/05/17. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!
Clear golden color with a small white head. Dryish fruity hops, mild bitterness, dry malt and some sugary notes in the aroma. The flavor is old hops, moderate bitterness, dryness and leafy maltiness. It would be nice to know when was this bottled. Anyhow its not that fresh anymore. What a shame.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10311) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Keg at Derat, Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday 1st October 2015. Pours gold, good clarity, soft in mouth, fruity with a light tropical bite, good. I have seen this about town both in bottle and on tap now so pleased I got to try it, good beer. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3


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