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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 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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fonefan (52396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2017

Draught @ Shakespeare’s 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]

Ungstrup (38958) - 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.

anders37 (27635) - 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.

Travlr (26430) - 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.

Rasmus40 (22171) - 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

saxo (19583) - 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.

chrisv10 (18734) - 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.

MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, 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.

imdownthepub (15525) - 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.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber, nose is fruity, sweet toffee, taste is floral, orange, pine.

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