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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Making a vampire movie is thirsty work and the only way to hammer a stake through that thirst is with a bloody intense ale. We took the creepiest hops, added blood malt and banished it for 666 hours to create a brew so seductively unholy it would make Dracula himself celebrate the sunrise. If youre going to live forever, then you may as well enjoy a few Delicious Necks along the way.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JUL 13, 2014
Looks to be coppery amber with good clarity and persistent beads of carbonation. It has a rough skim of white head on the top and aromas of perfumy, coppery hops: Bakewell tart, cherries and sweet crystal malts. It tastes dry but has every suggestion of sweetness without actually being sweet. Tasty with coppery bitterness leading to a lengthy hoppy finish. Delightful stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theswiftsa (84) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is full of stone fruit. Stone fruit flavours present very strongly with a sharp medium bitter finish. On the higher side of carbonation. Packaging and concept is very cool, taste I solid but nothing outstanding

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1487) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 19/2/2015. Pours a quite cloudy golden with a big fluffy head. Has a quite distinct fruity yeasty aroma. Flavour wise, it features lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit (orange, mandarin, peach) over a light biscuit malt backbone, with a pretty firm sharpish bitterness finishing it off. Medium body and lively carbonation. A very solid, enjoyable pale with exemplary packaging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Quite a different and enjoyable apa. Great on the nose. (great labeling).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (1110) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
Remarkable presentation. Aroma is strong on lychees, passion fruit and grapes, but flavour is much more grassy, citrus, razor sharp hoppy bitter. Very bitter...Good APA, but still not enough to bring me back from the grave.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours amber with a large lasting head. Nose shows lychee, peach, floral hops, light clean malt, grapes and pear. Very vibrant. Flavours show less of the fruit but more spicy, grassy and herbal notes alongside some delicate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Unsure how this one slots into the Tuatara line-up but love the label none-the-less. It produces a radiant and sparkling deep burnished orange with fine, intermittent carbonation. Head is up more than an inch in height, but falls with dramatic speed to a mess of sudsy foam. Piney, deeply resinous and floral nose wringing with pine-needles, nettles, rose petals, lavender and blood orange. All hops on the palate with a void in the middle that screams "INSERT MALT HERE!". Raspy and sharp, weedy and grassy with a bitter citrus peel and grapeskin astringency to add to the chaos. It softens and dulls quickly but the aftertaste remains. Kind of, well actually is, hard to drink. I cant get into this at all. One-sided and one-dimensional! (33cL, BB 01/04/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours a golden/caramel hue with a big resinous piney aroma. Bold bitterness to start with lots of citrus/pine and some caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (841) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Cloudy peach gold. Aroma is some soft tropical fruits and hop resin. Taste is the same with great sessionability. Good Pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Scratch Bar 120914. While the beer itself is quite good, the label, bottle and the story behind the beer is even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours deep orange with a sticky beige and bubbly head. Nose immediately shows mandarin before some bubblegum, citric pith and pineapple come out. Taste is quite apricot driven with mild citric zest, pineapple and resin. A fair whack of biscuit malts in this which take away from the fruits a little too much. It comes across very malty to finish which I dont dig very much. I feel like the vibrancy of the nose doesnt get portrayed in the taste. Not my kind of pale

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