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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: Imperial IPA
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra-dimensional APA
If your answer to the question “how much hopping would you like?” is simply “more”, this is the beer that will make you careful what you wish for. Deceptively drinkable.

Taste: Full flavoured, sweet, piney, spicy, citric and earthy. Long lingering bitter finish.
Look: Pale golden amber
Aroma: Spicy hops, citrus and liquorice
Try With: The stonger the flavour the better!
Hops: Pacific Jade, Zythos, Amarillo, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin.
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Ale, NZ Light Crystal, NZ Medium Crystal

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4.2
mkel07 (5845) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Stewarts Wine Company January 2014. This beer will make you see double if you drink enough of it. Overdose of hops make this a wonderful looking, smelling and tasting beer.

4.3
Crazy_Kiwi_13 (9) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
Appearance: (poured into tulip glass) pours a loose 3 finger white head that slowly settles down to 1 finger with plenty of lacing, body; clear amber-orange, noticeably heavily carbonated. Aroma: Grapefruit, apricot, pine, malt, rich grapes, fresh hops, citrus, lemon curd, caramel, resin, bread, tropical fruits, mango. Palate: Medium-full body, rather highly carbonated. Taste: Resin, hops, bitterness, hints of dark chocolate bitterness, caramel, malt, pine, fresh grass, sharp citrus, long lasting bitterness on the finish. Overall: Very nice balanced hoppy beer, well worth trying if you can.

3.8
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
Strong balanced aroma of citrus, floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Taste is predominantly sweet malt, slightly cloying, with spicy lingering bitterness. Hint of alcohol. Overall an incredibly full flavoured drop, possibly a little reduction in the sweetness and body would make more enjoyable.

3.8
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from a large format bottle, Thanks Ryan. Big hop character, tropical fruits, citrusy, resinous, grassy. Some bready malts, but the hops are center stage.

4.2
dvrob_ (2) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Nice pour, ample amounts of creamy head which gives off a great aroma - lots of hops, hints of pine and tropical fruits as well. Taste is smooth, not as hoppy as I expected with a caramel after taste - very drinkable, I had the whole 500ml bottle comfortably in less than an hour, pretty good for 9%. Great beer, has become a favorite after one session.

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Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Golden clear body complete with a tall pillowy cap. The 3D on the lable is old school 80’s cereal box prize quality, but the gimmick did work on me because the 3D glasses hanging around the neck was the only reason I baught this. Uggggg....... first sip aint good. What was that??? Strong soapy hops with a chemical quality. Hints of chocolate also permiate the aroma. Taste is the same but has a wicked strong bitter finish. Woody chocolate, floral hops, leather. Fun lable surounding a bottle containing a subpar IIPA.

4
hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Smells of tropical fruits and resionous pine. Thick in the mouth, almost syrupy, with caramel, honey and the aforementioned fruit. A lingering bitterness that is welcome and warm, with some booze folded into it,

4.3
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
Cloudy golden color with generous compact head. The aroma is very fruity, peach and mango. The body is not too thick, the mouthfeel is round, it has a nice malt base, moderately sweet, and good hopping, for once the hopping is more fruity than resiny.
Lovely, dangerous.

3.8
AgentAle (1726) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus, lemon grass and light sweet malts. Taste is light malts, met fairly quickly with bitter clove and tanin. bitterness isnt excessive and finishes surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a clear gold with a pearl head that retains fairly well.

4.1
Soupoftoday (61) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 An amazing creation from Tuatara right here. A very easy to drink and beautifully balanced IPA which hides its high alcohol content dangerously well. The malt and hop profile sing a sweet harmony together. Flavours of peach and apricot are lifted by subtle citrus/pineapple notes that lead to a thoroughly exotic and refreshing experience. A modern day classic.


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