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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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Bule (2255) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Intense hops. A lot of citrus that lingers. Solid double IPA.

3.8
MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: resin, pine, caramel malts, citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy gold, big, frothy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, resin, turning quite bitter in the finish. Overall: excellent IIPA, fantastic hops in both aroma and palate. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.

3.5
markas101 (2501) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Slightly hazy amber. Thin beige head. Strong pine resin aroma with some lime citrus. More pine on the first sip somewhat chalky texture/afertaste with a long, cloying finish.

3.3
jc1762 (1610) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015) Shows a cloudy whiskey brown. The nose shows mostly a lot of sweet malts with some notes of resinous pine and cannabis in the background. The palate shows very light carbonation, a slight spiciness & heat in the middle, a very good malt back bone and a moderate to high bitterness.

3.7
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
another great 650ml tuatara this has a delicious floral fruity hoppy aroma & a taste that is bitter strong caramel malty with loads of hops

4.4
anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle from New World Fendalton, Christchurch. Pours amber with a small head. Impressive sweet nose, foreshadowing what the gums and the tongue will get to taste... Rich, full taste. Sweet, a bit of fruit, hiding the 167 IBU until the very end of the lasting finish where the bitterness for a moment says "Hi, I’m here as well" and disappears again. Very tasty.

4.2
tombutlin (369) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Punch-in-the-nose aroma, resin, floral, citrus. Hops to die for. The taste was a little thick and salty for a perfect rating, but was a complex and rewarding drink. Best shared.

3.5
pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle [bb 14/05/2016]. Clear, golden orange with off-white head. Pine, resin, and citrus hops with a very light background caramel malt. Didn’t seem all that complex - Based on the bb date and average ratings maybe I should have aged it a bit? The IBU doesn’t show through too much either.

4.2
mkel07 (6397) - 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.


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