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

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RATINGS: 145   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omega (900) - - NOV 12, 2012
Tuatara need to be commended for this beer as it is one of the best I have tried. While aggressively hoppy at 167 IBU (which I would contest) it has a smooth sweetness that carries the beer. A little alcoholic on the finish, but I am nitpicking on a fine specimen of a beer. Extra points given for 3D glasses that accompany the beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UjoKlobasa (767) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
On tap. Amber color, clear liquid, white head. Aroma of bread is dominant. Taste is medium bitter, light medium sweet. Alcohol is completely hidden. Dangerous stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (923) - SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Pungent thick and chrystalline, this super potent slightly sappy super bitter Imperial IPA is everything I could ever want in a beer of this style. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (569) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy orange, with plenty of head. Aroma is sickly sweet pineapple and peach under a lot of resinous hops. Flavour is absolutely gigantic, with some biscuit for a millisecond or so before theres an almighty explosion of hops. Pine and resin are big but no match for all the fruitiness. Pineapple, peach, lemon, even some apple. The bitterness is extreme, with the tongue left tingling, but all the fruitiness makes it surprisingly refreshing. Gorgeous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (597) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
W aromacie moc owocw tropikalnych - bardzo intensywny, słodki aromat, aż chce się sprbować. Barwa złota, jest opalizacja, ładna, gęsta i drobnopęcherzykowa piana. W smaku nie jest już tak miło jak w aromacie, jest zdecydowanie, intensywnie. Także są słodkie owoce, jest karmel i jest nieco wyczuwalnego alkoholu. Uderza też spora goryczka, ale bardzo dobrze ułożona. Dobrze zrobiona DIPA, w pł drogi między east a west coast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1977) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
50cl bottle at home from De bierbrigadier, Eindhoven. Nose is fruity, honey. Body is clear orange, head is medium, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, honey, herbs, tea, leaves, tons of hops. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bitter. Full body, slick slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Bit heavy due to heavy bitter, strong flavor a bit overhopped, nice one, best bottle Ive ever seen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Tap at Evening Star, Brighton. Dark hazy amber color, good creamy off-white head. Riped tropical fruits and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Riped pineapple, peach and then citrus. Hop oily. Sweetish aftertaste. Quite heavy, even glueish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8269-20160515] 500mL bottle. Grainy biscuit and leafy floral peat aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy boozy orange wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good but boozy. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
2016-05-15. Hazy orange body with a nice foamy off white head. 3++ Aroma of doughy biscuity malt. Muted hops. Flavour is hoppy, good amount of bitterness up front, moderate fruit blends with a fair bit of resinous hops. Muddled citrus has notes of pithy grapefruit seed and sweet lemon. Fruit grows as it warms but malt and moderate alcohol dominate over it. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation.3+ decent. 7/4/7/3/16+ Bottle from Henrys, Queenstown, NZ.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
500ml bottle. Soon as this is open I can smell citrusy goodness. Pour is pretty special with a mega looking head. Golden smoky appearance. Taste is citrus with malty tones. This is a super fresh find. Just arrived at the bottle shop. Gets my vote. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Murky amber body with a thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma of caramel and vine tomatoes. Flavour of grapefruit, melon, toffee and peppery hop spice with a bold, bitter finish. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Its not particularly clean (this was the end of the keg, to be fair) but its absolutely loaded with hops and I like that.


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