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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
This beer is like David Bowie. I thought I would blithely throw this out into the forum and then struggle to justify my assertion as it is late at night and I have had a few, but then pride and confidence have become resurgent and I can qualify my statement with just one point: it is phenomenal. David Bowie is a phenomenon (voted by two of my pub quizzes as the coolest man alive) and so is this. It appears innocuous enough, golden amber and some coarse whitish head and then you smell it: grapefruit and resinous Pacific NW hops. Amber, spruce and an assault of chlorophyll, orchard fruit, stonefruit and sharp marmalade aromas. God alone only knows what Tuatara paid for the hops. Anyway, the flavour is deeply apricotty, orange peel, wild grasses and a lovely sherbet-like carbonation. Once this beastie has sat on the palate you get loads of sour and bitter. Grapefruit, goosberry, amber pine resins, orange peel and a full noseful of what youve just consumed. A symphony of taste and vision. I agree with my esteemed colleagues and their reviews, Tuatara deserve thanks for this offering. Lets dance. PS: my tastebuds werent overwhelmed, just orgasming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (3168) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2017
Botella @Vivalabira, Oviedo 04/05/17. Color amarillo transparente coroa de espuma blanca, buena apariencia, el aroma es frutal intenso a lupulo con notas a caramelo el sabor es frutal alto con notas altas a lupulos resinosas el cuerpo denso bastante amarga.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (1001) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - APR 28, 2017
Pours an almost clear golden color with medium white head.Aroma has grapefruit, pine and orange peel, with grassy hops and herbal notes and a moderate malty and bready backbone. Taste follows the nose, grapefruit, citrus, floral, grass and herbs. Strong bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2554) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, some peach, slight biscuity malts and subtle floral, grassy hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange, resin, some peach, a hint of orchard fruits, subtle biscuity malts and slight earthy, floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A long, dry and bitter, citrus and earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Citrusy and resinous with big, bitter earthy and floral hops but I find the finish too bitter with a hint of oxidation. Doesnt taste 9% though. Expected better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (587) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2017
Color dorado, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (retencin decente). Carbonatacin alta (ms sutil en boca). Textura acuosa. Aroma muy complejo: ctricos, frutas tropicales, algo de melocotn, mucho lpulo y resina, alguna especia (probablemente) y un toque de alcohol. En boca es casi dulce, con presencia de ctricos y frutas tropicales (estas ltimas ms remarcadas que en aroma). La base maltosa est menos presente de lo que el estilo me tiene acostumbrado, aunque no se echa en falta. Enorme cantidad de lpulo, ms que en nariz. Final de amargor medio (dudo mucho de esos 167 IBUs), resinoso, con un toque mnimo de alcohol (disfrutable, no lo digo como algo negativo). Echo en falta algo ms que resina en postgusto, pues el amargor se pierde rpido. Cuidado, hay altas probabilidades de que ms de uno (entre los cuales me incluyo) se ventile el medio litro en menos de media hora y sus 9% no son para andar con bromas. Muy recomendable. Tena claro que si no escatimaban en diseo no lo haran en la elaboracin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (902) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2017
Great for a 9% beer. Pine hop aroma slightly hazy pour with lingering head. Good biscuit malts, pine and tropical fruits long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of resiny pine, grass, and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, earth, grass, florals, and herbs with a dry finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerwithwings (52) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
A very good dipa. You dont realise you are drinking a 9% beer. Gorgeous hop flavours and its in a 500ml bottle. Well worth the price tag

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11435) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
500 ml bottle. BB 30/08/17. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!
Clear golden color with a tiny grayish white head. Sweet fruitiness, hops, alcohol and some hop oily notes in the aroma. The flavor is strong bitterness, hops, dryness and some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UjoKlobasa (899) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (954) - 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.

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