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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tuatara Indian Pale Ale is brewed using the finest New Zealand malt imparting to the beer a full-bodied malt character yet still retaining the light color of the style. Classic English variety hops are used to produce the traditional high bitterness, flavor and aroma enjoyed in this style. This is a strong ale with 5% alcohol.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 2, 2017
5%ABV. IPA. Poured out amber. 12SRM. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate is light and clean with pale malt, light sweetness suggesting lightly browned toast, wonderbread and sweet dough, keep in mind that the sweet is light but the palate has a nice ponderous sweet bready body. So its not all light and sweet. There is a nice slightly sour, fruity body to the palate which suggests juice, maybe some fresh-squeezed orange, especially a cloudy milky fresh-squeezed juice with a lot of pith. YOverall very sour and lemon juicy as far as the palate goes. Hops are resinous, pine, bitter melon, there is an emphasis on bitter rather than the pine or the citrus. So not so much on the parent aromatics and more emphasis on the bitter betas. Finish is medium with a clean bitter back of the throat bitter, which I have come to associate with Columbus. Goes on Favorites List!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (606) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2016
Overall, quite an earthy ale. Green melon, orange, lemon, pineapple, floral. Sweet at the front, orange, wood and pine at the back. All flavours and aromas are on the light side and the body is fairly thin, which makes it a very drinkable quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samtzu (280) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a crisp gold with little head. Slight bitterness with some fruit flavours coming through.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3981) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2016
Tap at Grub. Pretty English feel to it, light maltiness, minerals, bit of pineapple, toffee, touch of spice. Some kind of real ale yeastiness. Nice to start off but then fades a little.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mpeacey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2016
Amber pour with long lasting head. Caramel & hops aroma. Dry taste with pleasant maltiness. Finish is strong, dry, lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (1070) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 4, 2016
Blonde orange, grosse carbo, collet moyen de fines bulles, persistant. Aromes citrons, fruits exotiques, caramel, cereales. Mince, amertume citronne en finale. Une English IPA de bonne facture

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
explosivedog (565) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is fairly nondescript. Maybe some fruit in there but hard to tell what. Flavour is bigger, with a lovely refreshing citrusy start. It all blends into a decidedly English hop finish though, and for me it doesnt work. Perhaps its true to the original definition of the style, but theres a reason the American version is so much more popular. Certainly drinkable, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1106) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
330ml bottle into glass. Golden bronze beer with solid foamy white head. Tiny bubbles, smells sweet and earthy. Light body, oily texture. Finish is bitter lemon. Refreshing, nice beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Natsta (3) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
From bottle. Cracked the cap and instant foam. After taking the first sip I understand why. Over carbed. The bitterness is within my range. Strangely thick and sweet. Like it wasnt allowed to ferment out properly or they have added too much corn syrup. No real hoppy aroma noticeable. Its not real bad but I wouldnt buy it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (8438) - ITALY - APR 30, 2016
bb30/6/16 bottle medio ambrata limpida schiuma mefia discreta persistenza naso florele lieve caramello in bocca un po spenta bilanciata


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