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


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (946) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2017
Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (7317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, some orange, a resinous touch. Taste is citrusy fruity, hoppy, moderately bitter, notes of lemon, hints of orange, a resinous touch, caramel malty background; abrupt, quasi non-existent finish, only a minimally metallic impression remains...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1204) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (635) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samtzu (364) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a crisp gold with little head. Slight bitterness with some fruit flavours coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4255) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (1146) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
explosivedog (930) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1250) - 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.

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