Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle via StateLine... Funky color, murkey orange, decent head. Nose is odd as well. Earthy notes, spices, light hops, malty, bready, sugar. Taste is a bit malt forward for an IPA... more of an ESB? Malty, sweet but not sugary, bread notes, earthy hops, some spices. Meh.. Full bodied. Overall. Not bad, but rather have an american IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HeadyDE (807) - Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle pour..fairly surprising large fluffy head..darker than expected almost murky orange color..nose is mostly grassy with some pale malt and a touch of nz Sauvignon...little carbonation evident..things go downhill from here..hard to describe mouthfeel..it just isnt good..odd combination that isnt appealing..the hops are not really in play here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike69neilson (9) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Cause I can ..................................................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6133) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13, Rating #111 of the Month!

Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, with some clean pale malts and some citrus hops
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange-amber with a rather large, pillowy, heavily laced, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is a little bit sweet, a little malty, mildly spicy, and with a bit of earthy hop
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, but a little too much carbonation
Overall Impression: I felt like this was a half decent example of a British-style IPA. (Which, if you let him, jcos can go on a 30 minute rant about how it should be its own style.) Anyway, back from that digression, there are some good components here, but some flaws too, and it obviously doesnt have the in-your-face hops that an American IPA fan would prefer in the style. Still though, it is a solid, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
23rd October 2011
Very hazy amber brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Palate is softish but has a fine prickly carbonation. Creamy malt with a nice touch of caramel. A little raw malt as well. Just a touch of citrus providing some balance before the crisp dry finish. Its fine but an IPA really should have more hop presence!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JAN 4, 2013
Not so great, maybe I expect Great Things from Kiwi IPAs, but this was more of what a watered-down "IPA for the masses" would taste like out here. A bit of hop bitterness but nothing really jumps out at you, a bit of citrus and grass but not much, the malt is not "off".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
(330ml bottle) Tuatara mixed 6-pack. Pours a large almond-head atop a deep orange brown body. Nose of orange extract and English malts. Very earthy and smooth with minor hops bitterness hidden. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a clear darker amber with some white head leaving behind a nice lace up the glass. Aromas are floral and earthy, grassy, caramel and toasty which are all quite light on the nose. Flavours consist of grassy/earthy, bitterness is mild but for an English more medium, caramel, toast, toffee, and bready. Decently balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1634) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit and berries. Smooth mouthfeel the flavour is well balanced with caramel and fruit. Medium bodied with good bitterness. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (1100) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2012
Not much of an aroma, not much of an appearance - just the translucent copper of an ordinary bitter. Hopheads will call this a "bitter", but when the taste hits our buds, it is actually a rather pleasant IPA. Surely it is bitter with hops, the floral and fruity flavours of grapes and grapefruit meandering over the sweet maltiness. There are also biscuits in there and an allspice feel. Medium-bodied and not too oily, the finish is bitter - nicer and more stimulating than an ESB. Not bad.

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