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


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (5236) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2012
Aroma is malty and sweet, scarcely hoppy, not much like an IPA. It pours a clear, dark golden amber with a respectable, if not too persistent, pale cream head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is fairly hoppy, but as much malty as hoppy, with a fruity undertone of pear and orange. Smooth texture has average body and fizz, and leaves a malty, slightly fruity, slightly hop bitter finish. Average, but still acceptable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3892) - 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 (1051) - 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 (490) - 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 (1051) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (8291) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (951) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Yellow coloured with a white head. Some wet wood on the nose. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18731) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Timo. Clear pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine aroma, grassy, citrus, floral, biscuit notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, biscuits, hay floral notes. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1734) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
A nice aroma of resin and hops with a hint of hops. Pours a clear Amber color with a well laced white head. Tastes of resin, hops and fruit, dry feel medium body with a lasting hop finish.

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