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Tui East India Pale Ale - Tui Brewery

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Tui East India Pale AleTui East India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 21.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-25-2002)
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2.05/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a very good beer. Much too sweet and lagery( bottle says its a pale ale). Actually this beer is brewed with a lager yeast and I hear it has browb sugar colouring to make it look like an ale

Not much real flavour. It really is a pretty poor beer. A lot of New Zealand beer is like this unfortunately. Better than Budweiser and all of those American lighter coloured adjunct beers that are made with corn and rice. This beer is one for to get if your tight on money and you have a BBQ to attend

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

745ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/3/14 from notes

A clear copper with a short lived finger of foam fed by many little streams of bubbles leaving two rings of lace

S faint citrus, lots of bready malt and caramel, doesn't smell like an IPA

T brown sugar, cotton candy, lacking hops, some leafy, herbal hops but not really a whole lot going on, some orange creamsicle as it warms

M light bodied but the bubbles give it some life, lots of malt on the finish

O drinkable but very boring and tame for an "IPA" quenched my thirst but that was about it

More of an IPA the Alaxander Keiths but that's not saying much, one and done

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3.36/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Tui East India Pale Ale in a 330ml bottle purchased and consumed in NZ; BB dated July 2014; 4.0% ABV

Excellent clarity in this deep amber ale.

Both flavor and aroma are rather light, especially the aroma. This is no IPA; not even a pale ale in terms of hops. More like a tasty and well-balanced, but light amber beer.

Feel: Light+ body with medium carbonation. Smooth and soft. Clean finish.

O: fine as a low cost, highly drinkable beer, but way more like an amber than an IPA.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear dark amber color with a small creamy head that fades to minimal lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness and bit of fruit.

T: Taste of caramel sweetness with some fruit and spice in the background. Very mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish.

F: Moderate body and smooth feel.

O: A decent non-offensive beer that doesn’t seem to fit the style of an IPA.

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2.05/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a red-tinged dark amber, with big carbonation bubbles all around. Negligible head, just a bit of fizz that settles to nought. Intriguing colour but totally meh otherwise.

Smells quite metallic, with a sharp astringent malt-liquor note. Slightly caramelised but it's a bit sickly mediciney sweet, maybe overattenuated or just some simpler sugars added before fermentation, so it's sharp without having malt substance behind it. Not a great complexity to it. Bit unpleasant.

Taste is similar. Metallic and malt-liquory upfront in spite of low ABV. Sweet but boozey upfront with a big overload of malt, slightly cardboardy. Yeasty on back. Yeah overattenuated, there's quite a malty flavour but it goes nowhere and ends up yeasty. Could use loads more of everything. Like flavour, for instance.

Not a bad mouthfeel at first; full upfront, coats the mouth. Ultimately very empty though. I say not bad, I think I mean not 'as bad' as the rest of the experience.

There is a distinct benefit to this beer, which is its use in marketing other beers, because after drinking this you feel like drinking another, better beer to improve your mood, but you also feel like getting drunk so you will have more than one. Aside from that, this drinking experience is as empty as life itself.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a medium brown 375ml bottle into a heavy clear water glass with straight edges which for future reference I'll call my Ikea glass. Bottle art is nice, I love the bird. Nice amber look, white 1" head that quickly dissipates to half that.

Smell - not bad, not great for an IPA.

Taste - as above. Non-memorable, but still better than a lager.

Mouth - nice. Everything I expect from an IPA. Creamy goodness.

Overall - meh. See "taste" above. I would choose a Boddingtons or even a Newcastle brown over this.

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Tui East India Pale Ale from Tui Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.