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Tui East India Pale Ale - Tui Brewery

Tui East India Pale AleTui East India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 18.31%

Brewed by:
Tui Brewery visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-25-2002)
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Reviews by PolarBear3:
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1.8/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Clear amber tea colour with one finger off white head that dissipates quickly to a thin film. Miinmal lacing on glass.

S - Very disappointing smell. A little yeasty, sweet with caramel malt. Not much to it really.

T - Sweet with that caramel malt coming through, apple with a tad of citrus. A little bitter on the finish but very little if any hops for a Pale Ale and very bland.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation

O - Very ordinary that is not even close to Pale Ale. The hops seem to be pretty much non-existent and I struggled to come to terms with the rather bland taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 08:59:25 | More by PolarBear3
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-12-2014 18:32:05 | More by tazzman
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Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:55:11 | More by wordemupg
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

03-10-2014 02:25:10 | More by XsoldoutX
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

02-20-2014 18:23:17 | More by Bobhoya
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South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 03:02:44 | More by chinchill
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

01-04-2014 17:51:44 | More by SoPeL
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Hong Kong

2/5  rDev -29.6%

10-23-2013 13:52:41 | More by Noodleboyg
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +5.6%

09-12-2013 02:17:30 | More by Agentveba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

08-20-2013 03:18:14 | More by philmen
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2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 00:04:37 | More by soju6
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

05-25-2013 15:35:54 | More by magpieken
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2.05/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 00:22:38 | More by laituegonflable
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Hong Kong

3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 12:53:19 | More by tonton
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

03-03-2013 00:04:59 | More by JennBushey
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-29-2012 20:05:41 | More by sloelco
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

10-10-2012 06:29:58 | More by Julian4077
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3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: brown 330mL bottle, reasonable label for a macro.

Appearance: slightly cloudy yellow with a decent finger-and-a-half head.

Aroma: malt overtones over standard lager smells with a light yet almost pungent caramel backing.

Taste: reasonably sweet - definite caramel malts, but kind of awkward with that pungence.

Aftertaste: sickly sweet remains, but not much else.

Mouth feel: fairly light body with low- to- medium carbonation.

Overall: an alright beer, a little bit unsubtle - tastes like a lager with caramel lumped on top for good measure. Odd.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:49:48 | More by SmashPants
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3.75/5  rDev +32%

05-14-2012 16:02:32 | More by Jon_parrett
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-17-2012 05:08:23 | More by Chou
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Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from the local supermarket.

A - Bright. Copper, mild carbonation. film of white head. No lace, film retention.

S - Toffee and tropical and earthy hop. More malty than anything else.

T - Some tasty malt, a little earthy hop and some Kiwi hop flavour. Mild.

M - Medium carbonation and a light to medium body with a toffee/hop finish.

O/D - Not as terrible as expected, yet not anything close to what I would look for in an IPA. It wasn't offensive or flavourless, just not overly interesting. Alright though.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 13:58:59 | More by tbeckett
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an amber colour with a white head and no lacing.

Smells ok, weak hops and malts.

Tastes very well balanced, no strong flavours though, yet no blandness or horrible tastes either.

Overalla good beer no complaints/

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 18:52:25 | More by CwrwAmByth
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2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear amber under a thin head with minimal retention and light traces of lace.

S - Very subtle hop aroma, green apple.

T - Sweet and clean but pretty uninspiring. Very mild.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O - Easy drinking and inoffensive but essentially just bland.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 02:38:57 | More by dansmcd
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

01-31-2012 15:09:04 | More by dmorgan310
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4/5  rDev +40.8%

01-22-2012 12:49:57 | More by Ngati30
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Tui East India Pale Ale from Tui Brewery
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