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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
68
poor

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 21.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-25-2002)
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Reviews by TubaManJack:
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Moderate Brown with average carbonation, it looks average. There is a limited and rapidly disappearing head.

S-Limited malt and hop notes. The notes are muted and you have to hunt.

T- A light ale with the taste of bitters. This is not the Americanized IPA that many of us are use to. Rather a taste that in the US would be called British Bitters. There are hardly any standout malt flavors. However the general neutral tone of everything besides the hops goes together well. The beer is not really that filling and there was a fair amount of carbonation.

D- See above. It has the same characteristics that mimic cheap American Ales. However the price is right and is decent for a session.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2009 02:31:49 | More by TubaManJack
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

1/5  rDev -64.3%

07-10-2014 22:30:09 | More by Larz_73
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

07-09-2014 10:20:32 | More by shjdy
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-05-2014 21:28:54 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

1.25/5  rDev -55.4%

07-05-2014 17:35:36 | More by bearbreak
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.1%

06-04-2014 06:11:34 | More by soulcougher
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-31-2014 21:32:43 | More by endless1408
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AleLover2010

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2.05/5  rDev -26.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 10:14:15 | More by AleLover2010
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tazzman

Florida

3/5  rDev +7.1%

04-12-2014 18:32:05 | More by tazzman
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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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XsoldoutX

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.1%

03-10-2014 02:25:10 | More by XsoldoutX
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Bobhoya

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev +20%
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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SoPeL

Poland

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Hong Kong

2/5  rDev -28.6%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +7.1%

09-12-2013 02:17:30 | More by Agentveba
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-20-2013 03:18:14 | More by philmen
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soju6

Missouri

2.86/5  rDev +2.1%
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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magpieken

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2013 15:35:54 | More by magpieken
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.05/5  rDev -26.8%
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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tonton

Hong Kong

3.48/5  rDev +24.3%
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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JennBushey


2/5  rDev -28.6%

03-03-2013 00:04:59 | More by JennBushey
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sloelco

California

3/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2012 20:05:41 | More by sloelco
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Julian4077

Australia

2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

10-10-2012 06:29:58 | More by Julian4077
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SmashPants

Australia

3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Tui East India Pale Ale from Tui Brewery
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