Tuatara APA
Tuatara Brewing Co.

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Tuatara Brewing Co.
New Zealand
American Pale Ale
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Nov 27, 2019
Dec 04, 2010
Very Good
Tuatara APATuatara APA
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Reviewed by shiu-chan from Singapore

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Amber, light cloudiness, one inch head, medium to large bubbles, persistent, good lacing.

Mango, resiny pine caramel nose.

Fresh bitterness, dry finishing with soft touch of citrus and pine.
Nov 27, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by tottel from Netherlands

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by Momon from Philippines

May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Mildly hazed golden orange color with thick white frothy head that stays with good retention, it gradually dissipates to everlasting bubble sheet atop and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Hop forwards in the aroma with inviting scents of citrus, lemon, tropical fruit in kind of passion fruit/mango/jackfruit/pineapple, as well as berry, pine, and resin while malt with its sweet, bread, and caramel.

The taste is crisp and well-rounded with fruity hop in the lead. I can get all the fruit characters that reflect in a nose as well as piney resin. Malt lays as a firm base with its bread, some sweet, and caramel to progressively drive hop forwards. Finish is pleasant with a strong presence of dry hop bitterness.

The body is medium with good crispness and lively carbonation. The feeling is refreshing with soft effervescence and smooth mouthfeel, very dry finish.

It won’t go wrong as usual when it comes to Tuatara. As well as this tasty APA, good brew without any doubt.
Jan 08, 2017
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Rated by gracient from Australia

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Solid, hoppy APA. Slightly too malt to finish, otherwise would be my top APA.
Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by ntanp91 from Thailand

May 21, 2016
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bright vibrant yellow body with impressive huge white foaming head that sticks
Aroma of pineapple with a hint of raspberry
Nice shortbread like malt
Then pineapple then pitch perfect bitter finish
Good mf and carb
Great antipodean pale ale
May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper gold with a few bubbles, topped with 5 fingers of yellow ocher tinged fluffy head.

Fruity bouquet of scents, pineapple, pine, durian, jackfruit. Roses and orchids.

Jackfruit, pineapple, orange rind and grapefruit. Garlic, light sweetness, light bitterness.

Light body, moderately low carbonation.

Beautifully well rounded beer. Very delightful, and worth a go. Drank April 25th, 2016 in Chiang Mai.
Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Huffaroma from Montana

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
In bottle from a local wine shop in St Helier, Jersey. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aromas of fruit and floral hops. Tastes is of citrus, grapefruit & dry hops with malty sweetness. Overall a very decent APA
Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Waggman from Sweden

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by AxlSkull from France

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Whiteweasel from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(Quick Review):
Drank from on tap in a pint glass at Inchbar, Dunedin. Served quite cold, so it took a while for the taste/smell to come through. Clear dark amber with less head than I was expecting. Smelled nice and hoppy though the roastiness seemed to overpower the hops in both the nose and the taste. Smelled nice, roasted malt with a tiny bit of pine. Somewhat harsh bitter flavours abound, and the final product wasn't all that balanced. Nothing was all that clear, as the grain and hops were muddled together. A nice mouthfeel, smooth and with a crisp aftertaste. It's not bad, worth having again, but only at a warmer temp to let the hops come out more.
Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy apricot coloured body. Patchy white head. Solid lacing. Fresh tropical fruity hops on the nose. Succulent taste of citrus, orange and lemon. Mild malty sweetness beneath. Fresh fruity ending, smoothly bitterness.
Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by JackieKu from Taiwan

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 3.16 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by life_of_agony from Australia

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

May 07, 2015
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy, dark-gold colour with a foamy, creamy head.

Aromas of sweet honey with slightly spicy hops.

Tasted almost like a sweet honey-mead throughout with hints of bitter, spicy hops at the finish. Medium-bodied, but still refreshing.

Would I buy it again? Yes.
Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by benjaminkhlaw from Hong Kong

Apr 17, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by ddaedalus from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Feb 22, 2015
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Reviewed by SmashPants from Australia

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Format: a solid brown 500mL bottles embossed with the scales and ridges of a reptile of some sort - crocodile? An average macro-looking label.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass - a hazy light amber-yellow in colour with a finger of off-white head that hangs about for quite a time. drops to a creamy half-finger.

Aroma: this is a great smelling pale ale - definitely comes across more as an AIPA than an APA. Plenty of citrus and pine as usual, with some tropical fruits and biscuit malts. A promise of things to come?

Taste: the palate adopts most of the flavours evident on the nose, however with a definite diminishing of strength. It still comes across more as an IPA rather than a Pale Ale, but a bit wishy-washy.

Aftertaste: all of the flavours linger in the mouth, with a touch of bitterness. The bitterness does have some flavour, but only some.

Mouth feel: a light- to-moderate feel with a moderate carbonation that fails to provided a decent body. It comes across as a bit flat, which doesn't bring the flavours through properly. A pity, really.

Overall: this could have been a really nice India Pale Ale, if it had more oomph from the body, I know it is meant to be an APA, but the flavours and aroma are much more akin to an AIPA. The flavours are about right, but the body is far too flat and flaccid. Add a price of AU$9 per 500mL bottle - or an estimated AU$105 equivalent for 24 x 330mL, and this one ain't worth it.
Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 2.87 by Tinkvasi

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by chogm54 from Australia

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by Poupae from Thailand

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Noodleboyg from Hong Kong

Feb 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by theranchstar from Georgia

Feb 10, 2014
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Rated by heygeebee from Australia

3.25/5  rDev -16%
Personal notes - solid APA but hop balance not to this palate's liking.
Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Rwalford74 from Australia

Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Cheld from Maine

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by jgammoniv from Maine

Aug 10, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by adityashekhar from India

Jun 16, 2013
Tuatara APA from Tuatara Brewing Co.
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