Tuatara Tomahawk American Pale Ale
Welcome to the U.S. of Ale, brewed right here in little ole’ NZ. This larger-than-life beer uses big-tasting American hops, including the aptly named Tomahawk, to create a citrus orange flavour explosion. Boom! With more notes than the Star-Spangled Banner, the full-on taste of Tomahawk is bigger than Texas.
Brewer: Tuatara Brewing Company (New Zealand) – Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.6% – IBU: 50
APPEARANCE – 4/5
FLAVOUR – 12/15
FINISH – 7/10
OVERALL – 39/50
Made in Paraparaumu, New Zealand the beers comes in a really impressive bottle, when I bought it I hoped it wasn’t a cover for bad beer. I’m glad that wasn’t the case, I don’t want to be cat fished by a beer.
Tuatara Tomahawk American Pale Ale has a clear deep amber hue, it poured a massive head, a good three fingers. The head was frothy white head that stands with pretty good retention before sinking to some eternal foamy film on the surface and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.
The aromas hit you hard just by opening the opening the bottle, layered floral notes, strong citrus, some spice, and pine from hop while malt provides notes of biscuit and caramel.
Medium to big bodied with a strong hoppy flavour and finish. Led by fruity citrus hop in the taste, malt discloses its biscuit and sweet caramel thereafter. Nice level of bitterness with woody resin hop bitter palate.
Very well balance APA with a semi-dry finish. The flavor of candied orange, citrus and pine are presented nicely, making this a satisfying APA if you’re after that biscuit and sweet caramel taste.