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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
53 Ratings
Tuatara KAPAITuatara KAPAI
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tuatara Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
tuatarabrewing.co.nz

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)

Added by CrazyDavros on 04-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,201
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Epiktetos
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beergery
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Old beer in a new bottle! Poured from it distinctive 330 ml bottle into a tulip glass, it appears a clear orange gold shade, topped with thick white froth, which did not retain well, but left thick lacing on the glass. The aromas are exceptionally fruity, in a tropical way - mango, pineapple, grapefruit in the mix, with some floral and pine. Taste is lightly sweet, then fading to light bitter, through to the longish finish. Nice level of carbonation, not too biting, but complements the medium bodied brew well. The aroma and taste is a nice variation on the pale ale, showcasing what the NZ hops can do!

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a calm cooper color with a large head.

Smells of exotic fruit, pine, resin, grass, and some kiwi.

Taste is full of bitter breadiness. Quite a bit of resin, some pine, caramel. There are some sweet undertones, but the bitterness and spiciness dominates. A lot of hops as well. Feels more like an IPA than APA.

Solid beer, but not really my type. Nice bottle though.

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Photo of SamStockslager
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtbdonn
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattflippin
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A fairly hazy amber-orange color with a frothy and modest light-tan head. Good lacing in the glass. Caramel malt on the nose with faint orange and citrus (not sure of the age here). The first sip brought dry, bready malt with a bit of caramel but not too sweet. A nice gradual bitterness with earthy and orange notes . Medium-bodied.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Bright golden copper in color with a clear texture, the pour yields massive silky white head that stands with very good retention before slowly subsiding to thin everlasting foamy layer atop along with several lacing patch and spot along the way down.

Citrus, grapefruit, orange candy, pine, spice, resin, and slight earthy, all of these aromas are derived from the hops while malt is in the back end with notes of bread and caramel.

Kick off with sweetness and breadiness from bread and caramel malt, hop thereafter overcomes with a solid taste of citrus and grapefruit while pine, spice, and some earthiness are slightly hidden in the second layer. Bitterness is at the almost end with a resiny touch that also a bit lingers in the aftertaste.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation generated some crisp and refreshing feel through the palate, very dry finish that will quickly lead to next sip.

Good pale ale indeed with good hop and malt quality which surprisingly came from 100% local ingredient, so this one is good “NZ” pale ale.

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Photo of marcrech
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of siosu
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ntanp91
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdagnew
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keitho
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this 500ml bottle poured a fine hazy orange gold with a hoppy citrus fruit aroma & a long-lasting head taste is likewise very fruity hoppy bitter with quite a dry finish

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Photo of JackieKu
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hiwattowner
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing, crisp beer. Great aroma with Kiwi hops coming through. A pale ale I would look forward to drinking.

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Photo of rawfish
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Copper with a light haze, a moderate amount of medium sized bubbles. A finger of off white head fades to a foam quickly.


S: Citrus pine and grapefruit, spicy and hot, caramel and orange candy all in one.


T: Mozzarella cheese melt with hot sauce meets orange marmalade. A hot, almost garlic like heat with some umami dankness and resinous pine cone. A light orange taste and bitterness.


M: Medium resinous body leaving a resinous coating on the tongue, lots of fine heated foamy carbonation.


O: Full of resin, it displays the style of hops very well. Awesome bottle style. Got in Chiang Mai, drank in Kunming Jan 27th 2015.

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Tuatara KAPAI from Tuatara Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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