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Tuatara KAPAI
Tuatara Brewing Co.

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Tuatara Brewing Co.
New Zealand
American Pale Ale
3.9 | pDev: 9.74%
Nov 27, 2019
Apr 30, 2012
Formerly Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)
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Reviewed by shiu-chan from Singapore

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden amber, copper tone, one inch head, good lacing.

Tropical fruits like pineapple, light jammy character almost like citrus marmalade.

Medium yet fresh throughout the mouth, well-balanced.
Nov 27, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

May 30, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by gefinley from California

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic

Dec 05, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Beergery from Singapore

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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!
Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
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.
Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by SamStockslager from Illinois

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by mattflippin from Tennessee

Jan 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev +1%
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.
Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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.
Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by marcrech from Brazil

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by siosu from Sweden

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by ntanp91 from Thailand

May 18, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

Feb 18, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Tdenham from England

Jan 09, 2016
Tuatara KAPAI from Tuatara Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 57 ratings