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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company (DB Breweries)
Style: American Pale Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Back in the day, our US supply of APA went up in smoke, literally. So rather than inciting a riot, we turned to some home grown cones as a temporary fix. The result? The evolution of a new style, an Aotearoa Pale Ale to rival its American counterpart. With citrus flavours and full hop finish, the result was Kapai – which means, it’s all good.

Embracing the 100% kiwiness of our Aotearoa Pale Ale, we have recently renamed this brew as kAPAi, encapsulating the true character of the beer.

Taste: Citrus, grapefruit and herb flavours with a fresh hop finish.
Aroma: Tropical fruits and orange marmalade.
Look: Golden amber to copper.
Hops: Motueka, Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Ale, NZ Light Crystal, NZ Medium Crystal

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3.4
mav63 (9) - - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
Clear orange with a solid white head. Malty aroma with a slight hint of citrus and tropical fruits. There is a floral aroma too. Initial taste is pineapple with floral notes. Bitter finish. Easy to drink APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jfb (6830) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2017
(draught) slightly opalescent golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, sugar icing and white chocolate, with some notes of caramelized malts, treebark and strawberry syrup. flavour is mostly sugar icing and bubble gum, with lots of herbal hops, some brown sugar and caramel in the light-bitter watermelon finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.8
Gurthnar (6244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 2, 2017
Tap at Beer Geek. Classic American style APA. Moderate caramel, yet thin perceived body, moderate bitterness, lots of fruity resiny hoppy goodness. Tasty, refreshing - good, but not great.

3.6
Tide (4496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, resin, mango and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, toast, resin, mango and a bit of grass. Very nice APA.

3.4
biir (1632) - Berlin, - OCT 24, 2017
Tap at Protokoll - copper color, white head. remarkably dark for an apa. very hoppy and round, not too bitter. nice to drink. great.

3.8
kaserov (1023) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2017
Color dorado anaranjado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa y ligeramente chispeante. Fruta tropical suave, cítricos (naranja, sobre todo), ligeros toques de hierba húmeda y grano sutil en nariz. En boca muy cítrica y herbal, con base de grano perceptible. Final cítrico y herbal de ligero amargor que se mantiene mínimamente en regusto y postgusto.

3.6
mice (1065) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2017
Clear, orange golden beer with medium head. Aroma has exotic fruits, citrus and peach and soft sweetness. Taste has citrus, peach, caramel. Only slightly bitter. Very nice!

3.1
adamnase (929) - Kronoby, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola. Pours amber coloured with a thin white head. Aroma has citrus, malts, flowers and caramel. Flavour has citrus, hops and caramel.

3.5
Villyzzz (458) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours light amber with a tiny white head. Aroma has citrus and caramel. Taste has bitter citrus hops and caramel. Pretty nice.

3.6
TET (3230) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2017
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has citrusfruits, also tropical notes of mango, and notes of papaiyas and smoothness. Taste has mangos, citrus, and mix of tropical fruits. The bitterness isn't strong, this is based on more aromatic hops. Medium bodied. Good beer.


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