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

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RATINGS: 291   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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3.7
LazyPyro (1927) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2018
330ml bottle. Crystal clear amber colour with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, light citrus fruits. Taste is fruity and malts, grapefruit, pithy citrus, resin, mild spice, bitter finish. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation. Good.

3.3
jrh2254 (210) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2018
From a beer hawk mystery case. Pours golden orange. Bottle was 11 months out of date but still tasted ok but aroma had gone. Nice and hoppy with tea and lemon overtones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Lowenbrau (4856) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2018
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-01-2018.
BBD: 01-05-2018.
In short: malty bitter ale.
Did I enjoy it: yes.
Pours little hazy golden with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Malty, herbal nose. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste follows the nose, moderate bitter finish, still malt body noticeable, dry aftertaste. Ok.

4.1
Tezminator (314) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2018
Nice lasting head. Aroma of tropical fruit and mild caramel with little green hops and pine resin. Taste is grapefruit, citrus and caramel. Some herbs. Light and well balanced. Nice mouthfeel. An absolutely cracking APA!

3.4
tlind2 (1839) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2018
Draught. Golden color, frothy white head. Aromatic hops in the aroma and flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation. Drinkable apa, nice.

3.6
melush (5049) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2018
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Hazy amber colour with a medium size white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, fruits, malt. Taste is hops, citrus, peach, resin, malt, sweet. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
Stew41 (2139) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 11, 2018
Clean. straight forward, very well crafted. Buzzy pepper and light green fruit hops late. Good length despite the flight flavours. Just noticed the bottle was 6 months old and this might contribute to the modest flavours (not a big deal however). Repeat(able).

3.6
fombe89 (4350) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 23/12/2017 BBD:01/05/18
Color amarillo corona de espuma blanca, aromas citricos, sabores frutales con notas herbales y citricas cuerpo medio.

3.5
Oscbert (1349) - Lincoln, California, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Strong resinous piney and apricot hop aroma with bready malt. Pours a murky orange color with small creamy off white head. Strong hoppy flavor of pine, apricot, and something else that I can’t name, bready malt. Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering hop flavor. Enjoyable pale ale. Unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
kustie (1394) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has citrus, malt, tropical fruits. Taste is fruity with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, malt, grass, mango.


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