Tuatara Kapai Pale Ale

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Pale Ale
New Zealand
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Serving Temp
4 to 7°C
New Zealand
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We love the bottles from Tuatara, the texture feels like you’ve captured a dinosaur! The story here is that they lost a supply of US hops when they went up in smoke, so they decided to go full Kiwi on the recipe. The result? A hazy orange pour bursting with ripe hops. Plenty of citrus notes and a little resin gives a slightly oily mouthfeel. A moderate bitterness makes for a long lasting finish. This one is to be enjoyed with a Jurassic Park marathon while you practice your best Goldblum impression. This beer is living proof that ‘life… finds a way’!


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Kap... oh.
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I found it hard to love this as much as RateBeer's 91 hyped it up. Mine poured crystal clear, not the "hazy orange" of the notes, so maybe they've changed the recipe? It was a perfectly OK (well better than OK if I'm honest), hoppy pale ale but all a tad one dimensional. There's a hint of marmalade, but this isn't a NZ ESB I'm afraid - the hops take stage front and centre. Good, but not exceptional, to my taste. Bottle is the best thing about it, and will be replacing Orval in bringing hydration to my potplants if I can soak the label off.
Kapai? Kapow...!!
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All the citrus and tropical notes you'd expect from an APA...but dome with trad NZ hops. Blooming ace...
Do you like Hops?
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Nice hoppy & bitter mouthfeel. Excellent New Zealand style pale!
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