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Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (2009)


Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing
Blenheim, New Zealand
Style: Imperial/Double IPA | Ratings: 35 | Alcohol: 8.5%
*M.P.A.~Marlborough Pale Ale~ is built to showcase Rakau, a new Hop variety developed in New Zealand. Starting with Canterbury grown Pale Ale Malt, we add Rakau Hops ~ heaps ~ and then we do it again and again throughout the brewing process. We even add hops to the fermentor. The result? Well...one sip of M.P.A. and you will know Rakau!. M.P.A. pairs well with curries and other strong spicy foods or mature cheese.

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