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Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA

Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA
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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
500ml botttle at Stu’s. Pours black, thin tan head. Strong pine aromas, some tropical fruit. Light roast on the taste, but dominated by hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, piney tropical fruit on nose, light roast, dry and bitter, roasted malts, juicy fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1052) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Black-brown colour, foamy tan head and aroma of fruity hops and roast malt. Taste is sweetish roast malt & chocolate with fruity hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, in a tasting glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy brown with a small khaki head. Notes of toasted and roasted malts, rye, earth, lighter coffee roast, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, toasty mouthfeel. Another nice Renaissance beer. I like these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
Tap sample. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a translucent dark hazelnut brown with off-white lacing. Smells spicy with notes of dark malt, roast, and piney hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust. Average on the palate. Not bad, but smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle - black with thick beige head. Aroma of pine and dark fruit. Taste is nicely bitter, chocolate, brown sugar. Medium bodied, quite carbonated. A bit porter ish for a BIPA, but very good regardless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle @ His Great Return Tasting. Cheers to Kenny for the pour! Deep brown with a tight tan head. Orange blossom, herbal grass. Some brown sugar. Dark roasted chocolate flavors. Moderate bitterness. Raisin cake. A bit syrupy. Medium body, soft carbonation. An OK CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mostly hazy brown color. Thin khaki head, leaves good, thicker lace. Awesome, big coffee aroma up front. Wasn’t really expecting that, but I like it. Good dark chocolate. Nice earthy hop, some bigger rye malt spicy tingly taste, too. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Smooth lighter kind of soft carbonation, lightly slick. Good chewiness to it. Big flavor for the lower ABV. Almost more stout-like than black IPA, but I enjoyed this nonetheless. Love the long coffee aftertaste, kind of like a turkish type coffee. Plays with the rye in an interesting way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Kenny, at the night of the Jackl 06/03/14. Light black with a good sized tan covering. Nose is jammy berry fruit, root beer conotations, sweet pangs, tropicana, cocoa powder. Taste comprises roasty tones, jammy berries, pine bite, dank hop undertones, tropicana. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter tropicals in the close. Solid CDA.

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