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Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7459) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick beige head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty rye malt flavor with a smooth bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bomber from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours very dark brn/blk with a creamy beige head. Warm aroma of rye, dark malt and a little fruit hop. Med + body. Flavor is very rye with smooth burnt malt and some fruit hop. Very smooth ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
500ml bottle, pours black with an off white creamy head, Chocolate, coffee malt, roasty with zingy citrus running through. Full bodied with a lovely creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and moderate bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5474) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Black pour with a solid frothy beige head. Nice lacing. Coffee, herbal and quite mild hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Coffee, roasted, mild fruity, mild pine and mild grapefruit hoppy flavor. Nice ale. But not to much BIPA stuff.
[Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall at Borough Market in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (420) - - MAR 8, 2015
Plenty of coffee, chocolate and dried fruit in the flavour. Moderately hoppy and bitter but less so than many black IPAs. Overall very enjoyable though. Would certainly have more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pitch black pour with a big creamy light tan head, aroma has chocolate and a hint off coffee, only the slightest of piney hop action but some delightful creamy chocolate, some coffee, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle bought from Hop Burns and Black; shared with Steve from Beer O’Clock Show and Clayton @ Chelmsford Ale House; 3rd January 2015. Opaque with a white head. Aroma is burnt notes asphalt, cigars. Some moderate hoppy notes. Taste is beachwood smoke, cherry fruits, cigars and tar. Not really infected but definitely oxidised. If only the taste lived up to the utterly fantastic aroma. Big let-down on the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Almost black, not much head. Fruity cola aroma. Chocolate coffee & prune flavour. Smooth with slightly spicy sweet aftertaste. Not hoppy and bitter enough fo an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This was pretty good I thought. The rye gives it a nice subtle spiciness which adds a little something extra to it. Fairly piney and grass driven with a fair bit of carbonation but works quite well. Nice citric zest throughout gives it some fruit sweetness. I like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (425) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Smell of hops and raisins. Pours black with creamy white head. Taste is sweet with some slight bitterness and some grassines and hops. A bit too full in body but decent enough. Overall an okay beer which is pleasant for a black IPA. Although a bit too porter-like.

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