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Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA

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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (754) - 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 (3470) - 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 (3322) - 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 (322) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is quite earthy with nice hints of pine, citrus and cocoa. Taste is quite resinous with juicy citrus hops and generous hints of dry cocoa coming through. Pretty well balanced and extremely drinkable. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
500mL bottle into a spig IPA glass. Pours a cola brown with a dence mocha head and an amazing chocolate/fruity aroma. The nice earthy chocolate seems to dominate the flavour with some stone fruit/ tropical fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (396) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours Samuel L Jackson with a short, khaki head. Aroma of leather, cocoa, citrus, pine and earthy spices. Drops off a lot in the mid palate, maltier flavours kicking on like cocoa and tobacco. Nice rich, bitter finish picks it back up again, resin and pine lingering. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours black with a purple tinge when held to the light. Finger width head which has strong retention. Aroma is strong pine with subtle coffee, mango and grass. Bitterness upfront which mellows and driven by pine and a malt sweetness. This carries through with a strong favour of roasted coffee beans. This is an absolutely cracking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of piny and grapefruit-like hops alongside some roast, spicy rye, passionfruit and peach. Similarly fruity flavours, more passion fruit and gentle roast. Not as much rye though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted and toasted malts, fruity hops. Taste is moderate dry hoppy, liquorice and smooth resiny hops, lingering liquorice. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, good BIPA.

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