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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2010
500ml bottle. Tangy bitter aroma with grassy notes floating over a bit of stonefruit. Lovely golden ale colour, smooth long lasting head. Bitterness on the taste is nicely rolled along by a smooth sweet tone; fading to a lip-smacking citrusy hop aftertaste. Bitterness is very moreish, but not too rough to prevent you enjoying the next taste or the food on your plate. Medium bodied with a slightly slick texture, lively flavours fizzing around your palate. Perhaps my favourite summer-afternoon-on-the-deck sup.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours with an average sized foamy white head over a golden straw body. Citrus-ginger-pine resin aroma and taste of passionfruit and citrus. Warms the mouth and finishes with a moderate lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2009
Resinous, earthy NZ hop aroma. Light copper golden colour. Similar flavour, clean and crisp hop with a sligh malt sweernes to balance it out. Reasonably xmooth in the mouth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2009
a bit run of the mill APA, nothing really exciting, maybe bottle freshness was in question...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
Good head misty gold pour real decent carbonation,aroma floral fruit some malt very sharp like mint,flavour strong citrus sharp grapefruit,tangy fizz hop bitter mint and pepper touch,hops are really mourishing to the finish plus the smooth bitter and mellow floral and malt,good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (201) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2009
500ml bottle, batch 0074. Beautiful hop aromas abound and are the most impressive feature of this beer. Passion fruit, pine, resin, citrus, some ginger aromas. Small mostly diminishing creamy head leaving good lacing. Malty flavour is mostly overpowered by strong bitter fruity flavours especially grapefruit. Moderate duration crisp bitter finish. Moderate to thin mouth feel, dry texture.Tingly zesty carbonation goes well with citrus aromas and flavours. Enjoyable but I enjoyed their Elemental Porter much more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2009
Large frothy white head on a hazy orange body. Passionfruit was what I smelt first up then some pepper. Taste is citrus and fairly bitter only at first, mellows out, medium body and a touch dusty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber gold with a foamy off-white head that retains beautifully and decorates the glass with delicate lace. Very fragrant hop aroma of tropical fruit and citrus zest. Flavours of sweet honey-kissed malt and passionfruit, grapefruit, and resin. Finish is crisp and bitter and of medium length. Perfectly balanced, with a medium body in spite of the big flavours-- dangerously quaffable. Fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Creek Pizzeria (opposite the Brewery), Blenheim. Pours golden with a small white head. Malt, fruit and pine dominate the nose. The flavour is malt and heaps of fruit. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2009
Pours a hazy deep gold with a white head. Malty aromas strong with some citrus, probably grapefruit, and a hint of yeast. The flavour is very bitter with peppery hop and roasted malt, which moves through to a watery grapefruit and lemon character. Clean on the palate, with a pepper and burnt malt aftertaste.


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