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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4243) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
500ml bottle. Wow. Big creamy head atop a dense golden body with large bubbles making up and settling quickly. Bursting with big juicy hop aroma that are floral, piney and oh so good. Flavour is robust with a citrus aftertaste and tangy fruitiness that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 A pretty decent APA by way of Kiwi hops, which seem to have a rough round the edges quality - more so than your ’3 cs’. Nose was pineapple and pine through a garden shed and the mouth was similar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Lovely honey-gold hue. Aroma of lychee, mushroom, lemon rind, earthy hop. Forthcoming aroma. Thin body with light carbonation. Nice lemony-dry flavors with floral accents and a crisp hop bitterness in the finish. Decent session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
Golden - a little bit dull. Thin head. The aroma is a little bit medicinal and a tiny bit citrusy. A light bit of bitterness. This has a hint of herbal hop. Fairly dry, crisp and slightly lemony finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 8, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: good slightly grassy hoppy smell. Appearance: Medium golden brown colour and clear, frothy, thin head and fine lacing. Taste: hint of sourness, hoppy bitterness is distinctive. Palate: medium to full body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, and short bitter finish. Overall: Very hoppy, fills the mouth. Aftertaste is pleasantly yeasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a huge rocky white head. Some lacing as this falls away. Nice aromas of US style hope with heaps of citrus and pine needles. A little bready yeast also. Whilst subtle aromas are quite nice. Flavours are a little harsh to my taste. Heaps of passionfruit and citrus from the hops and not much else. Really lacks something to balance the hops in my opinion. Mouthfeel is quite watery. Finish is very bitter and harsh.

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...


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