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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours unclear golden orange with a bubbly off-white cap, some retention and lacing. spicy and toasted malts, pine, earth/dirt, fruitiness - apricots, light vinous notes, bit of nuts and caramel. average carbonation, light body, relatively short piney-citrusy-herbal finish. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a hazy dark golden colour with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is hops and malts. Taste is same. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a light hazy golden color ale with a medium to large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light bitter hops with timid citrus notes. Taste is also dominated by timid citrus hoppy notes with a dry and bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not bad but somewhat disappointed as I was hoping for a hop bomb based on the commercial deScription but the Cascade hops were hard to notice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-21. Crisp orange body small foamy off white head fades. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, mild mineral touches and mild citrus notes. Flavour is pleasant with a mild bitterness throughout, mild hoppy citrus. Touches of lemon throughout. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation despite foaming up at first. Not as assertively hoppy as I would like, but surprisingly tasty and very quaffable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (426) - Yukon, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Grapefruit and summer fruits with delicate whisp of malt to the nose. Clear orange-amber body with thick frothy beige head and lasting retention. Malt flavour is somewhat weak but slight bittersweetness from the hops make up for it. Finish is a little bland and aftertaste is short. Even, if not a little uninspiring palate. definitely quaffable but ordinary pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours nice gold with a thin fizzy cap. Aroma is malty, toffee and biscuits, with a very light hint hoppy of tropical fruit. The flavour mainly just biscuits to start, and tropical fruits and citrus to finish, the middle feels empty. . . .It’s alright, drinkable no doubt, but I don’t see the point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours hazy dark golden with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is earthyhops and bready malts. Taste is again earthy hop bitterness with bready malts, very subdued.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
very earthy hops, hay, and cereals. medium bitterness, some light roasted nuts. underwhelming, a tad boring. very earthy hops, expected more of a citrus notes, just got some slight pine, and alot of earthy malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Smells like honey, slight fruity hops and caramel. Not super fresh but aroma subdued all the same. Slightly hazy yellow/copper color. Mainly carmel upfront, some resiny hoppiness in the middle and a caramel finish. Very watery and minimal carbonation. Not too impressed with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Slightly hazy copper/gold, not much head to speak of, nor much aroma, caramel, citrus/grass, seemed a bit lifeless. I’m wondering, like other recent raters, whether there was a dodgy batch (mine was 285 batch best before Nov 13 on the label on the base). Quite ok, but expected more.

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