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


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   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. . . .Itís alright, drinkable no doubt, but I donít see the point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3139) - 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 (4143) - 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 (822) - 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. Iím 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Single at the LCBO with a neck label written, Silver Australian International Beer Awards 2010. Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a bubbly head that disappears quickly, but has a little lacing, here and there. The nose seems off-balanced, with some light hops at first which are good, but then, this big cereal puff comes up, and seems all over. A mix of caramel malts with dark fruits and other aromas that donít blend very well. The taste is pretty much the same. Maybe a got a bad bottle, but I am not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
A malt heavy pale ale along the English style more than American. Finishes malty sour. Not a great deal going on here. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Copper-amber colour with a thin cap of slightly off-white head. Somewhat muted but appealing aroma of caramel malt and citrus-inflected hops. Medium bodied with good level of carbonation. Flavour is a bit more robust than the aroma suggests, with the same caramel malt/citrus hops balance. Tasty and quite sessionable, but I suspect that the hops would pop more if the bottle was fresher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (1049) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
I poured it harder than a mofo & I couldnít get a cap on this pour. Youíd get more head pouring a soda. Odd. Underwhelming aroma & ginger-ale look makes me wary. Do I have a spoiled bottle here? Nothing special nor offensive here. Wonít be buying a second bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Gushes a little but upon first opening. Has a touch of papery aroma initially. Very pale golden pour. Thin white head. The aroma is very muted. Soft citrus and a touch of very light malt. Papery with a little bit of chemically bitterness. I donít think any of these hoppy Renaissance beers have held up very well and there are some slight QC issues that donít help either (Iíve had gushing on three of the Renaissance beers Iíve had). Oxidation is pretty significant and thereís really nothing left here to hang on to. Very thin-bodied.

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