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


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
500mL liblcko bottle. Clear copperish yellow. Aroma is nice but too faint, with some decent hops that don’t seem particularly North American and a modest malt backbone. Flavour is the same story with some decent hop flavour upfront and minuscule bitterness. The malt body stands out more which is confusing as it’s really weak. Finish has some okay lingering hop notes that are of the citrus variety. Overall and enjoyable beer just jesus-fucking-christ-on-a-chicken-basket is this stuff over-priced. I will not be purchasing any more of the beers from this release owing to how fucking stupidly expensive they are for what you get. Someone needs to pull their head out of their ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10793) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Nicely drinking hoppy ale. A little orange, but not bold taste. Lightly orange body. Slightly less than middling mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: citrusy zesty freshness, sweet caramel malt as backing.7+
Look: hazed gold with hint of amber. Lighter off white top.
Taste and palate: medium lighter bodied with thinner sides. Straight sweet caramel base with lower carbonation. Straight zesty lemony hop profile. Well put together but so simplistic. Renaissance made wonders with other brew with its given another dimensions... this one in comparison is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3234) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a modestly cloudy golden orange with thin white cap. Aroma has herbal/floral hops and sweetish fruitiness. Flavour has fruity, caramelly malt and moderate herbal/floral hoppiness. Very gentle bitterness in finish. Not unpleasant, but a bit of a let down comapred to the other Renaissance beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
500ml bottle - a hard pour puts a hazy burnished gold ale in the glass with a smallish white cap that does not last well. Aroma has a honey like tone over some nice fruity notes, some grassy hops. Flavour has fruits, toffeeish malts and herbal hopping in fairly tight balance, goes to a lightly dry finish where some citrusy hopping comes through then a sweet taste at the end. Not much like an APA but an interesting concoction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (2419) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
500 mL bottle. Kinda the same colour as a couple of beers I made when I was learning to homebrew. Not really appealing. Short-lived white head. Mild semi-sweet aroma of delicious apples and ripe oranges, honey, and a little bit of caramel. Not bad. Weird flavour; hard to nail down. It’s as though there was a flavour there, but someone took it. It tastes like a hole where the flavour used to be. Really dry at the end. Bizarre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
500ml bottle from LCBO. Bit of a gusher, but not too bad. Clear slightly brassy gold with a huge fizzy/foamy diminishing white head. Smells a bit like an ESB - floral malt sweetness, just a whisper of alcohol and citrus bitterness - ehh. Taste - odd - follows, with straw and decided rhubarb tartness - is that supposed to be there? Average body, astringent, low-level carbonation, increasing dry earthy bitterness and green rhubarb sourness in the finish. I don’t hate it, but is it really supposed to taste like this? The gushing makes me doubt it ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
500 mL bottle. Pours amber with a thin white head. Fruity with a touch of Vienna/Munich malt on the nose, berry, light caramel and floral hop. Mildly bitter, dry and clean. A great session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Dodftar tropiska frukter, apelsin, småkakor, honung. Smakar kakor, karamell, kanderad apelsin. Fräsch och frisk apa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Wow way too carbonated! Was more head than beer when I poured it. After waiting several minutes for it to settle down there was aromas of tropical/citrus fruit and some hops. Quite easy to drink but nothing special and way too carbonated.

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