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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1687) - 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 (2394) - 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 (6373) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
31st August 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Light crisp palate, semi dry. Minerals. Carbonated sting. Mild pale malt. forms a frame for nice tangerine - orange hop. Finishes semi dry. Fresh and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Draught (fake cask?) at Dodson Street beer garden, Blenheim.
Pale amber, light bodied with subtle cutrus on nose and in flavour. A session quaffer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle at brewdog Glasgow. Pours a cloudy yellow. Light aroma with citrus and cut grass. Stronger grapefruit and orange taste. Slightly acidic and coppery mouthfeel. Nice refreshing ale but not a big flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4189) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle @ BrewDog Glasgow. Hazy orange amber brown colour, not much head. Dry fruity resin hoppy citrus aroma. Dry corn bubblegum flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A bit dry & disappointing.

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