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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle [500ml]. Pours copper-gold with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of bready malt, grain, some light citrus and light grassy hops. Flavour of bready malt, citrus, other fruit, light herbal hops and a dry average bitter finish. Average bodied. Disappointing, I expected better, quite mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PictouRx (168) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
500ml bottle pours gold fairly lively carbonation . not complex enough sort of bland .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
500 ml bottle from the LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a fair off-white head. Aroma: Starts off quite brothy, then some decent citrus and tropical fruit hop notes take over, fairly nice biscuit/toast malt notes offer support, a bit light in the hop department, but not bad. Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Decent citrus and resin with caramel/toffee malt support, not bad but also not great; dry with fair bitterness and a finish of minerals and light citrus.

Iíve discovered that this is a bit weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (397) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
It pours amber with a brown highlight; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, biscuit, grapefruit and pine. The taste is very light sweet that finishes light dry/bitter; there are notes of: grapefruit juice, alcohol, and cookie. The palate is light-medium bodied, lightly carbonated, and has a medium bitter finish. Overall, eh..

   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 donít 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 itís 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 (11175) - 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 (7165) - 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 (3379) - 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 Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1690) - 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 (2533) - 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. Itís 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.

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