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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
500ml bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours a light amber, with a moderate off white head. Citrus aroma with a hint of pine. Taste is of fresh fruits, both tropical and stone fruits. Sweet caramel malt with a grassy hop. Lightly spiced finish, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. Toasted. Bisquit. Ok hoppy. Medium malty. Light resin. Ok bitterness. Fruity. Light peppery. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1042) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2010
From a 500ml bottle on 21/12/2010. Pours golden, with just a tiny bit of sediment evident. Has a pleasant and quite strong aroma of floral and citrus hops, and a little honey. Starts off with sweet fruit (apricots), along with some biscuity malt and some honey. Has a very solid and quite dry hop finish, with a lingering grapefruit like aftertaste. A very nice APA, and impressive for something which is only 4.5%. Classy packaging too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 Tap at the local taphouse. Great beer. Aromas of grass, flowers, caramel, and a hint of citrus. Taste has a long, bitter finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (537) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2010
Amber gold, thin off white head. Sweet fruity apricot/peach/citrus aromas. Lots of citrus taste and quite a hoppy bitterness that has some pleasing pepper and zing to it. Little thin but lenghty finish. Hoppy & different, like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
500ml bottle. Wow. Big creamy head atop a dense golden body with large bubbles making up and settling quickly. Bursting with big juicy hop aroma that are floral, piney and oh so good. Flavour is robust with a citrus aftertaste and tangy fruitiness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 A pretty decent APA by way of Kiwi hops, which seem to have a rough round the edges quality - more so than your ’3 cs’. Nose was pineapple and pine through a garden shed and the mouth was similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Lovely honey-gold hue. Aroma of lychee, mushroom, lemon rind, earthy hop. Forthcoming aroma. Thin body with light carbonation. Nice lemony-dry flavors with floral accents and a crisp hop bitterness in the finish. Decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
Golden - a little bit dull. Thin head. The aroma is a little bit medicinal and a tiny bit citrusy. A light bit of bitterness. This has a hint of herbal hop. Fairly dry, crisp and slightly lemony finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KapitiCritique (346) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 8, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: good slightly grassy hoppy smell. Appearance: Medium golden brown colour and clear, frothy, thin head and fine lacing. Taste: hint of sourness, hoppy bitterness is distinctive. Palate: medium to full body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, and short bitter finish. Overall: Very hoppy, fills the mouth. Aftertaste is pleasantly yeasty.

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