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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, - MAR 8, 2013
Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Dodftar tropiska frukter, apelsin, småkakor, honung. Smakar kakor, karamell, kanderad apelsin. Fräsch och frisk apa.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Sampled at Craft Beer Rising 2014 - Brick Lane, London. Bottle. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Very clean with light hopping, dry citrus, pine needles, grapefruit. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry and cleansing to finish. Solid effort.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma: malts, caramel. Appearance: dark gold, small head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: getting a bit bitter, some hops. Overall: nice APA, particularly liking the aroma. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (276) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
I was puzzled as to how a beer with a great aroma poured like a maelstrom of all head and little beer, and delivered so little taste. Think I may have had a duff beer though as sediment and somewhat cloudy don’t jog my memory in ways to describe APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has citrus, little pine. Slightly hazy, copper coloured beer with a white head. The taste is citric, slightly toasted, bit winey. Carbonated, light bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (199) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Nose is biscuit malts with small notes of citrus and pine. Sweet start with minimal bitterness and a very washed out finish. Light thin mouth with soft carbonation. Easy drinking but not much of interest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft. Sparkling amber body with a short head. Medium body, lightly sweet, moderately bitter across the middle seems to become starchy / popcorn like / husky in the back. Light yeast powder residue left in the finish. Acidic hop oils prick the tongue, it’s lively and all but overly bitter for it’s sweetness, leaving the mouth parched, and a unpleasant pine resin astringency lingers in the finish. Hops have some nice juiciness (lemon balm and orange pulp and such), but it’s overrun by the strong bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2014
An enjoyable brew who’s best feature is it’s relatively low alcohol content (which allows one to enjoy more than the usual amount). You’d be better off trying one of their better beers though (and there are many).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
Orange glow with a settling decent head. Sweet citrus and pine runs through the brew. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a moderate white head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of lemon, pine and caramel, along with biscuit malts. The flavour is delicate and balanced, with slight piney hops and slight caramel and pale malts. Lemon and herbs come through as well. It closes out with a medium-long, moderate bitter finish. On the palate it is light in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pale ale, though it feels a bit light in the body. 2013-06-05

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Growler, 10C. A beer I’ve passed on many times because of unease about bottle age. Pale amber with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges and flowers, peaches, lychees. Sweet stone and tropical fruit with clean pale malt malt supporting, then a floral peppery bitter finish that’s moderate but cuts through nicely. Reminders of some of the newer English golden ales hopped with new world hops, though presumably this came first. Delicate, refreshing and highly drinkable.


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