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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - FEB 29, 2008
Last one from my 4 pack,but not my last one from this brewery. This bottle poured an attractive amber colour with slighly more carbonation than the other in the range, an off white head . The beer smells of citrus and grapefruit which I am told is a characteristic of the american hop that was used. The taste is well balanced and interesting more delicate than the others, very drinkable. The finish is very resiny and lingering with a citrus taste which is slightly bitter and refreshing. A great beer for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graham_murphy (402) - - MAR 28, 2015
Lovely balance pale ale. Not sure I’d call it too American as the bitterness of the hops was not over pronounced. Somewhere between English and American. Sweet orange notes with some floral balanced against a biscuity malt. Close to perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours clear pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, pine, floral, taste is dry, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5727-20130821] Bottle. Mild grassy hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Amber, no head; aroma of honey, treacle; taste is initially honey, bready malt, then a zesty, peppery bitterness takes over; odd, but nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5524) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery light woody resin palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. Served cool and it was refreshing, but a little light all round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13373) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1852) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (486) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (477) - 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.

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