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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cconners' rating

4.4
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya. Rough piney hop nose, very earthy, grass, some tropical fruit. Lightly hazy copper color, fluffy white head, and constant streams of fast-rising carbonation. Moderate caramel, topped with a pine/citrus mix, good tropical fruit in mid palate, and trickles of bitterness in finish. Medium body. Very nice nose. Not exactly "American," but it has generous malty flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (383) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
Ordered from Braedon. Crisp but cloudy amber-tan, thin white head with big bubbles. Smells of quite a lot of apple juice; malt and some herbal resin hop too. Tastes of malt and resin, but flavour quickly dissipates into watery nothing. Body is medium, some gentle fizz, bitter watery finish. Not bad, more malty than expected, but taste is quite empty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle from Braedon at home. Hazy amber orange pour. Aroma is predominantly malt, some spice, some slight resin hops. Taste is surprisingly malty but also with crisp clean hoppy bitterness. Hope are a bit floral but mostly just crisp. Not bad for an APA but not much going on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graham_murphy (420) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours clear pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, pine, floral, taste is dry, toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - 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

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5714) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13835) - 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 (1986) - 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.


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