Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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sockless' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sockless (21) - - OCT 5, 2013
Aroma of sweet passionfruit, very faint resin. Tan head. Tastes hoppy, resin, coffee, chocolate, bit sweet, burnt malt. Dry palate, a bit slick, slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Black pour. Tan head. Lacing. Aroma of tire and pepper. Chocolate and spice. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4101) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours black with massive tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light lemon and grapefruit. Taste is balanced citrus bitter with a chocolate and coffee finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (4545) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
6.66% ABV bottle from Glug, Newcastle. Opaque black with a huge rocky tan head. It has a very rich chocolate and liquorice flavour with coffee, oak and red berry notes on the smooth roasted finish. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2016
Large tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas floral spice pine rich rye sweetness citrus stone fruit biscuit the flavours salty floral resin the spicy note rye peach biscuit grapefruit pine medium bitter rye and hops click earthy tastes so good passionfruit note so crisp and hearty the finish best notes crispness the malt earthiness hop and bitter long taste v4ery classy beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy pine and mango aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice notes, some hay and cocoa. Hoppy chocolate flavor, citrus, hay, floral, citrus, licorice notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown. Aroma of delicious rye, caramel, roasted malt, fruit juice, citrus, pine, slightly vegetal. Taste a slap of bitterness that gets a good sweetened check leaving a chewy mouthfeel and a well formed dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2016
500ml bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours a shade or two browner than black with a spongey beige head. Aroma has chocolate, raisins, anise, pine and some citrus. Taste is of bakers chocolate, tangy pine, chewy resin and a definite rye grain presence. The blend is interesting - that choco/anise/pine/rye mix wound up growing on me. The body is medium and fairly well carbonated, without much of an alcohol presence. Finishes quite dry and more bitter than bittersweet. Shrug? No bottle date although would think I would have noticed this one sitting there for months. Perhaps something in the flavor or nose blend was a vegetal "something off" note. The remainder of the blend was distinctive, and it became good enough. 13.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Had a huge very frothy tan head. Aroma was roast hop molasses, raisins. Flavor’s fairly dry, just a little fruit in finish, good bitter. Body is on the thin side. Still good, drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle tall boys beer market leeds. Very lively pour. Black good thick scummy tan head. Aroma is choc coffee citrus some pine raste same nice sweet choc bitter coffee dent dark roasty malys nice hoppy bitter finish. Good allrounder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5839) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Aroma is tropical fruit, fruit and a hint of dark malts. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, hop resin, dark malts and a bitter/very slightly sour finish.

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