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Renaissance Enlightenment Series San Diego Pale Ale

Renaissance Enlightenment Series San Diego Pale Ale
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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by actual San Diegans, six generous additions of New Zealand hop varieties give the brew depth and intensity of hop character and aroma. Four malts are used to balance out this "hop bomb" leaving the ale rich with toast biscuit notes and a light amber colour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle - fuzzy amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of citrus fruity hops, peachy, mandarin, grassy, sweet malty, caramel, slight pine, good bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle at Desverger. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops with notes of grass. Frutiy flavour of hops and grass with notes of flowers. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of straw, citrusy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrusy hops, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry grapefruity and light peachy. Lingering fruity. Bubbelgum. Fruity, peachy and dry grapefruity. Light citrusy. Bitter and medium dry herbal finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (688) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2013
A nicely balanced beer where the malts tame the hops. Big on flavour that lingers nicely on the palate. This is unfortunately another beer from Renaissance that wont get the recognition it deserves.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1066) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
500 ML bottle Dark orange amber color. Much darker looking pale ale. Just a thin layer for a collar. Big malt nose backed by stone fruit and overripe orange. Lots of bread and biscuit notes that strangle the hop aroma. Taste is a lot of toasted bread notes followed by over ripe orange and stone fruit. Opposite of the nose the hops really shine and the malt takes a back seat. Really forward bitter and aggressive. Feel is very oily and quite heavy. More of an imperial pale ale. Enough carbonation to cut through this but feels a lot heavier than it should. Oily pine, grapefruit and orange finish. Solid Kiwi beer

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1624) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2012
Hazy amber colour with a stubborn film of head and good lace left behind. Again (for the establishment that poured me the pint) to bloody cold. The aroma was stunted but I could garner ripe stonefruit and plenty of resinous American hops.. The flavour dwelt mainly in overripe fruits, blue cheese and cheese rind similar to to the Marlborough Pale Ale. A big beer, made easier by the coldness but still hints that one or two will mean a peaceful easy sleep this afternoon. Beautiful tangy malts that seem to have cues of tangerine peel and peaches. Quite gorgeous. What a shame about the temperature. I would have liked to have awarded it more (and may yet do so).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (852) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 18, 2012
Draught, Little Beer Quarter, Wellington. No notes, rating from offline tool in app for completeness - ciaranc


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