Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Somewhere between a Barley Wine and a Double IPA, MPA has been a seasonal Ale for Renaissance for years now. So we thought we would tweak it. In this special ale we have used large amounts of freshly harvested hops from one of New Zealand’s sexiest hop varieties Wai-iti. Wai-iti bursts with mandarin and lime zest and leaves the ale with a smooth finish. The soft bitterness is balanced by the malt sweetness of the base beer yielding a very drinkable ale. Best enjoyed at 6-8°C.

Dervock's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (513) - Emu plains, - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - pour copper with a big white head that clings to the glass on the way down. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit and a big piney resin. Hops dominate the taste but not in a cloying way. Nice bitter finish at the end without being too over the top. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2069) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - FR, avec un grand merci aux gentlemen du Lyon Cervoise Club. Inviting golden amber beer with green inflections. Wonderfully juicy hop nose, freshly squeezed lime, leafy zest. Taste is nearly as elegant, very well defined: condensed bitter tangerine marmelade with some kumquat and gooseberry thrown in for good measure and bark resins for gelatine. Mouthfeel still biscuit-crisp for an IIPA. Good antipodean stuff working with some prime local terroir hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1329) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Foresters Hall ontap (30-Aug-2014) Floral sweet citrus aroma.Amber,ok head&fluffy suds lace.Spicy sweet pine flavour. Herbal pine spice finish&spicy light sweet malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Golden peach pour. Not much aroma. Taste is juicy resin but still very drinkable. Nice bitter hop finish. Overall, a very nice double IPA. Prefer this to many of the 8 Wired fresh hop varieties.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Peach, apricot and lime hops notes mix with rye toast and caramel malt to create the aroma. Apricot, kiwifruit and lime hops up front give way to a firm malt backbone, with plenty of caramel and toast notes. Lime hops give it a cleansing finish. A very enjoyable DIPA; I’m surprised it doesn’t rate more highly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stuvetnz (9) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Bottle at home, thin white head, pale copper, very slightly opaque. Big fresh fruity hops on the nose. Great hop bitterness. Piney and resinous. Not as good as from draft

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (82) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Remarkable clarity and good visible carbonation. Off white head with not much, if any lacing. Getting scents of bitter coffee and pine. Tastes very malty and resinous - grass after with some of that bitter citrus coming through. Feels great in the mouth, good carbonation and density and gives the mouth an amazing coating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
bottle at home ... hazy copper ... thin white lacing ... soft passsion ... dry zezt ... light sweet toffee malt nose ... soft juicy fruits ... soft sweet orange and tropical fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Small frothy head rich amber pour soft carbonation aromas tropical fruits pine stone fruit floral the flavours resin pine lychees grassy floral mandarin strong apricot has a dry note the finish tasted better best flavours pine bitter but not that good a weak imperial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Very resinous like a Barely Wine - but still has that nice hop character you’d expect from an DIPA. Tropical and sweet malts dominate the taste. A little unbalanced too much sweetness. Ok stuff

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