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Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (2012)
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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
damn good beer nice dark amber color with a light nose of a new hoppiness great hoppy taste almost drier but still nice fresh taste quite a bit different then the north american hop leaves the most sexy head around the glass a really great ipa go new zealand

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Going off notes from about 9 months ago. Similar to previous years but a touch sweeter than what I remember. Loads of citric and grapefruit hoppage with sticky and resinous caramel throughout. Lengthy as always. Solid

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of dry bitter hops with light floral notes with light sweet notes that are also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by dry and bitter hoppy notes with light sweet malt notes with very timid floral notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another Renaissance beer that fell a bit short in terms of hops punch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (292) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep hazy amber with a generous white head that leaves a bit of lace. Nose is mostly grass with slight citrus and caramel. Good level of bitterness and spice throughout with solid malts that smooth out the middle. Mouth is medium and slick with good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
A nice beer despite its lack of balance and lack of resins. The pour is a bright and golden body with a massive white head. The nose is subtle with aromas of tropical and citrus fruit, toasted malt and some honey sweetness. Mild flavor with shall acidity and mild citrus hop notes. An okay beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle - Earthy hops, rich malts and a bit of booze. Dark amber with a frothy beige head. Pine, resin and very earthy with a orange pith bitterness that lingers. There is a nice sweetness in there, but the bitter finish overwhelms and in my opinion takes over what could have been a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (992) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium chestnut, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Tropical hops notes dominate the aroma, with lychee, kiwifruit and mango prominent and caramel malt in the background. Razor sharp kiwifruit, mango and resin hops up front lead into a satsifyingly malty body, with plenty of caramel and toffee flavour. More mango in the finish combines nicely with the malt, and more resin gives it a kick at the end. This is a really lovely imperial IPA, with heaps of flavoursome NZ hops and enough malt character to back them up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (601) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Visual: Pours cloudy light brown amber with a nice-sized lasting head, very foamy CO2, lots of lacing, lots and lots of activity. Nose: citrus caramel malts, with easily detectable hops Attack: creamy, 6/10-sweetness w/ citrus Mid-palate: cream-fizzy, (MAIN) yellow grapefruit, caramel malts, (HINT) orange, pine Finish: light burpy/gassy, soft-intensifying sharp bitter grapefruit hops, lingering bitter finish. Summary: The alcohol is well hidden beneath the citrus malt body and hoppy bitterness of this one. Quite drinkable and goes nicely with spicy food. This IIPA doesn’t tire out my palate as much as other IPAs I’ve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2269) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown gold with a moderate frothy white head. Aroma is sweet toffee malts with a great earthy hop flavouring. Taste is a great balance of earthy hop bitterness and toffee malts. Maybe a touch too sweet but it is still very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2212) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
This one has a pretty big head, which is not seen as much in Impy brews usually. Beige, fluffy, foamy, great retention, thick soapy lacing. The beer is a deeper amber than average with a slight haze. Grassy nose with some citrus, grapefruit mostly, oranges, with caramel malt in the background. Becomes quite fruitier with time... nice. Smooth mouthfeel, wet and refreshing, but does finish with a light dryness. Bitterness is mild, but nicely present. Flavours are well-balanced with roasted malts, caramel malts, fruity notes, grassy hops. Goes down very nicely for such a high alcohol content. Nothing too crazy, but a good easy-going Impy IPA.


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