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Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale

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


on tap

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Designed first and foremost to be served on beer engines and in the future as a cask or bottle conditioned ale, this beer is inspired by the boldly hoppy Ales of old that were exported from Britain to the furthest corners of her vast and glorious empire, Voyager I.P.A. is a rich satisfying Ale with an emphatic hop bite.

It is brewed with pale ale malt from Canterbury, and small additions of European specialty malts to yield a malt base on which to build its hop edifice.

We generously hop it with two Kiwi hop varieties for bitterness then finish it with Fuggles (as a nod to I.P.A.’s British origin) and New Zealand bred Riwaka hops for a spicy floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1681) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour, thin white foam head and aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, hoppy. Flavour is malty, caramel, biscuit, with pine & citrusy spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry biscuity bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (646) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2015
Bomber from Yamaya. Gold amber with a small filmy head. Pine and grass hop aroma with a huge amount of caramel malts. Fairly dry and bitter with a sweet finish from the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4402) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Bronze with a clear body and a small head.A slightly spicey flavour with some maltiness floating in the background.Some maltiness but not a lot of hops so I wouldn’t class it as an IPA. Despite this it is still very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Bomber from local Yamaya. Large caramel nose, sweet and thick, piney hops. Light copper brown. Pleasant and balanced initial, somewhat unusual bittering emerges in mid, sweet and lightly bitter finish. Medium-heavy. Malt-heavy stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Keg, Ale House, Chelmsford, 23rd May 2015. White lacing golden colour. Soft fruity aroma. Taste is lime cordial, clove and coriander. A bit dry. Ok but no Kernel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12864) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Keg at the Rake, 23/04/15. Clear golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, light herbal tea notes, grain, peach. Taste comprises floral hop notes, citric pith, peach, straw, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA but not one I’d hit again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2457) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Keg at the Rake, Borough Market, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, caramel, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar slightly sweet, hoppy, caramel, tropical fruit. Nice easy drinking IPA from NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1369) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
500ml bottle, pours gold / amber with a fluffy white head. Ripe fruity aroma, caramel and toffee, floral notes. Full bodied with an almost creamy texture. Light bitterness on the finish. Nicely balanced. Good beer with pleasant hoppy character but not enough punch to make it special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (420) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2015
A nice IPA, lots of hoppy aroma and flavour of a slightly different character than the usual american hop suspects. Nice but not really exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
500ml bottle from Beerhive. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of resin, mango, caramel. Taste has fresh fruit, red apples, more resin, mandarin oranges. Oily texture, rich body. Biscuit sweet on the finish. Excellent.

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