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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: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 15, 2012
I’ve had this on the hand pull, where it made a lovely smooth summer afternoon ale, now trying it with carbonation, from the 500ml bottle. Pours rich brown with a full head, from which the predominant aroma are the Riwaka hops. Full and bitter in the mouth, but with a lovely smoothness from a nicely balanced malt. The sprucey notes of the New Zealand hops is probably a bit too overpowering, especially on the after-taste. It’s a typically New Zealand IPA, which is fine, but not quite capturing the British heritage I think they may’ve been going for. That aside, this is a lovely sprightly drop.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombutlin (209) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2016
Vastly overrated and quite disappointing. This was a bland and bitter beer with no individually identifiable hop aromas and the taste went straight to a bitter throat-clearing aftertaste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2016
ipa. 薬っぽい、あ&

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1104) - ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours light amber, bitt of foam. Aroma is softly hoppy, malt base is clear in the background, providing also some sweetness. Taste is also mildly hoppy, not really a hop bomb but has still some tingle going on. Malt caramel is abundant,and finish has some more dry hop bitterness lingering for a while. Better than I expected from a cheap COSTCO beer actually.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8919) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, caramel, earthy and floral hops, mild bitterness, hops seem faded and not sure of the age of the bottle,would be better fresh but I probably wouldn’t buy this again to find out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours cloudy orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma of pine, resin, light citrus, slightly medicinal. Taste is mild bitter with not much else going on. Abrupt finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a malty and slight tropical fruit flavour with vanilla notes and a warming red fruity finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma with weak hints of caramel Fruity malty citrus hoppy earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy weak caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottled. Murky amber beer, frothy white head. Hoppy aromas of apricot jam, raspberry, mango, kiwi and a hint of tamarind sauce. Extremely fizzy carbonation makes it diffucult to taste. Dryish, slightly biscuity and caramelly malts, quite strong and sweetly fruity/slightly herbal hop flavor, mellow hop bite in the finish. Carbs erupt in your mouth forming a mouthfull of foam. Way over carbonated! Medium body. Aroma is wonderfull, but carbs knock out most ois the rest. And it is very good, nevertheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Golden brown with a thin head. Toffee and hedgerow berries with mushroom funk. Citrus rind with nutty notes. Pithy, clean, bittersweet grapefruit with herbal aspects. Leafy, peppery pine with a malty, yet dry finish. A bit roasty and toasty. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle@opuskm amber hazy. Green citrus, grapefruits, pine, doughy yeast on nose. Med bldied, good bitters, feels bit homebrewy messy tho. Soft, nice. Green citrus hoooy ioa.

-- bb


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