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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 13, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Caramel and biscuit malt notes dominate the aroma, with some mild floral and fruity hops in the mix. Kiwifruit, melon and floral hops up front lead into a blend of biscuit and nutty malt notes in the mid-palate. Nutty malt and floral hops make up the finish. This is quite a nice beer, with some very pleasant hops flavours. To my mind, however, the hops need to assert themselves more to really make this feel like an IPA. Enjoyable as it is, it feels to me more like a hoppy bitter than an IPA.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2330) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Ray. Voyager IPA. An orange copper color with a thin fizzy head. The nose is musty one with some fruits. The taste is malty sweet caramel with some buttery character and a pleasing green pine needle bitter finish. Meh, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6070-20131125] Bottle. Wet mouldy grains and burlap sacks and toasted moss aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy corn mash grains flavour has a bitter pine bite. Medium-full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle, 11/4/2014. Rich copper pour, small white head, creamy white lacing around the glass. Aroma is floral, melon, light citrus, round grass blending to caramel finish. Taste is moderate, bright citrus, light tropical and floral notes, mild caramel, pine finish to balance. Light body, drinks easy. Nice, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, cheesy, pine, taste is dry toffee, sweet, juicy pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Copper... Thin white lacing.. Soft dry zezty fruit nose... Juicy fruits.. Dry roast... Dry hop... Sweet fruits.. Soft toffee...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is bitter, hoppy, piney, solid

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (295) - HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2014
Tap at the Globe. Clear amber pour. Aroma is fruity NZ hops and lots of sweet bready malts. Taste is similar. Not bad but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (413) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
Hazy gold with a thick white frothy head, almost fruity aroma (can you say you SMELL bitter?), Bitter, hoppy taste with an almost smokey after taste. Not bad, easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Nelson blue nyc. Amber brown color. Big bubbly head. Taste is slightly bready with a hoppy taste. Easy drinking iPa

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle at Taps, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is big citrus floral, resin hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a huge nettle resin spice pepper hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Like an IPA should be :-)


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