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Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA

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style
Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (943) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. ABV is labeled as 6.66%. Black body. Foamy, slightly tan head. Hops, floral, citrus, roasted malt and coffee, milk flavour. Bitter. Medium to thin body. Lots of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9440) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball from notes (also a bottle). Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, ash, coffee, earthy hop bitterness, spicy rye notes, the draft version was better than the bottle by a couple tenths.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19178) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Draft at Craft Beer Rising 2014 - London. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds burnt bread, pine, earth. Light sweet flavour with big torched earth character, more ash, burnt pine, charred malts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with robust bitterness, more earth, baking cocoa, scorched pine. Not bad, but too ashy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2982) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Black pour. Tan head. Lacing. Aroma of tire and pepper. Chocolate and spice. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4172) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Pours black with massive tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light lemon and grapefruit. Taste is balanced citrus bitter with a chocolate and coffee finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
6.66% ABV bottle from Glug, Newcastle. Opaque black with a huge rocky tan head. It has a very rich chocolate and liquorice flavour with coffee, oak and red berry notes on the smooth roasted finish. Superb!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2016
Large tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas floral spice pine rich rye sweetness citrus stone fruit biscuit the flavours salty floral resin the spicy note rye peach biscuit grapefruit pine medium bitter rye and hops click earthy tastes so good passionfruit note so crisp and hearty the finish best notes crispness the malt earthiness hop and bitter long taste v4ery classy beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18734) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy pine and mango aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice notes, some hay and cocoa. Hoppy chocolate flavor, citrus, hay, floral, citrus, licorice notes. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown. Aroma of delicious rye, caramel, roasted malt, fruit juice, citrus, pine, slightly vegetal. Taste a slap of bitterness that gets a good sweetened check leaving a chewy mouthfeel and a well formed dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2652) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2016
500ml bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours a shade or two browner than black with a spongey beige head. Aroma has chocolate, raisins, anise, pine and some citrus. Taste is of bakers chocolate, tangy pine, chewy resin and a definite rye grain presence. The blend is interesting - that choco/anise/pine/rye mix wound up growing on me. The body is medium and fairly well carbonated, without much of an alcohol presence. Finishes quite dry and more bitter than bittersweet. Shrug? No bottle date although would think I would have noticed this one sitting there for months. Perhaps something in the flavor or nose blend was a vegetal "something off" note. The remainder of the blend was distinctive, and it became good enough. 13.7


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