overall
96
86
style
Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Somewhere between a Barley Wine and a Double IPA, MPA has been a seasonal Ale for Renaissance for years now. So we thought we would tweak it. In this special ale we have used large amounts of freshly harvested hops from one of New Zealands sexiest hop varieties Wai-iti. Wai-iti bursts with mandarin and lime zest and leaves the ale with a smooth finish. The soft bitterness is balanced by the malt sweetness of the base beer yielding a very drinkable ale. Best enjoyed at 6-8C.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (1100) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - pour copper with a big white head that clings to the glass on the way down. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit and a big piney resin. Hops dominate the taste but not in a cloying way. Nice bitter finish at the end without being too over the top. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpeacey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2016
Cloudy, gold coloured pour with nice lacing head. Beautiful aroma of floral hops, caramel, pine resin, citrus rind. Taste is balanced with sweet malt, more hoppy resin and bitterness throughout. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3924) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Overripe, red berries, raspberries, tropical fruits, mango, papaya, pine and light resin. Hazy brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter and sweet. Piney sweets coming up, dark floral hops, molasses, marmalade, sweet orange. Very good IIPA, well-balanced, exceptionally fragrant aroma. Keg at Mason & Company, Hackney.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Tasting at Matts; bbd May 2016, L490
Cloudy light amber color. Some smell of apples, light residual sweetness, uninteresting malts, light fruity touch, some abrasive resins. Controversial, not so good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (1155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
500ml bottle at Matts. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste are flowery, hoppy, tropical fruits with some apples notes similar to parfumes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13545) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle - Lime and nice citrus notes. Cloudy copper gold with a decent white head. Nice stone fruit, dried apricot and a bit of jammy notes. Fruity and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (15433) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity, with lots of stone fruits and tropical fruity hops. Flavour is big on the berry fruitiness, with fairly abrasive citrus hops and tropical fruitiness. Not particularly complex and a tad abrasive, but it works well together. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (259) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
Great fresh hopped IIPA. Slight mothball aroma and fresh skankiness about it - unmistakably fresh. Possibly lacking a bit of weight in the aroma. Very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. @half pint gentelamns place, 24/3/2016. Deep golden colour. No lacing. Orange and mango. Pine. Pith. Taste is oranges, mandarin, tangerine, soft malts and lemon. Dank. Juicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24459) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Pours clear copper amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit. Taste is mellow bitter, fruity with a resin bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.


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