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Black The RIPA - Renaissance Brewing

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Black The RIPA
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 8
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renaissance Brewing visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dgilks on 11-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 8
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.25/5  rDev n/a

Pours dark brown with a small head.
Aroma of piny and grapefruit-like hops alongside some roast, spicy rye, passionfruit and peach.
Similarly fruity flavours, more passion fruit and gentle roast. Not as much rye though. (219 characters)

Photo of ADZA
4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ABV on this bad boy is 6.4% and it pours the darkest kola hue which lets no light in whatsoever and leaves a two finger creamy head that stays and nice clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is spicy rye,milk chocolate,kiwi fruit,toffee and trifle,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of milky chocolate first up followed by a hit of spicy rye,loganberries,raspberries with cream and finished with mix of herbal hoppiness and spicy rye,overall its a nice ABA and could easily drink again. (523 characters)

Photo of dgilks
3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clearish, dark-brown colour with a smooth, light tan head. Good.

Metric tons of peppery rye malt. Nice earthiness and a touch of malt.

Earthy and peppery flavour. Lots of roast. Lacking hop character on the palate as far as my taste is concerned.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A nice Black IPA but the rye and black malt dominate way too much. It needs more hops. (390 characters)

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

look - Very dark with slight head
Smell - Earthy smell with a spice of Rye. Can't smell to much hops, more malts.
Taste - I first had a sample of it and thought it was a great Black Rye IPA. Once I had it in a glass and the more I drank it the less I liked it. Has the spice of the rye and a good amount of malts but could use more hops.
Feel - Good carbonation and has a thick body to it. Nothing special though.
Overall - More I drank it the less I liked it but overall it was the first Black Rye IPA I've had. Better then some Black IPA's but I probably wouldn't get it again. (579 characters)

Photo of spicelab
2.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500mL bottle with tanks to Joel from Cellarbrations@Carlisle.

Golden syrup on the pour, chocolate in the glass. Immense beige head of mostly tight, tiny bubbles holds stoutly before gradually collapsing in on itself with a spider web lattice and a raised ring. Looks brilliant

Plasticy phenolics, woody vegetal notes, used coffee grounds and palpable rye presence. Not exactly appetising.

Even drier, thanks to less phenolic character. Loads of spicy rye, dry cocoa powder, moist strong herbs, vegetal compost and mild pine resin. Decent, but a yawning lack of hop action.

Chewy and oppressive, medium bitter-roast finish. Trying.

Unsure of the age and condition of this, but struck me as an over-engineered, inchoate mess. More's the pity, as on paper it features much of what I love. (792 characters)

Black The RIPA from Renaissance Brewing
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