Consilium | Renegade Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 69
Photo of Wasatch
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy dark yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), slight pine. The taste is nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm not in a silium mood. Maybe Consilium will help.

It is pretty on pouring, with good foaming action and fairly cloudy. The aroma is weak and faintly odd and funky. The taste is unique. It's mostly dry but not bitter and slightly watery.

This is a well made ale but a disappointing one. Not recommended.

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Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing thorough the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, orange peel, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very well balanced and flavorful, with a nice body from the oats/lactose for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful sunny egg yolk yellow, srm of 7. Head is 2 fingers and settles at 1. Delightful haze and 100% opacity.

Smells like OJ, pulp, and juicy hop.

The flavor is oddly very piney, with the oats making an appearance as well. Some juicy orange peeks out alongside some mineral character, and the lactose makes a brief appearance at the end, with some bread following. Pine primarily accompanies everything and wins out.

Feel is spot on with creaminess and carbonation.

Not a bad pale ale, though i wish more of the oj was incorporated into the flavor.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really nice, brilliant, sunset-kissed orange hue; mild sedimentary layer, when poured into my Junkyard Brewing tulip. Solid head, but quick dissipating, leaving only a thin cloudy ring around the edges. All-in-all, looks quite nice, given style—and the can is quite sleek, as well.

Aromas are slightly underwhelming, with minimal impression, releasing only faints vectors of orange-peel, hay, and dry honey. Flavors are much more intense, however: nice, grassy bite from the hops assert first, but are followed with pleasingly-smooth layers of candied-orange-peel, frothy cereal sugars—which are nonetheless delicate, never approaching cloying—finished by the ultimate return of some bite. This last flourish shoots a kind of bergamot-and-thyme spiciness that caps the Consilium's arc nicely.

The oats and lactose have obviously had a beneficial smoothing effect on the mouthfeel, sanding down some of the rougher edges of that aforementioned spiciness, permitting a very pillowing finish and restraining the bite to appropriate dimensions. The end result is a beer I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to: a quite fine APA with good, combining refreshing citric and spice elements, balanced malt textures, and both adherence to and variation upon the style.

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Photo of RockAZ
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Odd beer, glad to have tried it. This is not a fruit beer, not an IPA either, so Renegade picked pale ale to style it. Anyway, tangy orange to it with oat sugar sweetness that is subtle. Hops are hiding, but the bitter finish leaves them on the palate.Would like to try this with a more fragrant hop, but that is just me. This will do for a hot day, and I think a lot of people will like it that ordinarily shy away from bold IPA's.

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Photo of bnachtig
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bizarre combination of almost every ingredient you can put in beer. The label is misleading until you read the fine print. English hops really in an American pale ale with orange peel oats and lactose?!

This beer could work. Drop the English hops and use more fruity tropical America hops and lower the bitterness and this would kill.

Good idea but poorly executed.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, burnt-orange color with larger bits of sediment floating about, one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of bubbles remained, lighter carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread, orange citrus, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet orange citrus and bread then a piney hop blast that lingered in a good way.

PALATE: somewhat creamy, lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good pale ale, almost the hop profile of an IPA, really enjoyed the orange citrus, it even looked good in the glass, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys pale ale or IPA , I would buy this again no problem.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this past Monday on 11/2/15. Comes in a 12-ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "White Tail Pale Ale" pint glass.

Brew pours a golden-amber in color with close to a 2-finger foamy egg-shell white in color. A good amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of grains and citrus zest with some spice. Bit more going on with the taste as there is sweet malts and some light sweet fruits also. Does have a hoppy finish but not as bad of some others of this style. Pretty smooth for the most part but is a bit dry. Not really my style of brew but will try one but not buy a 6-pack. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation

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Photo of denver10
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Labeled as a pale ale with orange peel, lactose, and oats, I went into this expecting a hopped up cream ale with oats and orange peel. Glad I did, because drank much better to me that way. Pours orange with a slight off white head. Aroma is sweet with the lactose and oats sugars making their presence known, orange peel gives off some citric bitterness, and the hops offering some herbal bitterness. Flavor pretty much follows suit. Creamy, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Overall, interesting beer but glad I only bought a single of it.

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Photo of SamN
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasty, somewhat sweet pale ale with a good hop bite that doesn't overpower. Oats really come through remarkably, very smooth and tasty. Renegade is doin' real good with their beers lately.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruity soapy grainy malts.

The flavor is sweet biscuit malt with fruit and soapy floral spices and a fairly big grassy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, the biscuit malt and soapy spices is not my thing.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer in a can. I liked it, but I'd give it a higher score if it was classified correctly. Renegade calls it a pale, but it's a lot closer to a witbier for me. They took a traditional pale and added some oats and citrus and lactose, so it's not your run of the mill pale. Some may like that more than others, but I thought it tasted pretty good. I just don't get why they call it a pale.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A slightly light burnt orange body that you can't see through holds up a light cream colored head. Nice world map lacing, lots of it.

Aroma: Orange peel hits the nose first, followed by piny hops. There is a rather subdued oat aroma on the back end.

Taste: Unlike the aroma, the oats that this beer is brewed with come out on the tongue first. It's interesting. The back end and finish contain more citrus and piny hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly dry.

Overall: I get orange peel in oats in varying degrees, not so much with the lactose. This is an interesting pale ale because of the oats. I like it because it's a little bit different.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a rock star pale ale here from renegade, accented with milk sugar and orange, but it doesnt taste like a creamsicle, it tastes like a beer, and a damned good one at that. hops blend expertly with the orange, playing on each others capacity for citrus notes and bitterness, and they both contribute both. the milk sugar is unique in a hoppy beer, and mellows things out, adding a little body it seems, and uniting all the elements well. its not over hopped at all either. its beers this creative that got renegade on the map in the first place, and after a few years of failed buisness ventures and middling releases, they seem back on steady ground with this beauty. odd to put it out now, seems more of a summer thing, but the bright carbonation and fruity flavors could make it an all year around thing for them. super super fresh in the cans too, way to get them on shelves right away. im impressed with this, both from a recipe and execution standpoint.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Drank this over the past weekend in Denver for GABF week. The can describes the beer as a pale ale brewed with lactose, oats, and orange peel. 40 ibus and 5.0% alcohol. Renegade website says this was originally brewed for their 2nd Anniversary party in June 2013. Now brewed year round. Found sixers readily available at the local Trader Joes in Denver.

Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with nice frothy head and good lacing. Smells of orange peel and lactose with some citrus hop notes. Tastes refreshing and medium bodied with the oats. Very drinkable and an interesting new take on a classic style. Glad to see someone trying something new and not just overhopping a pale ale to stand out among the craft beer masses. Yes - I will take another!

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Consilium from Renegade Brewing Company
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