Estes Park Renegade | Estes Park Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery
Colorado, United States
epbrewery.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 02-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
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0
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11
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of kevinkwy
5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Leazk
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Atodd21
4.17/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacobdunne
4.14/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely their best beer. It has a malty, fruity taste that is pretty delicious. Definitely recommend this beer when visiting Estes Park.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a dark amber color that almost looked brown at first. Had a lingering off-white head and very good lacing thru the entire glass. Although this did not have the usual IPA appearance, the aroma was floral and grapefruit/citrus. Flavor was more citrus, and the finish was smooth, slightly bitter, and very hoppy. I had this IPA while sitting in a hot-tub after a day of rafting down the Royal Gorge. A most enjoyable beer.

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Photo of stakem
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark orange with less than a finger of barely off-white head that dissolves fairly fast at first, but then leaves a pen line of film over the top for the remander of the experience. A ton of lacing left all over the glass. Smells of pine and citrus grapefruit in the nose. Mouthfeel is a little light as well as the carbination level. The ligher mouthfeel and carb level makes this one heck of an easy one to drink. The taste upfront and finish is of course hop bitterness but there is also a minor malty sweetness in there as well. The bitterness in the finish is more of a mild oil-like finish as opposed to some others that really layer the inside of the mouth. A nice example of the style, but considering the bold advertisement of a gold winner in the IPA category, I was expecting to be totally blown away by this.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcobrau
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hmm. This sample tastes and smells a bit old, but I think I still get the feeling of it. Pours a bit cloudy, with ample carbonation. The off-white head falls quickly but lace is left with each sip. The aroma is a woody, dusty hop aroma that fades quickly. Not that impressive, but this beer is still tasty, with a good mix of peppery and bitter hops balanced with deep caramel malts. A very smooth, luxurious malt backbone enhances the mouthfeel, but a bitter smack of hops reminds me that I'm drinking an IPA.
Quite enjoyable. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle of this home from the Estes Park Brewery. Poured cold from a 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Poured a cloudy reddish-brown, with a medium off-white head that lingered. Very heavy hops in the aroma (as expected). Mostly bitter notes in there, although with hints of floral. Taste begins with a sweet nuttiness on the front of the tongue, then a heavy bitterness of hops blooms on the center. Very strong, but even, flavor - it really seems to travel in the taste. The flavor is rounded out with the nutty quality. Fairly smooth mouthfeel; low carbonation. Very drinkable beer. The hops offer a lot to taste - although strong, they have character. That makes the beer nice and refreshing. Definitely recommended, especially for IPA fans.

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Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber to copper with a 2 fingers+ tan head. Great head retention & good lacing

Smell: Intense fruittyness & a hint of floral hops

Taste: Big grapefruitty& hints of pine hops up front followed by biscuitty & fruiity notes. Finshes wet & grapefruitty with a slight hint of pepper

MF: Medium bodied with pretty near perfect carbonation, balance skews a little to grapefruit hoppy for me

Drinks pretty easy, but a touch too grapefruitty to session on. Hop heads may see 180 out of phase with my assesment

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - amber with little carbonation and some hazy sediment; lacing is minimal.
Smell - very powerful citrus and floral nose; even after this sits, the smell from the bottle and from the glass is incredible; it's clear this beer was engineered to be a nose pleaser!
Taste - the nose is so hop strong that it can fool the taste sense; no balance, overly hopped which works fine with taste, but not on feel.
Feel - great hop bitterness right from the first sip; problem is, there is no malt backbone and the bitterness takes on aggressively hopped gone very wrong.
Overall - odd beer; the nose is truly spectacular, the feel shows signs of a lazyily crafted brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Reneejane
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This IPA was very American, I wondered if they dry-hopped cascades. The beer was extremely grapefruity from smell to finish, so much so, that I was convinced I'd gotten my RDA of Vitamin C.

The beer looked nice, ambery-yellow and slightly cloudy with a nice lacy head that lasted.

I too felt the beer could be maltier and more complex though, nevertheless a refreashing beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of puck1225
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it on draft at the brewery, seemed very fresh. Poured from draft into a pint glass. Decent head but weak lacing. Floral-piney smell and taste. I ordered another to go with nachos. Not bad.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.39 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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