Estes Park Renegade | Estes Park Brewery

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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%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
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0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 36
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superfriend
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of alexanf
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of guezarka
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Leazk
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tronester
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin off-white head. smell is a light earthy aroma. taste begins with some toffee, followed by some rye, finishing with an herbal, piney light citrus finish. mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation. drinkability is good. overall a decent ipa.

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Photo of MarshallMan
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of PJM
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of JDbullodg
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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 zeff80
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a very small, bubbly, white head. It left almost no lacing.

S - It smelled very floral with citrus notes and a touch of maltiness.

T - It tasted of pine and a maltiness I expect in an English ale. It seemed a little unbalanced.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - It was okay, but not what I expect/want in an American IPA.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle into a tulip. Party mud brown with crimson highlighting while backlit. Floaties are evident when gently swirled, though it's a challenge to find your way through the muddy shat water.

Smells of chocolate malt, rye bread, and cookie dough sweetness. The hops appear to be asleep at the wheel.

Chocolate, malt, and a vegetative smack upside the head with a firm aftertaste of onion.

Lacking in carbonation, appearance, taste, mouthfeel, and overall. Unfortunately, this is a mess of an IPA.

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Photo of rawfish
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown and very hazy into the glass, yeasty sediment and particles float randomly even after a careful pour. Small half finger white head with decent retention and attractive lacing. I do appreciate a bit of haze but this is too much, a sewage colored snowglobe to be honest. Lacing here is a saving grace.

Ugly beer but this smells pretty great, a little light but noticable tropical fruit, grapefruit strongest on the nose and not far behind are mango and pineapple. Malty backbone gives some added sweetness and life to the fruits.

Hop favors are noticeable, citrus and grapefruit tartness and bite on the palate but the sediment and yeast make this whole drink feel awfully raw and earthy. The sediment dampens the flavors replacing it with soil and weeds. The dark malts add no sweetness and the drink end incredibly bitter. Bitterness is sharp and drying and lingers on more than any IPA I've tasted. I was hoping the yeast and sediment would not have as big as an impact as it did, washed out most of the hop flavors quickly.

Medium body, slightly heavier due to the particles with adequate carbonation. Goes down smooth with considerable bitterness that not only lingers for a long spell but also is present early in the drink.

Not sure how this beer was produced but a little filtration wouldn't hurt here. Brilliant aroma and bitterness but most of the flavor was drowned out by the amount of noise caused by the yeast and particles. Memorable in both good and bad ways.

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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours with quite a bit of yeasty sediment. Completely cloudy and a rather dark color, for an IPA. Be careful to pour gently if you don't like such a thing. Looks like dark apple cider with whitish floaties. I personally don't mind, but it was unexpected. As it settles in the glass, there's a substantial layer of whitish yeast settled at the bottom, like a really old unfiltered barleywine. I don't mind cloudiness, but this is a bit off-putting. Like a brown snow globe. A thin collar of head sticks around, leaving some spotty foam clinging to the glass, but not much.

Hops are foremost in the aroma. Earthy and pungent, with a wee bit of chocolate to the malt. Some fruit esters, coming off like juicyfruit gum. Definitely some dough character from the yeast. I like the hop aroma. It reminds me of a good homebrew.

The flavor opens with sweet caramel malt and a good bit of estery fruit. Doughy yeast and pear, full bodied, moving easily into earthy, piney hop bitterness. Hop forward, but well balanced. Certainly not a west coast IPA. The darker malt flavor and woodsy hops give this one a definite east coast feel.

This beer seems more like a well made homebrew than a professional production beer. Maybe it's the 1/8 inch of sediment sitting at the bottom of each bottle, the flavor, or a combination of the two. Either way, it's pretty enjoyable and reminiscent of an east coast IPA. I just wish I could bring myself to drink the last couple cloudy sips.

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Estes Park Renegade from Estes Park Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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