Renaissance – MPA – DIPA 8.5%
Marlborough Pale Ale, or M.P.A. for short, is a uniquely kiwi take on an American Double India Pale Ale and is the biggest beer in their range. M.P.A. is a released seasonally as it uses the new seasons hops every southern hemisphere autumn. In the current vintage release (2009) Renaissance has chosen to use a single variatal, Rakau, a hop recently released by Hort Research. M.P.A. showcases the lovely piney, apricot and stone fruit flavours that Rakau is capable of, balancing its flavour and bitterness against a strong malty full bodied Ale. M.PA. is massively hopped. A normal brew has 3 or 4 hop additions, M.P.A. had 13 additions, and this yielded an ale with approximately 120 hops per bottle. Most people are unaware of how any single hop varietal tastes. One sip of M.P.A and they will know Rakau!
Double IPA – 8.5% – 330ml
Type: AmberFlavours: Citrusy/Fruity Malty/Toffee
Brewed by Renaissance
We met Roger from Renaissance at the Craft Beer Rising beer festival in Feb 2015 and had to get hold of some of their great beer.
Award winning New Zealand craft beer producer, Renaissance Brewing, situated in the heart of Marlborough wine country at the top of New Zealand’s south island. Their aim is to make beers that rival their grape based cousins. Producing top end, ultra premium ales that enlighten the palate and thrill the senses. They are committed to using local ingredients and are one of the pioneers of craft brewing in New Zealand. Their beers nicely showcase New Zealand hops and malt in a range of British, American and European styles.