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Eight Degrees Zeus Black IPA

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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bottled, special
This beer is designed to challenge your preconceptions: it looks like a rich dark porter but tastes like a punchy IPA. This Black IPA uses Zeus hops from the Yakima valley and Ella hops from Australia. Think pine resins, citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a spicy bite. Close your eyes, take a sip and let your taste buds take over.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (391) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge 24/1/15 Very dark brown almost black IPA with a tan head, Dark fruits, Hoppy, earthy, roasted. Dry finish very pleasant

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1991) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black thin head. Aroma is red fruits pine taste same good roasted dark malts long hoppy bitters. Oily mouthfeel. V good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7866) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, pine, candied citrus peel, parma violets and Eccles cake. The taste is crisp, bitter-roast, toasty, treacle, Eccles cake, pine, varnish, charred wood, good hit of bitterness and light alcohol with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy and pretty tasty. Solid black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. How big was Steve’s bag? He must have brought half of Ireland’s beer selection with him on the flight! Cheers mate, for yet another bottle from the Emerald Isle. Surprise, surprise, this Black IPA is in fact Black, the head a tanned beige affair. Loads going on in the aroma and flavour stakes: Piney, citrusy and dark fruity with an exotic spicy feel as an afterthought in the finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2380) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge tasting rooms. Dark brown or black, decent foamy brown head. Aroma is cheesy, pine, skunky, weed. Body is medium, slightly foamy, medium carbonation. Taste is piney, dark malts, bubblegum, soft bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10521) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, big thanks to Steve BIK for another Irish CDA, 24/01/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is pine needle, dark berry fruits, spice, bitter fruit, earthy. Taste comprises toffee, earthy hop notes, light pine, tangy berry fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Drinkable CDA that ticks the style boxes but lower down the order.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2007) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Clear, chestnut brown. Tan head. Dry, roasty, crisp, pithy bitterness. Taste is crisp bitter. Full palate. Finishes pithy bitter. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3770) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; dark brown pour with a frothy beige head, pine and coffee aroma, taste has chocolate along with some sharp citrus action.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2949) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is bitter coffee and cocoa. Taste is sharp to start with a cocoa finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4896) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Enjoyable black IPA with some earthy moments. Coffee, roasted malt and bit of acid in the back. Definitely full bodied with a nice and balanced aftertaste. To recommend.


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