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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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keg & bottled, special
A full-bodied, full-on Double IPA combining caramel and malt flavours with a well-balanced and substantial bitterness, which is topped off by a tantalising hop aroma with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Light carbonation allows the full flavour of this beer to shine through.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (611) - Osijek, CROATIA - JAN 31, 2015
0.5l bottle. Amber color with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus and caramel. It doesn’t have strong hoppy aroma as IPA should have, but it is quite pleasant the way it is. Taste is medium bitter with caramel notes. Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it average IPA, but good beer in general.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1108) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a frothy white head. Initially nice fruity aroma, some sweet tropical fruits, followed by caramel and some of that unpleasant soy sauce smell. taste starts sweet, caramel-like with decent bitterness. A bit too sweet nad malty, not the best effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1337) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep amber color with medium creamy tan-like head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, mild citrus and tropical fruits. Taste starts rich and smooth malty with sweet caramel, following is tropical fruity and resinous with well hidden alcohol and heavy bitter finish. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Positive Irish surprise...

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mouldybags (1) - IRELAND - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
This has got to be one of the most godawfuking beers I’ve ever tasted. Truly revolting. Back off, don’t try it. At €2.50 a bottle in Tesco you’re being robbed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenOver (147) - SLOVENIA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours nice with minimum head. Smell is not strong, quite ale-ish. Also the taste. Still good to drink though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3313) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel with light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Too much caramel for me - not overly too sweet though. Body is bit thin - could use more bitterness to balance caramel sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1257) - CROATIA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours clear orange with small white head. Nice lacing. Fruity aroma. Malty with some fruity hoppiness. Expected more hops and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9479) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig hopfig, reife Früchte, harzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, Karamell, hopfig, reife Früchte, dezent bitter im Abgang.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy gold. Aroma of malt and stale hops. Sweet malty flavor with some honey, stale hops and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Sweet, seems old.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (361) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 25, 2014
Clear orange colour with a small white head. Good lacing. Aroma is caramel and grapefruit. Caramel flavour with medium bitterness. Reminds me of and American pale ale. Pretty easy to drink even though it is 7.5%.


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