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


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Light hoppy smell with some grape. Light hoppy taste with some pale bread. Light-medium bitterness. A light DIPA, actually it would be light even for an IPA. Drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5397) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2015
(bottle) very hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy fudge and cherry gâteau, with lots of dark chocolate, some hints of earth and nettles. flavour is mostly the same, rather sweet, with big notes of caramel, chocolate marble cake and vanilla, with a touch of canned tangerines and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Adrian1989 (1) - Mexico city, MEXICO - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
Buena aroma a cítricos, muy buen color, al principio ligeramente amarga y al final un poco seca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
18th November 2015
Hazy gold - amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Minerals. Airy malts bring caramel and cream, mild to medium sweet. Hops are mild pine into ripe orange and a little marmalade. Citric peel bitterness and a touch of tropical fruits at the end. Light finish. Hangs together well, nicely balanced and pretty drinkable. A most pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (15907) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at Public Corner, Vasa. Golden honeyish color, steady small white head. A bit harsh, citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrusy, a bit bready. Hoppy but same time harsh and alcoholic. Not very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24904) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottled@Public Corner, Vaasa. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild resin and some toffee. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrusy and some alcohol to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Spar. Clear, light amber with no head. Grapefruit hop aroma with some sweetness behind. Flavour has some nice pine and resin hops. Gets better each mouthful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1323) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
500ml bottle served in a pint. Pours a slightly hazy orange color forming a big and solid white head with good retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. Great nose, strong notes of pine, resin and grapefruit. Sweet pale malts and booze. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Notes of sweet pale malts, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Moderate bitterness to a double IPA. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly sweet and fruity aftertaste. Notes of grapefruit. Good drinkability. Nice double IPA. American character with Irish accent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1317) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle at home, orange beer, small head, aroma is malts, some hops, taste is the same with a bitter aftertaste. nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (630) - München, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
This is like a hops wine. All in all a great creation of an Irish beer. This beer is very interesting and with many facettes in the later phase. A good double IPA.

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