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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: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden color with huge white head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Sweet malty taste with shy fruity hoppy touch. Quite sweet, malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2213) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
0,5 l bottle. Red-amber, clear, frothy, white foam, caramel, citrus, spruce, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (779) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Flight done at Brewers Corner in Kilkenny. Samples healthy portion, 8 oz. Tasty notes as follows: Irish Stout: coffee, dry, tasty Irish Pale Ale: good pun on name, good flavor, nice hop balance Irish Red: strong alcohol flavor, finish is taste of pool water, hard to finish, biased against style in general, had in nitro as well which was more enjoyable Helles Lager: crisp, mild hop finish Natural Blonde: drinkable, koslh-esque? Leann Follain: Barrel aged flavor, enjoyable like most irish dry stouts Double IPA: Boozy, strong hop flavor, not up there with the good ones Widow Retro Pale Ale: conservative, middle of the road, not offensive but not great Amber Adventure: tastes similar to pale ale, hops present and noticeable, bitter, caramel malt Winter Star: spicy, winer holiday flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3260) - Radom, POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Dobre ale liczylem na sporo wiecej od Crafta z Irlandii. Podwojne IPA nie jest metne, a szkoda, piana takze srednia i niestety szybko opada. Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. W smaku, a w zasadzie po pierwszym lyku slodkawe, nawet ciut za bardzo jak dla mnie ale na szczescie po przelknieciu pojawia sie rownowaga goryczkowa. Ma sie jednak wrazenie ze zwykle nie podwojne IPA bywaja bardziej chmielne nie to piwo. Dlatego piwo dla mnie srednio dobre ale z ambicjami na wyzsza polke.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (848) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, malta, caramelo, dulce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (509) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Barwa: złota, klarowna. Piana biała, jasno kremowa, niezbyt obfita, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: słodowy z amerykańskim chmielem (jakby w granulkach i średnio intensywny) oraz nuta alkoholowa. Smak: słodowy, słodki z chmielową kontrą. Goryczka nieco pieprzna, piekąca w przełyku, najwyżej średnia. Alkoholowy koniec, zbliżony do imperiala, całkiem pijalny.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
500 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 7.5%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Sweetish notes of caramelized orange marmalade, crystal malts and citrussy and piney American hops. Medium sweet flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. A little less sweetness and even more hops would be nice, but this is still not a bad shot at an "American" IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
w_adwersarz (175) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Kolor ciemnego złota, lekko w stronę bursztynu. Krystalicznie przejrzyste ze średnia białą pianą, która ładnie krążkuje na szkle. Aromat ładny, słodowy z odrobiną karmelu, do tego chmiele. Odrobina cytrusów i sporo ziołowych klimatów. Konkretne ciałko słodowe. Goryczka średnia i długa, z posmakiem alkoholowym.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MojKufelekPL (186) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pe?ne, zbalansowane piwo o lekkim karmelowym i chmielowym smaku. Ca?o?? pijalna i troch? ma?o "g?sta" jak na double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 27, 2014
Color ambrato chiaro, ottima schiuma. Profumo dolce,caramellato, non evidente il luppolo. Molto intensa al palato, il dolce del malto predomina e parmane per lungo tempo. L’amaro appare solo alla deglutizione


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