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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (588) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5865) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, notes of almond, marzipan, slightly floral, fruity hoppy overtones, hints of tangerine, sultana, candied orange peel, a sugary touch. Taste is moderately sweet malty, hints of almond, marzipan, hoppy overtones with hints of sultana and candied orange peel; sugary Barley Wine resemblance, kind of fluid Christstollen. Not my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1072) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Amber to copper colored, clear, small to medium off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, syrupy candy, herbal and citrus. Taste is medium to strong sweet caramel malt, candy syrupy, medium strong grapefruit and herbal hops aroma and medium+ bitterness. Medium to full bodied, syrupy. I still like it but it’s too sweet and malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Clear dark golden with a medium head. Aroma of grapefruit, light malt and some caramel. Similar taste. The body was medium as was the bitterness. A descent one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, straw, and spices, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
Fonefan 110415. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, caramel, citrus, yeast, flowers. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (109) - - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with small white foam. Light bitter aroma of hops. Bittet hoppy taste with a touch of malty and caranel sweetnes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
bottle. Orange golden with a decent white head. Malty start, the aroma of spicy and resinous-fruity hops is detectbale in the flavour as well. Well balanced, but a little shy overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2015
Orange color with small white head. Caramel, malts, some piney hops. Low carbonation. Quite sweet, but better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10171) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at KØ 15. Clear orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, pine and bitterness.


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