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


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (7625) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (396) - 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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2014
Jun ’14. A 0.5 l bottle @Magic beer room, Zagreb. It poured clear dark golden body with medium sized head. Aroma was fine, grapefruit and other citrus notes came from both hops and its malt. Bitter flavor, but not too much, showing more orange sweetness and caramel than hops. Simple and one-dimensional. Medium bodied with bittersweet finish perfectly matching the flavor. Alcohol was hidden really nicely. Unfortunately, worse than most of the home brews just tasted that afternoon, however, simple as it was, it was rather drinkable ale and admittedly I might had too big expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
Malziger Geruch, süß, Honig, Zitrusklänge. Antrünkchen süß, Zitrus. Mitte honigartig, malzig, ölig. Klingt aus mit Zitrusnoten, malzig, süßlich-bitter, schokoladig. Sehr gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arabean (3) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
Very nice, amber color with significant lacing. Smooth, medium bitter mouthfeel with lot of body. Aroma is full of caramel and grapefruits, very malty but without any defects. No bitter aftertaste, very drinkable and light in double IPA style. Dense and sweet but gentle and not too heavy. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5606) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is medium to srong bitter with a big smooth nettle resin hop pale and along bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6299) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of a friend, shared with JMGreenUK Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear light copper colour with an off-white head. Fruity, hoppy and caramel aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with some dry finish. Overall, a nice brew but with some sweet too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coleee1 (11) - SLOVENIA - SEP 8, 2014
Amber coloured with nice head and great lacing. Aroma is not strong enough for this kind of beer, pine, grapefruit, caramel... Taste is quite boozy, alkohol should be more hidden. Not a very balanced beer, but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6264) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
leggermente ambrata limpida nuona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate lieve caramello fruttate buona luppolatura un pi agrumata buon corpo amaro medio bilanciata poco secca

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