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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: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Draught at SBWF. Clear deep golden, coarse head. Fruity nose with butter and grapefruit. Mid sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Apricot and butter, some honey. MId bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9635) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Mum and Dads, from Tesco Dundalk, 30/08/14. Clear golden amber with a well appointed light beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is caramel malt, citric sherbets, bitter orange, touch of grapefruit, woody notes. Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter orange, light grapefruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Drinkable, but as the APA I had from this brewer, rather pedestrian and ’entry level’ for style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8349) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavour is sweet malt, pine, caramel, alcohol.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5849) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, fruit drops in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity and hoppy with some herbal notes. Notes of alcohol in the finish. Rather sweet one and nearly not the best DIPA I’ve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5595) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5568) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of a friend, shared with JMGreenUK Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5261) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4961) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.


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