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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 (20567) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - flowers. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 110415

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11502) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9536) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig hopfig, reife Früchte, harzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, Karamell, hopfig, reife Früchte, dezent bitter im Abgang.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9130) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
(bottle) Clear, deep golden colour with a firm medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Slightly buttery cara-malty aroma with traces of cooked vegetables/onions, accompanied by mildly fruity hops, including notes of grapefruit and tangerines. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, medium bodied with a calm, if not a bit tame carbonation. Malt-accented, mildly caramelly and sugary taste with notes of fruit cake; slightly sticky, sweet malty finish with fruity accents and a restrained level of bitterness. Stylewise not overly convincing. 11.XII.14

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (7623) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6211) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6167) - 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 (6159) - 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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