Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Keg, special for Irish Craft Beer and cider Festival 2013
Our festival special is an American Amber Ale that we’ve called Amber-Ella. We’ve had our pick of the Aussie hop harvest so it’s all about Galaxy and Ella in this rather special limited edition brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4751) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
This wonderful beer pours out of the bottle (many thanks to Culchiem!) in a cloudy amber-reddish colour with low head and medium body. Nice aroma of hops and caramel. But the taste is just great: Pure, ripe grapefruit with its light sourness and bitter finish, citrus, hops and hay. Bitter-dry finish - pure grapefruit brewed into a beer. I enjoyed it a lot and feel the urge to go to the supermarket first thing tomorrow in the morning and to buy a pink grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4750) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
A nice one shared with McTapps. Classy nose of fine hops combined with a big grapefruit. Tastes like a grapefruit with that typical thin-bitter end. Classy and refreshing one. Would have loved to try that one in summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3450) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of the beer nut, cheers john
dark hazy ruby with fluffy amber head which collapses to a lacing. Rich peaches and mango on the nose. Medium carbonation and body, fruity gooseberry, fairly bitter but balanced by digestive biscuit malt and red berry flavours from hops. Well made amber giving 5am saint a run for its money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Farringtons. Appearance: murky brown, small off white head. Aroma: Deliciously tangy hoppy nose, pineapple and mango, marijuana and pine, smells amazing. Flavour: Bitter, lovely pine and citrus flavour with a good malty backbone, fantastically hoppy, long pine and malt bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2698) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
Draught. Murky amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet candy hop. Flavour is blood orange, bitter hop, syrupy sugar, on a fruity bitter finish with alco notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @ The Oarsman, Carrick BBE 30/05/14 [240514]
Deep amber, hazy, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of piney hops, tropical fruits, resinous hops, caramel
Taste of caramel malts, piney hops, caramelised orange malts, tangerine, bitter grapefruit zest hops, over malty though
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, smooth, sweet malts and bitter hop foreground. Finish as main flavour, bitter zest, very bitter linger
Overall - Maybe over malty as close to the BBE, but has stood up quite well. To re-rate with a fresh bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
Draught, clear deep orange to light red colour, aroma of passion fruit, lychee and pomello with just a hint of malt in the back, flavour of citrus and pine with a medium mellow bitterness and light bready malt in the back. Refreshing and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Lovely amber color, medium effervescent off white head that dissipated quickly, almost no lacing but a little webbing. Floral hop bouquet that’s slightly different than expected due to the unusual hops used. Caramel, brown bread, some piney hop resin too. Flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma here, slightly watered down mouthfeel, the malt profile is slightly sweeter than desired which takes away from the tropical fruit and floral hop bitterness. Overall an interesting beer that can be slightly tweaked to make something really special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1015) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Draught @ ICBCF. Appearance is amber, slightly cloudy, eggshell head which doesnt last. Really nice nose - toast, fruit, caramel and toffee. Flavour is sweet up front followed quickly by massive grapefuit bitterness. Light body, low carbonation. Finish is more bitterness - the hops never stop. Another exciting beer from 8 Degrees!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (684) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2013
Keg at ICBCF. Deep reddish copper. Lots of deep citrus and dank tropical stuff in the aroma - plenty of fairly nutty, woody caramel malt too. Big grapefruit hit first up in the taste, followed by more perfumey tropical notes. Thick caramel and nutty malt. Pine resin to finish, lingering grapefruit. Bit of a powerhouse this one - very good.

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