brianbore (6) - cork, IRELAND - APR 30, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Started as a special now a regular. superb hop aroma and taste without the bitterness you’d get with a similarly hoppy Ipa
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at GABS Melbourne 230515. Poured from a bottle. To say that I am partial to an amber ale is an understatement and this one I found to be more hoppier and less maltier than I was exoected. Passionfruit in the nose with a smooth easy to drink flavour.
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from O’Donovans. Rusty amber pour with a decent off-white head. Surprised by the hop forward aroma for a red ale from Ireland. Drinks more like an IPA. Great hop profile, well-balanced malts. Becoming my favourite brewery in Ireland.
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
elbernays (1260) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red. This is what happens when you throw a load of hops at an Irish red. Aroma is citrus peach and mango. Flavour is nut toffee caramel sweet then big hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice beer and shows a willingness to experiment with a traditional format. I would drink a lot of this given the opportunity.
tomer (3073) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ambro206 (360) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un’ottima birra Irlandese, una delle migliori tra le bevute. Colore ambrato medio Aroma di caramello, leggero tostato, resina ed erba. Molto equilibrata lungo tutta la bevuta. Corpo medio. Carbonazione adeguata. Una birra piacevole a bersi.