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Eight Degrees Hurricane IPA

 (RETIRED)
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92
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Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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keg and bottle, special
IPA brewed with Pacific Northwest hops;


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Keg at Bierhaus. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is lashing of tropical fruit, citrus, berries and a hint of vanilla. Hugely fruit nose. Taste is a subtle sweetness very nicely blended with a fruity hop bitterness and a nice tropical fruit finish. Nice and even carbonation and good body. Bowled over by the quality of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (670) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Keg at Farringtons. Amber pour. Big juicy tangerine, peach, passionfruit and mango nose - proper Rubicon tropical juice thing going on. Juicy tropical notes make themselves heard in the taste: lots of nice mango and passionfruit. Some pithier citrus, a touch of caramel and bready malt. Nice zingy bitterness. Long juicy tropical finish. Delicious - best Irish IPA ever made.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2728) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2013
Keg at Farringtons. Appearance: orange red with an off white head, some slight haziness. Aroma: Intense ’juicy’ mango and pineapple, a little catty too, ever so tropical fruity, it’s making my mouth water. Flavour: Wonderful mango juice, pine and citrus burst! Very well balanced sweetness with a good malt backbone to it. Lots of bitterness, alcohol well hidden. A super flavourful brew. In agree with Alex, the best Irish IPA ever made. Cracking stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianbore (4) - cork, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Small head probably due to short maturation for 7% beer, like its twin super beer. Have a few in the cellar aka shed will let immature for 3months and get back

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Pours cloudy amber, wispy head, nice lacing. Big fruity nose orange, mango, peach, Pines with some spice. Lovely aroma. Flavour is fruity bread. Body is Medium, but is a little bit of watery finish. This just let?s it down a bit in my book. The abv is managed really well and it?s good to see a good strength in an Irish beer. Bitterness is lasting on finish without being abrasive. This is a really good clean crisp ale. Exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
Keg at bull and castle.
Hazy mid amber, lacing offwhite head. Mango and passion fruit aroma. Initial sweaty feet then copious mango and Papua ending up fairly sweet but finishing with plenty of drying mango pith. Gentler carbonation than cyclone. Certainly more hop driven.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (973) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear, amber tinted gold, thin white head, doesnt last. This one is a hop bomb in aroma, pine, spruce, resin, grapefruit, zest, floral notes, hints of the malt backbone, a little bread. Flavour follows the nose, resiny hops, grapefruit, fruit and lemon notes. Soft carbonation, decent body to it. Finish is long, lush, fruity, hoppy goodness, with a biscuit malt backbone. This is really, really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2013
Dark amber pour with a frothy off white head. Pineapple, caramel, cat pee, mango, pine, fruit cocktail. Sweet from the malts, mango with a slightly dry hoppy finish. Very delicious and trumps the Cyclone for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Bottle from Dicey Reillys, Ballyshannon [090414] BBE 30/03/14
Dark orange, bit hazy, bubbly white head, touch of lacing
Aroma - Very fruity, sweet tropical fruits, tangerines, sweet fruity malts, surprised it’s this fruity despite being just out of date
Taste as aroma, sweet fruits, tangerine, tropical fruits, some soft bitter orange, dab of grapefruit, some mellow zesty hop, sweet fruity malts, really good fruity IPA, hardly getting much alcohol
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, fairly sweet palate, some bitter zest in the background. Finish - some more bitter orange zest come out
Overall - A really well made IPA...this is really good considering its out of date! Must try this when fresh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2013
On tap. Amber pour. Big juicy tangerine, peach, passionfruit and mango nose Juicy tropical notes. Some pithier citrus, a touch of caramel and bready malt. Nice zingy bitterness. Long juicy tropical and bitter finish. Nice. N


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