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Eight Degrees Zeus Black IPA

Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
bottled, special
This beer is designed to challenge your preconceptions: it looks like a rich dark porter but tastes like a punchy IPA. This Black IPA uses Zeus hops from the Yakima valley and Ella hops from Australia. Think pine resins, citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a spicy bite. Close your eyes, take a sip and let your taste buds take over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to BeersIveKnown for the BIPA tick. Dark black coloured pour with a creamy head. aroma is floral citrus, faint dark malts, roast and a little berry. Flavour is composed of resinous hop, dark malts, juicy fruits, smooth and mellow. Ticks all the boxes. Palate is sticky resinous, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared during Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds burnt toast, earth, light cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of baking cocoa, scorched earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Bitter burnt earth finish with further baking cocoa and dry toast. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge 24/1/15 Very dark brown almost black IPA with a tan head, Dark fruits, Hoppy, earthy, roasted. Dry finish very pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black thin head. Aroma is red fruits pine taste same good roasted dark malts long hoppy bitters. Oily mouthfeel. V good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, pine, candied citrus peel, parma violets and Eccles cake. The taste is crisp, bitter-roast, toasty, treacle, Eccles cake, pine, varnish, charred wood, good hit of bitterness and light alcohol with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy and pretty tasty. Solid black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. How big was Steve’s bag? He must have brought half of Ireland’s beer selection with him on the flight! Cheers mate, for yet another bottle from the Emerald Isle. Surprise, surprise, this Black IPA is in fact Black, the head a tanned beige affair. Loads going on in the aroma and flavour stakes: Piney, citrusy and dark fruity with an exotic spicy feel as an afterthought in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge tasting rooms. Dark brown or black, decent foamy brown head. Aroma is cheesy, pine, skunky, weed. Body is medium, slightly foamy, medium carbonation. Taste is piney, dark malts, bubblegum, soft bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17231) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, big thanks to Steve BIK for another Irish CDA, 24/01/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is pine needle, dark berry fruits, spice, bitter fruit, earthy. Taste comprises toffee, earthy hop notes, light pine, tangy berry fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Drinkable CDA that ticks the style boxes but lower down the order.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4353) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Clear, chestnut brown. Tan head. Dry, roasty, crisp, pithy bitterness. Taste is crisp bitter. Full palate. Finishes pithy bitter. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; dark brown pour with a frothy beige head, pine and coffee aroma, taste has chocolate along with some sharp citrus action.

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