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Eight Degrees Zeus Black IPA

 (RETIRED)
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77
33
style
Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlhooker (26) - Dublin, Ireland, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2013
On tap Black Sheep, Dublin. Black with light tan head. A sipper with tropical fruits, bitter chocolate taste. Medium carbonation. Dry grapefruit finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (673) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
33cl bottle. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma gives plenty of sweet, dank papaya and tangerine, pine needles, grapefruit and a decent bit of peppery spice. There’s some burnt coffee hanging around too. The taste is pretty hefty: lots of tropical fruit, burnt coffee, some tobacco, thick pine, big grapefruit, dark roasted malt. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation lifting everything. Really rough bitter fruits in the finish, some heavy smokey roasted malt bitterness. Massive bite to it. Very decent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2733) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2013
Appearance: pitch black, thin brown head. Aroma: catty hops (hurrah) malty and fruity, lemon zest. Flavour: hoppy, spice, almost a curry flavour, bitter as hell with a chocolate and coffee flavour, lovely long spicy finish. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (980) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Brown, almost black pour, light tan head, lasting, nice lacing, looks the part. Nice contrast in the aroma between a light roasted malt and some tropical fruits. Theres a spice in there too. Flavour is very robust, heavy roast malt up front, lots of bitterness next and finally finishing with some chocolate/coffee notes. Quite dry and no sweetness. Light body, not much carbonation. Finish is long and dry grapefruit/soy bitter. No sign of the 7% ABV. Roast malt dominates toward the acrid.


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