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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (3164) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Rich citrus and guava with slight chocolate undercurrent. Cola with a lacing of beige head. Full bodied, tingling carbonation, tangerine, pithy bitterness, long bitter finish. Spot on BIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Absolutely phenomenal BIPA. Pours a stout black with a nice tan head that last for a little while and leaving good lacing on the pint glass. Aroma of coffee beans, vanilla, grapefruit, citrus, some burnt toast. The striking part of this beer is the wonderful balance between that Porter-like roasted character and the American style hop notes. Delicious, much much better than the rating would suggest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2712) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2014
Pitch black pour with a smallish brown lid. Decent lacing. Malty, citrus, lemon, coriander, pepper, slight pine, catty. Chocolate, coffee with the hoppy bitterness providing the backbone. Some sweetness from the malts. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (664) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2013
Pours black with low tan head. Nice aroma mango, spruce, some spice. Sweet with nice sharp bitterness. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2591) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Reddish black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet hop. Flavor is dark roasted malt, dry burnt base with a hint of fruit. Texture is velvet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4463) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Pours out of the bottle ( many, many thanks to beersiveknown for this nice one!) in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of roasted hops and pine. Taste of fresh hops, dark grains, spruce, pine, citrus, spices and herbs. Easy and nice to drink with highly quaffable moments. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4463) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Enjoyable black IPA with some earthy moments. Coffee, roasted malt and bit of acid in the back. Definitely full bodied with a nice and balanced aftertaste. To recommend.

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.


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