ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Copper amber pour, thin, lasting white head. Pine, tropical fruits, floral notes, perfume in the aroma. Flavour is sweet malt, brioche, caramel, tropical fruits, followed by some understated hop bitterness. Medium to big body, medium carbonation. Finish is caramel with a little fruity hop bitterness. Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Keg pint at Farrington's of Temple Bar. Hazy copper orange with lasting white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is more muted than I expected - definitely some pine resin, herbs and citrus zest in there though. Taste comes alive a bit more with some nice resinous pine, menthol pine needles, pithy grapefruit and earthy herbs. Big caramel malt backbone. Pretty well balanced. Lingering piney bitterness. Good, if a bit rough. Not a DIPA by any means - would class it as the first legitimate Irish IPA. It does a good job, glad to finally have something local and hoppy; reminds me a bit of SN Torpedo, which can only be a positive thing. Creedence (315) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask at Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a clear dark gold, thin laced white head. Very fresh aroma, citrus, fresh grass, strawberry, seaside aromas, light caramel. Smells incredible really. Taste is very light caramel with a big hop bitterness. Nice dry finish, lively carbonation, medium feel body. Lovely double IPA, shame we don’t see more like it in Ireland. Deu (949) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at the irish fest village. Amber Orange colour. Fruity and hoppy taste. Well balanced bitterness. Overall a nice double ipa garthicus (2968) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at the Irish craft beer village 2013. Appearance: Orange/Red, small off white head. Aroma: Orange peel, mango, some good citrus notes too, quite a decent hoppiness that tingles the nose a little. Flavour: Nice orange peel at first, mango, almost marmalade flavour, well balanced bitter hops, long bitter grassy finish. Not as hoppy as I like a DIPA to be but very good.