brianbore (6) - cork, IRELAND - APR 30, 2014 does not count
Started as a special now a regular. superb hop aroma and taste without the bitterness you’d get with a similarly hoppy Ipa donalg (36) - Cork, IRELAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle from Bradley’s in Cork.
Aroma is toffee, caramel and citrusy hops. One of the best aromas I have had from any ale.
Tastes of burned toffee, citrusy, caramel, high level of bitterness but the bitterness, the malt and the hop flavours come together very well.
Lots of great flavour in this one. A great beer! mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Taster at GABS Melbourne 230515. Poured from a bottle. To say that I am partial to an amber ale is an understatement and this one I found to be more hoppier and less maltier than I was exoected. Passionfruit in the nose with a smooth easy to drink flavour. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle from O’Donovans. Rusty amber pour with a decent off-white head. Surprised by the hop forward aroma for a red ale from Ireland. Drinks more like an IPA. Great hop profile, well-balanced malts. Becoming my favourite brewery in Ireland. eljebi (103) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 25, 2017
Lo prometido y esperado! Ambarina, cuerpo medio y aroma y sabor q van del caramelo y cereal tostado al afrutado y ligeramente resinoso. Un post gusto sabroso, muy entretenida en su estilo
garthicus (2939) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Farringtons. Appearance: murky brown, small off white head. Aroma: Deliciously tangy hoppy nose, pineapple and mango, marijuana and pine, smells amazing. Flavour: Bitter, lovely pine and citrus flavour with a good malty backbone, fantastically hoppy, long pine and malt bitter finish. Lovely. McTapps (6954) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
This wonderful beer pours out of the bottle (many thanks to Culchiem!) in a cloudy amber-reddish colour with low head and medium body. Nice aroma of hops and caramel. But the taste is just great: Pure, ripe grapefruit with its light sourness and bitter finish, citrus, hops and hay. Bitter-dry finish - pure grapefruit brewed into a beer. I enjoyed it a lot and feel the urge to go to the supermarket first thing tomorrow in the morning and to buy a pink grapefruit. ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Draught @ ICBCF. Appearance is amber, slightly cloudy, eggshell head which doesnt last. Really nice nose - toast, fruit, caramel and toffee. Flavour is sweet up front followed quickly by massive grapefuit bitterness. Light body, low carbonation. Finish is more bitterness - the hops never stop. Another exciting beer from 8 Degrees! Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of the beer nut, cheers johnelbernays (1639) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013
dark hazy ruby with fluffy amber head which collapses to a lacing. Rich peaches and mango on the nose. Medium carbonation and body, fruity gooseberry, fairly bitter but balanced by digestive biscuit malt and red berry flavours from hops. Well made amber giving 5am saint a run for its money.
Pours dark red. This is what happens when you throw a load of hops at an Irish red. Aroma is citrus peach and mango. Flavour is nut toffee caramel sweet then big hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice beer and shows a willingness to experiment with a traditional format. I would drink a lot of this given the opportunity.