Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
bottle & keg, special
The States are often to blame for blasting their arctic storms across the Atlantic to Ireland. However, early 2015 also sees the freshly harvested US hops hitting Ireland’s shores. For Polar Vortex we are showcasing Cascade, a truly classic aromatic hop, which kicked off the hop-forward IPA movement on the West Coast of America.
Distinctive Cascade floral and citrus flavours are complemented by Simcoe’s pine and tangerine notes, brightened with Citra’s tropical fruits. It’ll take the chill off.
Short description: medium bodied IPA – classic Cascade pine – humming bitterness
Style: IPA Malt: Irish pale malt, Cara Aroma malt, Carapils Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Citra Strength: 5.8% ABV Bitterness: 59 IBUs
Tasting notes Colour/appearance: deep gold, a little darker and with more body than most IPAs. Aroma: upfront pine and resin aroma. Flavour: classic Cascade pine flavour, tangerine and passion fruit from the Simcoe with Citra contributing some bright mango notes. Aftertaste: a medium bodied IPA with lingering, humming bitterness.
Food pairings: anything smoked would pair beautifully with these pine flavours – try it with a salad of Goatstbridge smoked trout or a pasta dish made with Frank Hederman’s smoked mackerel. Knockanore Oakwood Smoked semi-soft cheese or Gubbeen’s smoked cheese are also worth checking out with Polar Vortex. Our favourite pairing? Fry some beef tongue in duck confit fat and see those flavours sing.

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ElDesmadre (4446) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle, Autumn 2017. Biscuits, light caramel, pine, tangerine, rooibos, subtle plum. Restrained bitterness, soft mouthfeel. Tasty.

mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Malty and sweetish with notes of sweet tropical fruits, mango, tangerines and citrus. Bitter finish.

msbernac (2945) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Draught Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

simontomlinson (723) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Thin beige head stayed on a murky light brown body - unusual colour for an IPA. Malt & stone fruit aroma. Medium body. Finely carbonated. Nothing on the back. This is a malty IPA with bitter citrus, mango & caramel. There’s something just lacking with this.

allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of mango and citrus. Taste is bitter, pithy, green mango. Bitter finish.

MrTipple (7301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
Caramel, sweet grain malts, light biscuit, light pine, sweet citrus fruits, orange. Hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, unripe tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, passion fruit, bitter orange, grapefruit, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent, refreshing IPA, maybe not the most complex of things, but nice. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2017
I wasn’t crazy about this one, left a strong aftertaste that made it hard to have another. The initial hop aroma is nice but it doesn’t drink like it smells.

ShivanDragon (4749) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Amber helder met witte kraag. Aroma van mout en caramel. Smaken matig zoet, caramel overheerst, mout, matige body

cecedrake (85) - - JAN 29, 2017
Pours dark amber whit white head. Citrus, orange, peach nose. Flavour sweet caramel with citrus, grapefruit bitter finish.Not very tasty.

RichardGretton (4883) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Brownish coloured beer with a good head. The aroma is well hopped, and the flavour is very strongly hopped with plenty of dryness at the finish. Overall a very nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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