Ambro206 (364) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Birra dalla luppolatura abbondante. Profumata, citrica, erbacea. Forse un po’ troppo tendente all’amaro ma nel complesso discretamente bilanciata. rosenbergh (11872) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
330 ml bottle. BB 20/07/15. From Beersiveknown. Cheers Steve! stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cloudy orangey golden colour with a small frothy white head.
Absolutely delicious fruity hoppy aroma with blood orange, orange, pine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness and balancing maltiness. World class!
The flavour is fruity hoppy but the bitterness is a milder still kicking pretty nicely. More maltiness and dryness than in the aroma. Highly drinkable and enjoyable IPA. Very nice!
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin  beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Deep amber, soft haze, frothy white head
Aroma of citrus zest, soft grassy hops, some herbal hop, yeah I’m getting a dab of lime
Taste of fairly zesty hops, soft sweet caramel malt base, some herbal hop, clean malt base, finding this quite malty
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, good bitter sweet balance. Finish as main flavour, more caramel biscuity malt comes through, lingering malt
Overall - More malty than I expected, quite interesting, decent enough....must try this again on tap as didn’t seem as impressive to me as some of the rave reviews on here
Maybe my winner for Irish beer of the year 2014. On draft, pours a cloudy hazy yellow gold, looks absolutely fantastic. Aroma is big wet juicy hops, bright fruit and citrus, flavour is the same, like biting into a grapefruit that somehow grew with a mandarin orange and an apricot inside it. Long bitter finish that strongly requests another gulp. Wonderful stjamesgate (278) - IRELAND - DEC 17, 2014
On draught at Ashton’s, Clonskeagh, Dublin.
Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 28, 2014
Pale amber with fast-fading taupe foam and the odd trailer. 3.75
Orange oil, floral nectar, and fresh leaf nose that you can feelin the back of your teeth. 4.25
Peach melba, then greasy orange rind, honeydew, lychee like the blurb says, perfume and more pink grapefruit segments. 4.25
Finish of more citrus that soaks through to the back of your nostrils and humming numbing linger, like breath spray. 4
Almost medium, oily, round, not as much chew as you’d expect, though not dry.
Ahtanum, Centennial, Citra, Amarillo
Possibly the oiliest IPA I’ve ever tasted. Whacks you with 11 kinds of hop juice, but leans ever so slightly more towards dank than bright, yet not with jagged resin either. 65 IBUs don’t disappoint on the sustain. And it lays heavy in the mouth, despite not having the grain bill to suggest that. Almost… Asian in it’s greasy-sweet-tropical juxtaposition. Grasping for words because I’ve never had one quite like it. Could cloy over time (a bit more fizz, perhaps?), but I’d still self-administer til coma like a monkey on cocaine.
8 Degrees are now scary good - probably the best overall stable of beers in Ireland. 4.25
Bottle at home from Bradley’s, Cork Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
slightly hazy bright pale amber with dense cream foam. Fruity grapefruit, pithy mango, biscuit malt. Medium body and carbonation, bready dough, citrus hops, slight peppery bitterness.
Amber pour with a medium white head. Pine, coriander, mango, grapefruit. Good carbonation and zesty. Lovely hoppy bitterness with an abundance of great hoppy aromas. strangehorse (82) - - OCT 19, 2014
The best beer I’ve had from the Eight Degrees brewery. An authentic IPA with a great citrus bite. I am impressed ! garthicus (2953) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2014
On tap at The Norseman. Appearance: Cloudy copper body, tiny white head. Aroma: oh, nice mango, pine and fruit aroma, quite zesty. Flavour: Pine, Sap, spicy mango, lovely bitterness, citrus, long lingering bitterness, just outstanding. elbernays (1707) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at home from Blackrock cellar. Pours amber with white wispy head. Aroma is peach, pine, bubblegum, citrus. Nice mild biscuit malt sweet with citrus and grapefruit finish. Medium bitterness on finish. Nice balance to this beer and show again this is the finest and most consistent brewery in Ireland.