The Full Irish was released to rave reviews at the 2014 Easter BeerFest in Cork and it was widely regarded as the best beer of the festival – despite the accompanying photo shoot. Because of on-going demand, we haven’t been able to stop brewing it since.
This beer is brewed using 100% Irish malt and showcases the best home grown barley, malted in Cork.
It has won numerous awards including a silver medal at the 2017 Dublin Beer Cup, being named Best IPA in Ireland at the 2016 World Beer Awards and Beer of the Year 2015 by independent consumer group Beoir.
Style: Single Irish malt IPA
Malt: 100% Irish pale malt
Hops: Ahtanum, Centennial, Citra, Amarillo
Strength: 6% ABV
Bitterness: 65 IBUs
Colour/appearance: pours a pale gold colour, with lovely white head. Medium carbonation.
Aroma: lots of hops! It’s a hop bomb with citrus and floral characters, particularly grapefruit at the fore, with hints of lime, melon and lychees.
Flavour: hoppy fruit with a biscuity malt body.
Aftertaste: rounded bitterness that cleanses the palate with a lingering sweetness from the single malt, preparing the palate for the next sip.
Food pairings: This single malt ale goes with grilled fish, barbecued chicken and prawns. Put that barbecued chicken on a pizza and it’s heaven in a slice. Also good with smoked duck.
2017 Dublin Beer Cup Silver Medal
2016 World Beer Awards: Ireland winner – Pale Beer: IPA
2016 Dublin Beer Cup Bronze Medal
Named Beer of the Year 2015 by independent consumer group Beoir. Read more: Cork’s Eight Degrees Brewing makes Ireland’s favourite beer; brewery expansion in Mitchelstown
Launch Date: First released April 2014, added to our Premium range in July 2014.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees celsius
Availability: Draught (30L and 50L kegs) and bottles.
‘Acclaim for the beer of the festival was pretty universal, from what I heard. I didn’t get to it until quite late, but still agreed that Eight Degrees’s The Full Irish was deserving of the accolade.’ John Duffy, thebeernut.blogspot.ie
‘8 Degrees, who were celebrating the 3-year anniversary of their combination of New World ideas with Irish Craft sensibilities, came armed with a wonderful Irish red ale in Sunburn and a contender for beer of the festival with the Full Irish, an orangey, citrus explosion which played with the taste buds.’ Chris Bennett, Insert Title
‘The Full Irish (not too many points for the name), is pretty much what the Irish scene has been crying out for: a juicy, clean, tropical fruit-led IPA to rival the increasingly-ludicrously-priced BrewDog Punk IPA.’ Alex Duell, beermack.wordpress.com