World’s Best Pale Amber for Sunburnt Irish Red, Gold for Citra Single Hop IPA, Bronze for Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Black Ball Metric Stout at the 2020 World Beer Awards

Eight Degrees Brewing’s Sunburnt Irish Red has been named World’s Best Pale Amber at this year’s World Beer Awards.

“We’re delighted with the news,” said Eight Degrees founders Cam Wallace and Scott Baigent. “Sunburnt Irish Red is the second beer that we ever brewed – back in 2011 – and it’s been a core part of our range ever since.”

The verdict on the beer from a panel of international respected judges was: “Dry, a distinctly deep coppery red in colour, and full-bodied with a good head. There are some bitter, burnt raisin aromas, and it’s distinctly hoppy but with malts still present. Very assertive on the palate, with light carbonation and multi-layered flavours.”

Citra Single Hop IPA was chosen as a Gold Medalist in the highly competitive IPA category.

Eight Degrees also took Bronze for Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Black Ball Metric Stout.

The World Beer Awards’ judges tasted through more than 2,200 entries from over 50 countries in 2020. The judges blind tasted and scored the entries across three rounds of judging. Traditionally, all tastings are held in person, but this year the beers were brought to the judges. Black-wrapped and sent across Europe, Asia, Canada and Brazil, the judges tasted the beers at home and connected for each session over Zoom.

Brand Name

Expression

Award

Eight Degrees

Sunburnt Irish Red

World’s Best Pale Amber

Eight Degrees

Sunburnt Irish Red

Country Winner

Eight Degrees

Citra

Gold

Eight Degrees

The Full Irish

Bronze

Eight Degrees

Black Ball Barrel aged Irish Stout

Bronze

 

 

Tasting notes
Sunburnt Irish Red Ale
Citra Single Hop IPA
The Full Irish Single Malt IPA
Black Ball Metric Stout

 

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