Eight Degrees Brewing - Hurricane IPAHurricane IPA was first released to rave reviews in September 2013, as part of the “Hop Off” IPA duo. The drinking public was asked to vote on their favourite and Hurricane – despite strong opposition from the Antipodean-hopped Cyclone! – was the one chosen. It is now a firm favourite with brewers and punters alike and is now available as one of the beers in our Premium range.

A hurricane is a tropical storm originating in the North Atlantic Ocean, rotating in the opposite direction to a cyclone. This IPA showcases punchy American hops – Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic – making it a fruit, lemon and pine taste bomb. Get it now while it’s Hurricane season: this Category Five brew will do more than tickle the taste buds.

Short description: IPA – fruity hop bomb – aromatic ale

Style: IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic
Malt: Two-Row Malted Irish Barley, crystal malt
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 62 IBUs

Tasting notes
pours a deep orange colour.
Aroma: intense aroma of mango and passionfruit.
Flavour: the juicy tropical fruit aroma carries through to the tastebuds, with strong hop flavours of mango, stone fruit and passionfruit along with some resinous pine notes. There is a good biscuit malt backbone to balance out the aromatic hops.
Food pairings: this aromatic ale works wonders with spicy Mexican flavours. Try it with the legendary Cochinita Pibil from A Mexican Cook and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Launch Date: first released September 2013, re-released May 2014
Availability: 330ml bottles and on draught (30L and 50L kegs).

You can read/watch more on the original Hop Off competition here: It’s a hop off! Hurricane IPA vs Cyclone IPA

2016 Dublin Beer Cup Bronze Medal
2015 Dublin Beer Cup Bronze Medal

“We’ve gone for a Howling Gale and a Hurricane IPA which slide down extremely nicely alongside the spice of a great meal.” Restaurant Review: A very familiar Chameleon in Temple Bar – The Irish Times



  1. From the States, thought Guinness was going to be highlight of my trip but found this IPA. Very delicious, I highly recommend. Thank you to the team at 8 degrees.

  2. Lovely to hear it, Justin!

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