The Ones That Got Away

The Archive: The Ones That Got Away

Listed here are previous one-off beers that we’ve brewed but are, alas, no longer available.

We include them here for reference purposes, or so you can reminisce about brews from seasons past.

Gung-Ho

Style: Hopfenweisse

Strength: 5.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: On pouring this looks exactly like what you would expect in a wheat beer, hazy straw colour with a big white head. First sniff and you know your in for something a little different, all the typical flavours are there, orange pith from the wheat, clove and cinnamon from the yeast but with an added tropical fruit and even slightly savoury green pepper that the Equinox hop brings to the beer. Flavour carries through with Gung-Ho, tropical fruit bursts from the hops, but a lingering finish of spice and orange that you know you’ve just had a top drawer wheat beer.

Grain: Irish Pale Ale, Wheat

Hops: Cascade, Equinox

Brewed: October 2016

Quiet Riot

Style: Pale Ale

Strength: 5.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A light golden coloured pale ale. The aroma is a balance of biscuity malt and Citurs hops. Flavours carry though with bready and biscuit notes from the malt and ripe mango and tangarine notes from the hops. Very drinkable beer again and again, great on cask!

Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Vienna, Carapils

Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Azacca

Brewed: November 2016

Ripcord 2.0

Style: Red Ale

Strength: 4.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Ripcord is a modern twist on the classic red ale style. Dry-hopped with US Centennial hops which imparts a piney resinous character alongside the more traditional flavours of caramel and toffee.

Grain: Pale Ale, Crystal, Wheat, Roast Barley, Chocolate Malt

Hops: Brambling Cross, Cascade & Centennial

Brewed: August 2016

Weisse City

Style: Berliner Weisse

Strength: 3.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: The first of our sour beers is a traditional Berliner Weisse. The beer pours a slightly hazy straw colour and is refreshing, tart, sour and acidic, with citric fruit notes and a nicely balanced malt finish.

Grain: Irish Lager Malt, Wheat

Hops: Mosaic

Brewed: August 2016

Crosswalk

Style: East Coast IPA

Strength: 5.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Pouring a hazy golden colour, you know that a big hop bomb has just been poured. An immediate hit of juicy citrus hops on the nose make you want to dive straight in to this beer. A soft bitterness and creamy body match wonderfully with the powerful papaya, guava, mango and melon flavour of the beer. Easy drinking and not overpowering, this beer won’t be around for long.

Grain: Irish Lager Malt, Oats, Wheat

Hops: Citra, Azacca, El Dorado, Amarillo

Brewed: August 2016

Gunslinger

Style: West Coast IPA

Strength: 5.0% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Quite the opposite to its coastal rival Crosswalk, this beer pours almost amber in colour. On the nose is a giant explosion of Pine, grapefruit and ‘Dank’. Not for the faint hearted the big bold hop character carries through with grapefruit, berry and that earthy/dankness and a high bitterness but a solid malt back bone to keep it all in check.

Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Crystal, Vienna, Carapils

Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Endeavour, Mosaic, Amarillo

Brewed: August 2016

Mandarin Crush

Style: Fruit Infused Lager

Strength: 5.7% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This fruit lager has a big hit up front from both mandarina hops and mandarin purée, pours a hazy straw from the fruit additions. The taste is a rich and sweet mandarin punch, with just enough bitterness to keep it in balance. It’s a that beer leaves a lingering, sweet orange flavour that makes you want to come back for more.

Grain: Irish Lager Malt

Hops: Magnum, Mandrina Bavaria

Brewed: June 2016

Sidewalk Surfer

Style: California Common

Strength: 5.0% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: The perfect Autumn beer for ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike. This is characteristic of this style of beer, which is achieved by fermenting a lager yeast at ale temperatures; so it’s not as heavy as an ale, but neither is it as light as a lager. Light amber in colour, medium bodied with a malty character, mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness all coming from the addition of Cascade and Bobek hops.

Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Crystal, Vienna

Hops: Cascade, Bobek

Brewed: July 2016

Jack D’RIPA

Style: Hoppy Red Ale

Strength: 5.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A big burst of ripe citrus fruits fill the aroma, with a little touch of spice coming from the crystal rye. On tasting, big punches of grapefruit and Blood Orange power through with some more gentle flavours of Apricot, mango and other tropical fruits. A smooth bitterness is all balanced with a sweet caramel/toffee flavour from the rich dark malts and again that little kick of spice leaving a lasting finish.

Grain: Irish Pale Malt, Extra Dark Crystal, Crystal Rye, Carapils

Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Azacca, Magnum

Brewed: June 2016

Amber Avenger

Style: Irish Amber Ale

Strength: 5.5% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Rich biscuity finishing malts, balanced with just enough bitterness make Amber Avenger a traditional Irish amber ale that is deep tawny yellow to the eye, but not heavy on the palate. Rich biscuit malt flavour up front with sweet caramel and some mildly earthy floral hops on the finish from the Wakatu and Sorachi Ace hops.

Grain: Pale Malt, Crystal, Carapils, Special B

Hops: Wakatu, Sorachi Ace, Mosaic

Brewed: April 2016

Owl Day

Style: Pale Stout

Strength: 6.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A big beer with a even bigger difference between expectations and reality. Owl Day pours a bright amber colour, but the taste and aroma is all stout. It has delicious chocolate and coffee aromas and a rich and full body. Seeing isn’t believing after all…

Grain: Lager malt, Munich, Amber, Aromatic Malt and Oats

Hops: First Gold

Brewed: March 2016

Stakeout

Style: American Wheat Ale

Strength: 5.4% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Stakeout is a hazy amber coloured wheat ale with a smooth white head. Nice balance between hop bitterness and the fruity sweetness of the Citra and El Dorado hops used in both in the boil and for dry hopping. Taste and aroma both have hints of  grapefruit, pine and peach.

Grain: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt

Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Endeavour, Magnum

Brewed: March 2016

Last Crash

Style: Passionfruit Lager

Strength: 4.9% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A clean and refreshing lager beer infused with passion fruit. This beer has medium body from the lager malt but has a big juicy passion fruit flavour coming through, combined with a good dash of tropical fruitiness from the Citra and Simcoe hops.

Grain: Lager malt

Hops: Magnum, Citra, Simcoe

Brewed: March 2016

Big Top

Style: Rye IPA

Strength: 6.3% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A big beer with a resinous and piney aroma from the Columbus, Chinook and Simcoe hops which are also used to dry-hop this Rye IPA, which also has a bitter and spicy flavour.

Grain: Pale Ale, Rye Malt, Imperial, Roast Barley, Oat Husks

Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe

Brewed: March 2016

Evil Robot

Style: American Amber Ale

Strength: 5.0% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A continuously hopped amber ale brewed with cascade and generously dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade. This beer has a toasty biscuit flavour.

Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Amber, Cara, Crystal Medium

Hops: Cascade, Citra

First Brewed: March 2016

Milk Stout

Style: Milk Stout with Chocolate & Vanilla

Strength: 5.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with Cocoa and Vanilla this is a collaboration brew with Danish Craft Brewer Coisbo Beer. A rich and luxurious indulgence.

Grain:

Hops:

Brewed: February 2015

Wired

Wired IPA

Style: Oatmeal IPA

Strength: 5.9% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Wired is the little brother of our Hardwired Oatmeal IPA, it has a complex malt profile with a full body and smooth feel from the malted oats. The 4 varieties of hops, and particularly the massive dry-hopping impart a fruity and zesty flavour and the aromas of tropical fruit.

Grain: Pale Ale, Malted Oats, Munich, Amber, Double-Roast Crystal

Hops: Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, El Dorado

Brewed: January 2015

Blood Brother

Style: Black IPA

Strength: 4.6% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This blood orange session black IPA is brewed in collaboration with the Wicklow-based O Brother Brewing. It has a rich black colour, but the contrasting spicy bitterness of an IPA. It has the zest and fruit flavours from the dry-hopping with Citra and Galaxy, but these are added to by the infusion of blood orange at the conditioning stage.

Grain: Pale Ale, Caramalt, Wheat, Carafa, Black Malt

Hops: Citra, Galaxy,Cascade, Chinook

Brewed: January 2015

#TeamTrouble

Style: Amber Ale

Strength: 4.9% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This special one-off Amber Ale was brewed in collaboration with the Ladies Craft Beer Society. A complex grain bill gives smooth and clean caramel flavours. The Magnum bittering hops contribute a crisp hop bite and the late addition Galaxy hops, which are also used generously for the dry-hopping, give this beer a floral and citrus edge.

Grain: Pale Ale, Vienna, Crystal, Torrified Wheat, Special B

Hops: Magnum, Galaxy

First Brewed: October 2015

Black Flag

Style: Schwarzbier Style Dark Lager

Strength: 4.5% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Black Flag is a dark lager in the German Schwarzbier style. It has subtle aromas of coffee and chocolate and rich malty flavours yet is clean and refreshing due to the long lagering process.

Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Melanoidin, Cara-pils, Crystal, Carafa Special III

Hops: Northern Brewer

Brewed: September 2015

Dead Ringer

Style: Session Black IPA

Strength: 4.3% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This Black IPA is single-hopped with Australian Galaxy hops. Mild malt sweetness and a subtle roasty character. Tropical hoppy aroma and finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Grain: Pale Ale, Black

Hops: Galaxy

Brewed: November 2015

Hardwired

Style: Oatmeal IPA

Strength: 7.4% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This Oatmeal IPA has an intensely rich malt profile with flavours of sweet caramel and dark fruits, with the hops imparting vibrant citrus zest and fresh tropical fruit aromas.

Grain: Pale Ale, Golden Oats, Vienna, Amber, Double-Roast Crystal

Hops: Magnum, Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado

Brewed: August 2015

Fuzzy Logic Wheat Beer

Style: Wheat Beer

Strength: 4.7% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with equal parts wheat and barley malt, this traditional wheat beer is naturally cloudy with a hazy straw colour and a fluffy white head. Slightly sweet, with fruit flavours and a light hop bitterness from the Slovenian Bobek hops. Smooth and soft texture with hints of clove on the finish.

Grain: Pale Ale, Wheat & Munich

Hops: Bobek

First Brewed: September 2013

Ripcord Red Ale

Style: Hoppy Irish Red Ale

Strength: 4.7% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Ripcord is a modern twist on the classic red ale style. Dry-hopped with US Centennial hops which imparts a piney resinous character alongside the more traditional flavours of caramel and toffee.

Grain: Pale Ale, Crystal, Wheat, Roast Barley, Chocolate Malt

Hops: Brambling Cross, Cascade & Centennial

Brewed: July 2015

Hop Priority

Style: Triple IPA

Strength: 11.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Our strongest and hoppiest beer ever, brewed to celebrate our fifth birthday. Made with extra pale ale malt and cane sugar to produce a pale golden beer with a relatively dry body.

We use some of the world’s most highly acclaimed and sought-after hop varieties to give aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with a resinous, bitter finish.

Grain: Pale Ale

Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Equinox, Amarillo & Vic Secret

Brewed: March 2015

Fallen Idol

Style: American Dark Ale

Strength: 6.3% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with pale ale malt and dehusked roast malt for a dark beer with a minimal malt profile. Hopped with Chinook, Citra and Vic Secret to provide a piney and citrussy hop flavour.

Grain: Pale Ale, Carafa & Roast Barley

Hops: Magnum, Chinook, Citra

Brewed: March 2015

Wandering Star

Style: Blonde Ale

Strength: 5.3% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: A light bodied beer with an English malt and yeast profile. Hopped with Australian Summer and German Huell Melon hops for a light fruity aroma.

Grain: Pale Ale

Hops: Magnum, Summer, Huell Melon

Brewed: March 2015

Gate Crasher

Style: English-Style Bitter

Strength: 4.2% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Lots of complexity on the grain bill which gives a pleasing caramel sweetness from the three different crystal malts. This contrasts with the use of a single hop variety, in this case Chinook, to give the beer a clean, pine hop bitterness. Not quite the traditional English bitter, given the modern twist of the American hop and the Irish brewers.

Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Wheat, Cara, Crystal, Rye Crystal & Oats

Hops: Chinook

Brewed: January 2015

Beoir #2

Style: Imperial Red Ale

Strength: 7.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: This Imperial Red Ale brewed in collaboration with Beoir is a rich, full-bodied beer dominated by its distinctive hoppy aroma. A blend of New Zealand and American hops provide notes of summer and tropical fruits, which carry over into the flavour and are backed up by sweet caramel and toffee flavours and finishes with a pleasant warming sensation from the strong A.B.V.

Grain: Pale Ale, Medium Crystal, Wheat, Vienna & Extra Dark Crystal

Hops: Waimea, Wakatu, Citra & Mosaic

Brewed: January 2015

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Hidden Agenda

Style: Pale Ale

Strength: 4.5% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with the Australian hops Vic Secret and Summer in the boil, and dry-hopped with lots of Vic Secret post fermentation. This draft-only pale ale is unfiltered so it is delivered as fresh as a beer can be. The beer gives a big hop punch on the back of a crisp, complex malt profile.

Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Wheat, Melanoidin, Carapils & Crystal

Hops: Vic Secret, Summer

Brewed: December 2014

Oh Yeah!

Style: American Black Ale

Strength: 5.8% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Black in colour but with the full hop flavour of an IPA. A big citrus bite that belies the dark colour of the beer.

Grain:

Hops:

Brewed: September 2014

Chasing The Dragon

Style: Double IPA

Strength: 8.0% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed for the ICBCF, this beer is strong and hoppy, a big aroma of mangos, peach and apricot with a spicy tang. The warming alcohol gives way to an aggressive and dry finish.

Grain:

Hops:

Brewed: September 2014

Kill Lager

Style: Vienna-Style Lager

Strength: 4.9% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: In celebration of 452 days since we brewed our first beer in Kill, we brewed this Vienna-style lager. This malty, amber coloured lager is conditioned for a full six weeks which results in a beer with a soft hop bite and a sweet finish.

Grain: Pale Ale, Munich, Wheat, Carapils & Crystal

Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh

Brewed: May 2014

 

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Agent Provocateur

Style: Rye Red Ale

Strength: 6.2% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Hoppy red ale with a spicy malt profile from crystal rye malt. Single hopped, using Centennial hops gives this beer a resinous hop finish.

Grain: Pale Ale, Crystal Rye

Hops: Centennial

Brewed: April 2014

 

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Lazy Sunday

Style: Belgian-style Saision

Strength: 6.1% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with barley, wheat and rye, fruity ester and Belgian yeast aromas with hints of pineapple from the US Stirling hops. Spicy and fruit flavour with a refreshing tart, dry finish.

Grain: Pale Ale, Wheat, Crystal Rye

Hops: Stirling

Brewed: April 2014

 

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Whistle Blower

Style: Strong IPA

Strength: 7.6% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Hoppy golden IPA brewed with Australian hops. Some residual malty sweetness balances the extreme bitterness and accentuates the tropical fruit flavours.

Grain: Pale Ale, Vienna, Munich

Hops: Galaxy, Topaz

Brewed: April 2014

 

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Big Bear

Style: Brown Ale

Strength: 6.0% a.b.v.

Tasting Notes: Roast coffee and chocolate flavours are prominent in this English-style Brown Ale, which also has hints of caramel and toffee sweetness. Phoenix hops help to enhance the chocolate aroma.

Grain: Pale Ale, Brown, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Centennial, Phoenix

Brewed: April 2014