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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale - Carlow Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Contemporary style IPA with an Irish twist. Combining the balance of European IPAs with the generous dry hopping of American pale ales (APAs), this beer is everything an IPA should be and more.

Zesty and refreshingly bitter, the finish is long. With a copper tone body topped with a lightly carbonated head, the dry hopping brings an intense aroma and lasting array of fruit and floral notes.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 03-21-2010)
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4.28/5  rDev +20.6%

majinzin, Yesterday at 06:57 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mattreitz49, Oct 08, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +27.3%

beerinabottle, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into english pint.
Clear golden/amber beer with 1,5 finger off-white head, good retention.
Nice aroma of piny, citrusy hops, owing to dry hopping. Taste is similar, floral and medicinal hops. Medium body, pleasant APA.

Dentist666, Sep 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

BreweryRun, Sep 30, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

Movingtarget45, Sep 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

3006630, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Golden color with average white head. Beautiful aroma of hop , herbs and citrus . Taste is bitter and floral. Pleasant hops bitterness in aftertaste. Very good beer.

Sinfull, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hoppecatania, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

gory4d, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

k3ve, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dryndantheman, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

deokarr, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GregaR, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

dsshuck, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

MIchael_D_Larkin, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mustithecat, Jul 26, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint on-tap at La Bon Crubeen, Dublin, Ireland (€5.70):
Clear, light amber colour with a creamy white head that is about 2cm & holds great with almost no initial movement & some nice bits of lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Sweet with some good earthy notes & a freshness from the background fruits with some malts & further sweetness. Not overly strong but manages to strike the right balance with a nice, slightly bitter finish & a few extra fruits thrown in too.

Very hoppy tasting, more so than I expected with the dry hopping paying off. There was a solid bitterness with some citrus & pine coming through alongside some of the earthy malts that featured on the nose. There was also a sweetness throughout & plenty of background fruits with some caramel too.

Smooth on the palate with a bitter and quite hoppy feel thanks to the dry hopping. The beer was dry with medium carbonation but held a good balance from the start.

A very nice tasting American pale ale and one that surprised me in just how good it was, I wasn't expecting anything like this. It is a beer I hope to pick up again at some point and I undoubtedly will if I can manage to find it in Scotland.

flyingpig, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BogBoyJD, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

PositivePest, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Eramen, Jul 16, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le comptoir Irlandais and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : clear amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and fruity aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel malty flavours,with a dry and bitter finish.
Overall : an average beer in the style Irish Pale Ale.

thierrynantes, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Nunya, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

BrooklynPanch, Jun 28, 2014
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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.