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

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O'Hara's Irish Pale AleO'Hara's Irish Pale Ale

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 12:53:12 | More by flyingpig
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-20-2014 21:12:15 | More by BogBoyJD
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PositivePest

New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

07-18-2014 05:12:30 | More by PositivePest
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Eramen

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-16-2014 17:14:38 | More by Eramen
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thierrynantes

France

3.61/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 10:09:02 | More by thierrynantes
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-08-2014 00:04:02 | More by Nunya
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-28-2014 20:54:46 | More by BrooklynPanch
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +13%

06-26-2014 01:49:48 | More by patre_tim
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VonZipper

New York

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-02-2014 17:21:11 | More by VonZipper
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-30-2014 19:47:36 | More by Latarnik
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khmel

Ukraine

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy light copper. Thick foamy, off-white head with long retention, fast carbonation trails

S: Really nice pine and citrus hops, light floral smell.

T: Mild, pine hops in front, citrus-y towards the finish. Lingering and well rounded.

M: Fairly smooth and creamy for an IPA. Medium body.

O: This one is quite nice, refreshing. It's a regular go to.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 19:12:49 | More by khmel
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Acotzintli

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.64/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For me special beer with special aroma, smell and taste. Some kind of flowery smell allures you to drink it and then you are intoxicated with its special aftertaste. A friend of mine and I really enjoyed this beer.
This beer you love or not, but I would recommend you to try it First.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 07:48:10 | More by Acotzintli
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MechMessiah

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +13%

05-21-2014 10:13:41 | More by MechMessiah
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-04-2014 23:56:52 | More by EmperorBevis
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-21-2014 16:00:37 | More by Hayley_86
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Troublebar

China

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-08-2014 11:46:00 | More by Troublebar
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-27-2014 06:51:41 | More by patrickfromnj
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-22-2014 01:54:37 | More by LuckyJohn
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Anatole

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 08:06:11 | More by Anatole
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought me a bottle direct from Ireland.

Pours a hazy golden to copper color. A creamy generous frothy head. The aroma is excellent – sweet flowery hops. Creamy, not watery. The taste however does not hold up to the aroma or the body hoppy but somewhat bitter. Good but could be great, taste disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:31:07 | More by DLS168
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Svart

Chile

4/5  rDev +13%

03-13-2014 02:32:57 | More by Svart
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +13%

03-10-2014 21:33:00 | More by poskok
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-27-2014 19:48:54 | More by NightINgale
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triskadekaphobia

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-27-2014 16:48:08 | More by triskadekaphobia
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-16-2014 13:59:17 | More by djrn2
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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.