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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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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by Everydayoff:
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

500ml bottle poured into a mug by freshness date.

Hazy body from the use of wheat, dark coppery in color with an amber hue, thick white creamy head forms up with good retention. It slowly recedes and leaves exceptional amount of sticky lacing patches and spots all over before falling to everlasting foamy layer cover on top.

Floral and citrus hop predominate in nose along with bitter hop, hint of honey and biscuity malt.

Delicate and persistent bitterness is derived from good hop quality. Malt is in the back line to support the bitterness portion. Hop tries to balance the bitterness itself by a zesty citrus that explores the way to sense a floral and spicy note same time in the bitter end.

The body is medium, rather smooth mouthfeel with right amount of carbonation to carry its body and taste. Overall, quite hoppy ale, it’s good to cut with the sweet one in your drink session.

Everydayoff, Apr 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured into a standard pint glass a dull light golden color with sticky 1/2 finger bone white head that took quite awhile to settle.Aromas are lightly floral with a smattering of citric hops,the lightly toasted grainy element is bigger though.Light and faintly citric on the palate,again the toasted cereal grains seem to be the biggest flavor note.It's not bad but it's a very light tasting lighter hopped pale ale,would be good for outdoor grilling wich Iam anxiously awaiting.

oberon, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

StevieDarrier, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

innominat, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

GregaR, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

falconxman, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

gtermi, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Phildo__, Aug 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

MacarthurParker, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

mendvicdog, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

dsshuck, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%

500 mL bottle brought back from Ireland, thanks Alex! Pours a clear, light gold color with a fluffy white head. Lots of lace. Nice looking brew.

Nose is pretty bright and hoppy. Toasted bread maltiness, maybe even a little biscuity. Floral for sure and some light toffee as it warms.

Taste is a not-so-good combo of chalk, resin, light fruit and toasted malt. I can see some others liking this, but I dont really like the English Ale profile with a hoppy tilt. Not bad by any means, just not really my style.

twiggamortis420, Nov 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

patre_tim, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Anatole, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

patrickfromnj, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Svart, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BogBoyJD, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Stout_Combo, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JohnBender, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

EmperorBevis, May 04, 2014
Photo of dnicolaescu
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

The head is off-white, big, creamy. Colour: golden-amber and clear.

Aroma: hoppy (Cascade hops?), citrus, tropical fruit, mango etc. Taste: fruit/citrus, malty, quite bitter, with a bitter, citrus and zesty finish.

Quite a good and enjoyable beer.

dnicolaescu, May 31, 2013
Photo of rarbring
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%

A clear amber brew with a white high head, very good lacing and good curtains.

A fruity smell, lemon and pears.

Tasting of brown bread, oranges, red apples, and bitter orange peel.

Medium carbonation, a refreshing texture with a light dry finish.

A nice straight aromatic pale ale.

rarbring, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ROGUE16, Aug 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

KornWallace, May 17, 2012
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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.