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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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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 128
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: StJamesGate on 03-21-2010

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.
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 128
Reviews by Everydayoff:
Photo of Everydayoff
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (895 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is citrusy with some hints of elderflower. Taste is fruity and balanced at first and gets quite bitter at the end. Very nice, easy drinking pale ale. (191 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (479 characters)

Photo of bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of StevieDarrier
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of vinivini
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.52/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hops are mellow by American IPA standards, but this makes a decent pale ale. There's a big toasty biscuit malt flavor upfront, then standard citrus rind and spice hops rolling through after. It's drinkable and balanced, but it'd be more impressive as a session beer with the ABV knocked down a point or so. (306 characters)

Photo of GregaR
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of lelepat
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Phildo__
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of 3006630
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (510 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.