O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale - Carlow Brewing Company
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Reviews by Everydayoff:
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
04-08-2012 15:02:58 | More by Everydayoff
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-12-2013 20:34:19 | More by oberon
3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
11-12-2011 02:53:45 | More by twiggamortis420
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
05-31-2013 12:35:58 | More by dnicolaescu
3.33/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
06-17-2012 13:40:02 | More by rarbring
O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.