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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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BA SCORE
83
good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 34.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of StevieDarrier
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of vinivini
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of lelepat
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is somewhat hazy pale light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of tea are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts and hints of citrusy and herbal hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, with prominent flavors of tea along with notes of herbal hops and muted citrus (grapefruit) hops. Only faint amounts of bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of chewiness.
O: This beer is somewhat like a cross between an Irish Red Ale and an English Pale Ale. The tea-like aromas and flavors definitely make it seem like an Irish Ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.