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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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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh my... best to skip this one.

Photo of jaydoc
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oldglory78
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 500ml bottle. This is probably the most available pale ale in Ireland. It's bready and slightly carbonated. Taste is heavy malt then maybe caramel and some light citrus. Some bitter aftertaste. 5.2% and though should be light feels heavier. I drink this beer a lot because it had good coverage. However as another reviewer said I feel a few slight adjustments would vastly improve it. Having said that I would recommend it and will most certainly drink it again.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a globe. Best before date of July 2015.

A: Hazy golden orange with very fine particles in suspension. Fine-bubbled white head retains at a solid half inch. Thick rings of foamy lacing stick to the glass.

S: Heady hop aroma. Grapefruit, dank bud, lemony, somewhat vegetal and catty. Caramel, toast, and biscuit malt backing.

T: burst of citrusy hops on the attack. Grapefruit, lemon, hints of blood orange. Dank, vegetal, and a little catty as things progress. Bitterness is firm and even throughout. Hefty malt base of caramel and toasted grain. A touch brothy and buttery too. Finishes with sweet-ish bud-like hop flavors.

M: Stodgy medium body. Creamy texture. Fine carbonation scrubs with some aggression. Hop astringencies grip the tooth enamel.

O: You can basically think of it as an English IPA hopped with American strains. I think a few adjustments could help, as the hop profile comes off a bit disjointed and doesn't really meld well.

Photo of the_kenosha_kid
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium deep gold. It has a nice thick white head that settles into a thin disc leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is more malt forward, with light caramel notes and a nice citrus hint. The taste is similar, with a more malt-forward base and hints of citrus balancing it out. The body is a little lighter and more carbonated then I'd prefer.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of majinzin
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into english pint.
Clear golden/amber beer with 1,5 finger off-white head, good retention.
Nice aroma of piny, citrusy hops, owing to dry hopping. Taste is similar, floral and medicinal hops. Medium body, pleasant APA.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of Sinfull
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Golden color with average white head. Beautiful aroma of hop , herbs and citrus . Taste is bitter and floral. Pleasant hops bitterness in aftertaste. Very good beer.

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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.