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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale - Carlow Brewing Company

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint on-tap at La Bon Crubeen, Dublin, Ireland (€5.70):
Clear, light amber colour with a creamy white head that is about 2cm & holds great with almost no initial movement & some nice bits of lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Sweet with some good earthy notes & a freshness from the background fruits with some malts & further sweetness. Not overly strong but manages to strike the right balance with a nice, slightly bitter finish & a few extra fruits thrown in too.

Very hoppy tasting, more so than I expected with the dry hopping paying off. There was a solid bitterness with some citrus & pine coming through alongside some of the earthy malts that featured on the nose. There was also a sweetness throughout & plenty of background fruits with some caramel too.

Smooth on the palate with a bitter and quite hoppy feel thanks to the dry hopping. The beer was dry with medium carbonation but held a good balance from the start.

A very nice tasting American pale ale and one that surprised me in just how good it was, I wasn't expecting anything like this. It is a beer I hope to pick up again at some point and I undoubtedly will if I can manage to find it in Scotland.

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3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le comptoir Irlandais and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : clear amber color, with white foamy head.
Smell : hoppy and fruity aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel malty flavours,with a dry and bitter finish.
Overall : an average beer in the style Irish Pale Ale.

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy light copper. Thick foamy, off-white head with long retention, fast carbonation trails

S: Really nice pine and citrus hops, light floral smell.

T: Mild, pine hops in front, citrus-y towards the finish. Lingering and well rounded.

M: Fairly smooth and creamy for an IPA. Medium body.

O: This one is quite nice, refreshing. It's a regular go to.

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For me special beer with special aroma, smell and taste. Some kind of flowery smell allures you to drink it and then you are intoxicated with its special aftertaste. A friend of mine and I really enjoyed this beer.
This beer you love or not, but I would recommend you to try it First.

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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.