O'Hara's Double IPA - Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Hara's Double IPAO'Hara's Double IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 04-10-2013)
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Amber pour, small white head turns into a thin film and stays like that for a while.
Thick smell of caramel and biscuit, overripe orange, peach, apricot, bit of pine, faint butterscotch, not tons of hops, but a bit more than the usual English IPA, so yeah, "Double", i guess.
Really really sweet taste, really malty, with buckets of sticky caramel, syrup, some biscuit and some butter too. A light jam-like fruitiness, mostly some peach. Grapefruit develops, some pine towards the end, grassy bitter hops, managing to cut off most of the sweetness.
Thus there's a nice fruity aftertaste, lingering Aspirin-like bitterness, with a (thankfully) acceptable dose of sweetness. Medium body, sticky with a buttery feel, medium carbonation.
A decent take on the style, tho it remains quite English. Wouldn't be totally inappropiate to think of it as a "dessert beer".

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into english pint.
Clear reddish-golden beer with 2-finger off-white head. Smell of orange, caramel and resiny hop, a bit stale, not very impressive.
On the contrary, taste is rich, orange peel, nettle, medicinal bitterness, syrupy, astringent. Very solid sample.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Farrington's, Dublin.

Steady carpet of off white that rings over bright gold body.
Mango, canteloupe, resin and orange sherbet on the nose - bright and fresh.
Some baguette and more mango, then lemon peel, herb, evergreen and a hint of tangerine for hops.
Limoncello finish and stinging nettle linger.
Crisp, medium leaning light, some chew but lean.

Spanking fresh - keg tapped the same morning.

All sorts of citrus (though interestingly, not grapefruit) and a bit of aspirin in the linger. Too thin (less sticky and malty than PH Hop Head) and borderline ABV to call this a true DIPA. But a hop monster just the same.

Probably Ireland's first real IPA.

O'Hara's Double IPA from Carlow Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.