O'Hara's Irish Red | Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Hara's Irish RedO'Hara's Irish Red
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3.55/5
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473 Ratings
O'Hara's Irish RedO'Hara's Irish Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland
carlowbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by merlin48 on 02-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,210
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
473
pDev:
13.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
82
Trade:
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3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FadetoBock
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Bottle
BB: 28.FEB.2019

Poured into a DFH glass a nice dark brown/reddish color, nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy small light tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, kinda roasty. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, kindaroasty. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely. Overall, surprised me, tasty.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of alt-ale
4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Smooth

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of baklo
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trackster219
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sable
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours nicely, but the head drops fast, so fast it was gone before I carried it out to the living room. But that's not really a problem. The flavor is very deep and rich, dark caramel flavor, with a very roasted taste and very little sweetness. The color looks very dark, but when you hold it up to light it is a strong red. This goes onto the buy again list!

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4.59/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
2.27/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Amber colour,, small head witih medium retention and minimum lace.
Aroma of caramel and red fruits, bust mostly lime and sulphur.
Medium body, with thick textures and averages carbonation. Astringent finish.
Taste is somewhat medicinal, with red fruits and caramel. Sulphur.
Sorry, but I can't nothing exceptional in this one to make me repit it.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoohMooh
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks deep brown/red (strawberry red and very clear when held up to light), with a huge head when poured; it recedes to a substantial foam and leaves sparse lacing.

Smells sweet (apple, caramel), herbal and flowery hops. Cocoa. Kinda earthy too.

Taste is bread, hops, chocolate/coffee. It's very "warm", for lack of a better word. A milky/creamy taste as well, surprising, but very pleasant. Slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth, medium light; carbonation is medium.

Didn't look at reviews, so I didn't expect anything special, but this is a very nice surprise.

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3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 473 ratings