O'Hara's Irish Red | Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Hara's Irish RedO'Hara's Irish Red
BA SCORE
3.55/5
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479 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by merlin48 on 02-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,809
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
479
pDev:
13.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Photo of Michelleroo
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Bitter! That’s my primary impression of this beer. It is a beautiful amber copper brown color though! Not for me.

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark cranberry red with a half finger off-white head with great retention and lacing; looks nice. Aroma of biscuit malt, mild red berries, a hint of charred malt, smells good too.Flavor follows aroma, with deep biscuit lightly toasted malt, mild suggestions of raspberries and brown bread. Finishes lightly hoppy and malty. Medium bodied with light creaminess and pleasant mouth feel. I liked this quite a bit. This is a style that I don't see very often and glad to try a genuine Irish one. I like malt flavors and this ale deliver very solid malt along with the light berry fruit I expect from the style. The toastiness of the malt was a benefit to my taste. This covers all the bases that I expect from an Irish red and the flavor depth is excellent for the ABV. I'm really glad I picked this up and will return to it in the future. I'm not sure why this scores so low here, it is well made and authentic.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve into a pub glass.

Pours clear and a deeper red than anticipated. A furious and ample initial head quickly settles into modest lacing. Solid but not spectacular look.

The aromas are toasted malts mixed with recognizable but muted hops. Again, solid but not "write home" material.

The flavor has a bit more character than the nose, with toasted malts, roasted grain, and a nice mixture of malty sweetness and drying hops.

The mouthfeel is the best--it finishes crisp and light.

Overall, a solid beer, but probably not an "again and again" selection.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of count_von_count
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
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | 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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Photo of OzmanBey
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

Photo of bmaggot
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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O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 479 ratings