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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3.56/5
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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:
#37,817
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
491
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
Wants:
22
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87
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Photo of Golfontap
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a 16 oz (473 ml) nonic pint glass at Beer Authority in New York, NY.
A: Pours a clear, deep red, almost brown color in the light. Ruby highlights around the glass edge. Two finger, foamy, light tan head with relatively low retention and modest lacing.
S: Aromas lean to grassy and grainy. Not much different from a very aromatic Pilsener.
T: Semisweet. Flavor included more caramelized malt in the picture. Light bitterness creates a nice, balanced, and refreshing picture.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp finish and refreshing.
O: Very drinkable and fairly enjoyable. I would have this again, although I not sure in what context.

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

Photo of CervezaNY
4.66/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichardLeahy
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L. From a 330 ml bottle into a tall glass. Darker than I expected, but a red tinge. Modest white head which fades to slight lacing. A touch disappointing. S. Better, sweet malt and grain. T. Follows the aroma, a touch of caramel as well. F. Smooth, not much carbonation, which is appropriate. Slight sweetness on the back end. O. I'm a sucker for any Irish beer and red ales aren't all that easy to come by in Australia (other than Kilkenny, which I like a lot), so I rate this one. But a little disappointing.

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Photo of meigs3
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got the Nitro who’s mouth feel is like a stout but still pretty good.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

H41

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Photo of Nephilium
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Earthy aroma, with a touch of roasted malt. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a full off-white head. Flavor is toffee, caramel, and a touch of earthy hops. Light bodied, easy drinking. A very good Irish Red.

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Photo of jonnydesert
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GravityKills
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michelleroo
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +3.9%
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 -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of count_von_count
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FadetoBock
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BFCarr
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alt-ale
4.51/5  rDev +26.7%
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 +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 491 ratings