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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460 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:
#40,491
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
460
pDev:
13.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
74
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of hdtrice
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.81/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Comes in red, but doesn't have enough retention to form a head. Aroma was meh red malt peatness. That earthen grassy, mossy malt.

Taste is a little bit of that, toffee malt stuff too. No hops really evident. Carbonation too low. Bitterness from something, doesn't seem hop derived. Real boring session stuff here. Burton-esque at times.

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Photo of Taboada
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of saburky
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
1.32/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

From XXXII. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x07. Very dry, roasted and with a sourness that makes me think it wasnt in good state as it has no trace of the caramel other people find. Much worse than a Murphy's

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Angerhaus
2.64/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on nitro for St. Paddy's day. Maybe it was the nitro tap, maybe I just wasn't in the mode for reds that night, but, regardless, it was awful. Flat, dull, and almost sour. I hope that the rest of you have a better experience.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phurley2
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft sample. Fest pour. Poured a dark red hue. A pretty decent Irish red from aroma to flavor. Pretty much exactly what I was expecting but the flavors were more vibrant than anticipated. Caramel malt, amber malt, some fruitiness. Finishes surprisingly dry. Light bodied. A good beer.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewfocker80
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with reddish hues
S: Smells of malt and coffee and chocolate
T: Taste of coffee and chocolate and generous malt, hop bitterness is very balanced.
M: Smooth, full body with medium carbonation
O: A good beer but not what I expected to taste from an Irish Red. A lot of coffee flavor which is not common in an irish red.

12oz bottle in a tulip glass

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Photo of Dentist666
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint.
Pours clear brown/red beer with nice 2-finger rocky beige head, good retention.
Smell - grassy, red berries, marmalade, caramel, dough
Taste - caramel, roasted tones, fruity, dry aftertaste, nutty on palate.
Light body, soft carbonation, delightful.

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Photo of LOPutarek
4.69/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LongHaulCrawler
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Lipa
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

O'Hara's Irish Red from Carlow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 460 ratings