O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale | Carlow Brewing Company

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O'Hara's Irish Pale AleO'Hara's Irish Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlow Brewing Company
Ireland
carlowbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Contemporary style IPA with an Irish twist. Combining the balance of European IPAs with the generous dry hopping of American pale ales (APAs), this beer is everything an IPA should be and more.

Zesty and refreshingly bitter, the finish is long. With a copper tone body topped with a lightly carbonated head, the dry hopping brings an intense aroma and lasting array of fruit and floral notes.

Added by StJamesGate on 03-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour, with a creamy medium head, long retention, good lace.
Aroma of tropical fruits, resins, peaches, grapefruits, flowers, ripe fruits.
Medium body and silky texture, Average carbonation.
Taste of citrics, grapefruits, peaches, caramel herbs.

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Photo of Fine-Ale-Countdown
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Grand beer. Love a good deal of the O'Hara's range but this is on the lower end of their scale. I don't know if malty is the right word but I'm going with it. Very Malty. Looks fine. Smell is what it is, nothing special. Taste lacks bite. Hard to recommend against it but there's better IPAs out there and better beers by O'Hara's.

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Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a lighter amber with a modest head. Scent is a bit of malt and hops - citrusy? Taste is a slightly bitter malt. Overall: Decent!

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, malts. Taste is malts, herbal, hints of lemons, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, drinks more like an English IPA, decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Trailboss76
2.4/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Flat, golden, murky, cloudy color. Not much head. Light fizz / carbonation. Hoppy right from the git-go but not as much as a typical IPA (I realize this is not precisely an IPA). Pretty rough on its own. I prefer this beer / ale with a meal or at least some nuts, etc. It needs something to stand up to it.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VoxRationis
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decanted into a conical pint glass: production stamped 31 Jul 2015. Poured a dark bronze color with a 3/8 inch head and nice lacing. Smells of honey and citrus fruits; taste thus unexpected with distinct caramel toffee and nuget flavors interlaced among the maltiness. Light bodied, with very pleasant mouthfeel, as effervescence lasted throughout consumption. Interesting take on an American IPA; would definitely try or serve again.

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Photo of Yoann
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metalspice
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmaggot
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beergorrilla
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
1.06/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DJoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. Closer to an english IPA than to an american one, with some tea-like profile

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

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbexphys
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
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