O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale
Carlow Brewing Company

O'Hara's Irish Pale AleO'Hara's Irish Pale Ale
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Carlow Brewing Company
American IPA
Ranked #3,646
Ranked #27,142
3.57 | pDev: 15.41%
Sep 14, 2022
Mar 21, 2010
O'Hara's Irish Pale AleO'Hara's Irish Pale Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
April 2011: 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.2%. Dry hopped. Golden colour, big white head. Strong fruity / citrussy aroma of Cascade and Amarillo hops, some hints of stale / rotting citrus peel too. The flavour is also citrussy and zesty, with a proper bitterness in the finish. Quite good.
Sep 14, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Sayb from Arizona

Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 3.59 by misteil from Ireland

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 2.9 by Baviera from Belarus

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by JLC60 from Maryland

Aug 08, 2019
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle at the Old Storehouse pub in Temple Bar
Deep gold in color with a reddish hue and a good sized frothy white head that persists. Bready caramel maltiness citrus and pine and earth to counter.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by marcrech from Brazil

Jul 25, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by F_riedrich from Germany

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.38 by Eltrandos from France

Apr 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On draught at Old Chicago.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a good head of foam and lacing.

Smell is light but I get a gentle hop bitterness that is hard to describe. Slightly grassy yet slightly of the citrus kind. Earthy malt that's sweet in a slightly way.

Taste is slightly hoppier than malty, lol.
Read my description for smell and you've got the gist of it.

Good mouthfeel, balanced, drinkable.

Can't go wrong with a pint or 2.
Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

1.52/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Cerveza dorada, con cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma metálico, poco agradable y algo de cereales. En boca es ligeramente amarga, con un final de mezcla de maíz y algo perfumado que deja una mala sensación.
Feb 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an copper-amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head fades slowly over time to leave a rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of citrus hop mixed with some bready smells along with a little bit of caramel. Some other lighter aromas of herb and grass are mixed in there as well giving a subtle, but nice aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a cracker malt taste that has a rather big showing of pine and earthy hop. The hops are actually quite big for a pale, and surprisingly very little citrus was on the tongue, even though the nose was strongest of citrus. As the taste advances there is a light showing of some citrus, but it is still dominated by the pine and earthy hop. With a little bit of light fruit tastes coming at the very end, one is left with a rather dank and smooth hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the moderate side in thickness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. For the nice dank hop and the cracker malt the feel is quite nice as it creates a strong enough medium to support the flavors all while keeping it very easy drinking.

Overall – This is quite a nice pale ale. I was pleasantly surprised at the dankness of it. Quite tasty overall.
Feb 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Danisaurio from Ireland

4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Hey guy here at franklins records tasting different irish beers, have to say oharas beer is an IPA (irish pale ale) but there was no this option available. Having fun and studying from terenure to the world love you.
Hop Central (dry hopped lagger) O ‘hara’s company
Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by YvesB from Belgium

Sep 28, 2018
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not a bad beer, it’s actually quite smooth!! But the smell and taste where not like the juice bombs I’ve had from the US. Keep at it Ireland, maybe one day!
Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by emincems from Turkey

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Acocar from Serbia

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 23, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I am in a kind of trouble with this IPA. On the one hand, I enjoyed it very much, for being quite reminiscent of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, that depth in the flavor of hops is present n this brew as well, also its world of flavors is quite similar.
But then on the other hand, Sierra Nevada is a PA. It is good for what it is. This one however is an IPA, and for that I would like to expect a slightly more intensity, that this beer does not have. Feels a little too subtle in sone places, sometimes even a bit Sessionable. Very easy to drink because of this, though.
But at the same time, does every IPA have to be the same? Do all of them have to have the same character? Definitely no. On the contrary, this wide variety makes the world of IPAs so rich and colorful. And this one is very finely made, although a little mezzo piano, it is still something to enjoy, because it is a good one.
May 12, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by gruves33 from Maryland

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz. Bottle
BB: 28.MAY.2018

Pours a nice dark golden orangy color, nice carbonation, with a nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a little citrus complex (orange, tangerine). The taste is hoppy, malty, with a little citrus complex (orange, tangerine), some sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.
Apr 10, 2018
Rated: 2.02 by chiefz1 from New York

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Mar 17, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Giangio from Italy

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy and cloudy pale amber color with light activity. Soft creamy pale beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with average legs and swirl effect. Flavors of orange, mangos, pineapples, lemon, wheat, floral and herbal hops. Slick and smooth medium body with a sharp crisp. Medium to strong strength finish, ripe zesty tropical feel with dry flowery hops. Pleasant leafy tongue coat with a rustic touch. Well balanced and intensified with good freshness. Overall high quality craft.
Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by randomNBGD from Serbia

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by ShawnL from Wisconsin

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3/5  rDev -16%
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.
Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Fine-Ale-Countdown from Ireland

2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
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.
May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Ned57 from Massachusetts

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