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Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA

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Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg & bottled, special
A full-bodied, full-on Double IPA combining caramel and malt flavours with a well-balanced and substantial bitterness, which is topped off by a tantalising hop aroma with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Light carbonation allows the full flavour of this beer to shine through.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrabren (39) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled in Sheridan’s Pub, Zagreb, Croatia. Almost clear golden with white creamy firm head. Tropical fruit salad aroma, hints of mango and banana, sweet with a slight alcohol kick that lasts in your mouth. Full body, medium carbonation. It is extremely easily drinkable despite the high alcohol content. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle, medium stable long lasting head, clear light orange to dep gold colour, biscuity aroma with light citrus and pine notes, and some spice, malty barnyard flavour, with orange marmalade and a mellow medium strong citrusy bitterness. Highly enjoyable and quite easy to drink for a DIPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vedran (7) - CROATIA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Aroma exceptional, appearance intreaguetaste sweet full mouth, a little bit red in yellow cillour. Overall grade is allmost perfect and firm sure advise to try it and enjoy in its good characteristic.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (130) - München, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Grapefruit and spruce aroma. Clear gold with minimal but persistent lacing. Flavors of resin, citrus, spruce, grapefruit with sweet malt and alcohol background. Burning mouthfeel with lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (206) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at corcoran's Sacre Coeur. Cooper color nice white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Toffee malty flavors. Hop balance is pine, onion grassy. Hop bitter lingering finish with sticky sweetness in the finish too. Nice (but boozy) DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (424) - CROATIA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a very thin off white head, aroma is sweet citrus fruits and some hops, taste starts sweet malt with a hint of caramel then turns bitter with some grapefruit, finish is dry bitter, this is pretty good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7842) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavour is sweet malt, pine, caramel, alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matis (104) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Flat white head. Hoppy aroma, resiny, piny kind of hops. Kick of caramel at the begining, some unriped green fruity notes. Little bit unballanced and heavy IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1092) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 18, 2014
Deep golden towards amber appearance with medium head. Caramel and citrus aroma, sweet and bitter at the same time with some sourness. Taste feels odd at first but develops into rounded and balanced beer. Decent Double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1648) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Aroma strong hoppy, resiny, citrusy. Clear golden to amber colour. Stable head. Taste is initially very sweet, caramel, fruity, berries. Slowly changes into strong hoppy bitterness, incorporating resiny and citrusy flavours. Obviously high in alcohol. Sipper by all means. Very good.


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