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Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA

Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial IPA
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Adrian1989 (1) - Mexico city, MEXICO - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
Buena aroma a cítricos, muy buen color, al principio ligeramente amarga y al final un poco seca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
18th November 2015
Hazy gold - amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Minerals. Airy malts bring caramel and cream, mild to medium sweet. Hops are mild pine into ripe orange and a little marmalade. Citric peel bitterness and a touch of tropical fruits at the end. Light finish. Hangs together well, nicely balanced and pretty drinkable. A most pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at Public Corner, Vasa. Golden honeyish color, steady small white head. A bit harsh, citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrusy, a bit bready. Hoppy but same time harsh and alcoholic. Not very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23653) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottled@Public Corner, Vaasa. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild resin and some toffee. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrusy and some alcohol to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Spar. Clear, light amber with no head. Grapefruit hop aroma with some sweetness behind. Flavour has some nice pine and resin hops. Gets better each mouthful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
500ml bottle served in a pint. Pours a slightly hazy orange color forming a big and solid white head with good retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. Great nose, strong notes of pine, resin and grapefruit. Sweet pale malts and booze. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Notes of sweet pale malts, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Moderate bitterness to a double IPA. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly sweet and fruity aftertaste. Notes of grapefruit. Good drinkability. Nice double IPA. American character with Irish accent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1038) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle at home, orange beer, small head, aroma is malts, some hops, taste is the same with a bitter aftertaste. nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (488) - München, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
This is like a hops wine. All in all a great creation of an Irish beer. This beer is very interesting and with many facettes in the later phase. A good double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, notes of almond, marzipan, slightly floral, fruity hoppy overtones, hints of tangerine, sultana, candied orange peel, a sugary touch. Taste is moderately sweet malty, hints of almond, marzipan, hoppy overtones with hints of sultana and candied orange peel; sugary Barley Wine resemblance, kind of fluid Christstollen. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (629) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Amber to copper colored, clear, small to medium off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, syrupy candy, herbal and citrus. Taste is medium to strong sweet caramel malt, candy syrupy, medium strong grapefruit and herbal hops aroma and medium+ bitterness. Medium to full bodied, syrupy. I still like it but it’s too sweet and malty.

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