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Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenOver (112) - SLOVENIA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours nice with minimum head. Smell is not strong, quite ale-ish. Also the taste. Still good to drink though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3123) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel with light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Too much caramel for me - not overly too sweet though. Body is bit thin - could use more bitterness to balance caramel sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (856) - CROATIA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours clear orange with small white head. Nice lacing. Fruity aroma. Malty with some fruity hoppiness. Expected more hops and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8335) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig hopfig, reife Früchte, harzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, Karamell, hopfig, reife Früchte, dezent bitter im Abgang.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy gold. Aroma of malt and stale hops. Sweet malty flavor with some honey, stale hops and a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Sweet, seems old.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (207) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 25, 2014
Clear orange colour with a small white head. Good lacing. Aroma is caramel and grapefruit. Caramel flavour with medium bitterness. Reminds me of and American pale ale. Pretty easy to drink even though it is 7.5%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2014
Jun ’14. A 0.5 l bottle @Magic beer room, Zagreb. It poured clear dark golden body with medium sized head. Aroma was fine, grapefruit and other citrus notes came from both hops and its malt. Bitter flavor, but not too much, showing more orange sweetness and caramel than hops. Simple and one-dimensional. Medium bodied with bittersweet finish perfectly matching the flavor. Alcohol was hidden really nicely. Unfortunately, worse than most of the home brews just tasted that afternoon, however, simple as it was, it was rather drinkable ale and admittedly I might had too big expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
Malziger Geruch, süß, Honig, Zitrusklänge. Antrünkchen süß, Zitrus. Mitte honigartig, malzig, ölig. Klingt aus mit Zitrusnoten, malzig, süßlich-bitter, schokoladig. Sehr gut.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arabean (2) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
Very nice, amber color with significant lacing. Smooth, medium bitter mouthfeel with lot of body. Aroma is full of caramel and grapefruits, very malty but without any defects. No bitter aftertaste, very drinkable and light in double IPA style. Dense and sweet but gentle and not too heavy. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is medium to srong bitter with a big smooth nettle resin hop pale and along bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.


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