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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: 55   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4364) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of a friend, shared with JMGreenUK Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear light copper colour with an off-white head. Fruity, hoppy and caramel aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with some dry finish. Overall, a nice brew but with some sweet too much.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coleee1 (11) - SLOVENIA - SEP 8, 2014
Amber coloured with nice head and great lacing. Aroma is not strong enough for this kind of beer, pine, grapefruit, caramel... Taste is quite boozy, alkohol should be more hidden. Not a very balanced beer, but still not a bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5410) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
leggermente ambrata limpida nuona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate lieve caramello fruttate buona luppolatura un pi agrumata buon corpo amaro medio bilanciata poco secca

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8727) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Mum and Dads, from Tesco Dundalk, 30/08/14. Clear golden amber with a well appointed light beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is caramel malt, citric sherbets, bitter orange, touch of grapefruit, woody notes. Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter orange, light grapefruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Drinkable, but as the APA I had from this brewer, rather pedestrian and ’entry level’ for style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrabren (47) - 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 (1707) - 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 (8) - 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 (148) - 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.


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