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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1112) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity with pine and hints of honey and caramel malts. Taste is also fruits mostly oranges and some biscuits. Aftertaste is bitter very nice balanced by some malt sweetness. Nice one.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corkyrory66 (921) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
Ipa double, avec sans jeu de mots, du malt d’orge et du froment non malté. Travaillé en dry hop, niveau abv de 7,5 % . Présentation en bouteille de 50 cl capsulée. Couleur ambre caramel, un peu artificiel. Clarté nette. Bulles fines en colonnes droites, assez vives. Mousse blanc cassé, crémeuse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, cassonade, pointe de noix !!! 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la belle prise de malt grillé, très (trop …pour le genre, s’entend). Arrière-bouche sans rapport au genre, amertume non fruitée. 2ème bouche pas très définie. Arrière-bouche qui ne précise rien. 3ème mieux fondue, amertume mieux définie, mais que vient faire ce candi brun ici ?? Arrière-bouche sympa, mais pas du tout dans une ipa. Longueur avec un assemblage très curieux, avec de la muscade, girofle, candi brun toujours. Jambes assez collantes. Levure incisive, ligne cassée. Alcool bien, mais inefficace sur l’harmonie. Finale sans envol, sans surprise. CONCLUSION : c’est d’abord, on l’aura compris, complètement hors du style !!! Ce n’est pas déplaisant, mais c’est inesthétique, contrairement au logo et à l’étiquette bien jolis … mais ce n’est pas ce que l’on voulait !!!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
500mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out spicy, floral hops, a little resin, and some caramel to back. Flavour is not so thrilling, with English hops, stale bready toffee, and some resin. Tastes a little stale and not very fresh or fruity. Not bad, but not too thrilling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1604) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Rødgylden klar skum skum hvid tæt lang Citrus malt grape korn Bitter meget sød lidt Oile blød @f1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14032) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - flowers. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 110415

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 10, 2015
Golden reddish colour with light brown head. Aroma of pine, citrus, hops, similar is flavour. Bitterness is not well, namely for my point of view is too aggressive and aftertaste is too dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3592) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Amber reddish. Strong pine, malty sweet caramel on nose. Full bodied, sweet malty, bitter. Grassy herby hoppy. Clean, but not that interesting.

-- bb

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1286) - USA - MAR 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle in kilcullen, Ireland. Enjoyable hoppy, bitter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1921) - Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, BBE 18/01/16. Pours a bright, slightly reddish orange with a medium, off-white head. Aroma begins a very strong barley-wine like with strong, sweet caramel and some pine. Some fruitiness. Taste is a lot of caramel, some pine, some general fruitiness. The caramel hit isn’t as strong as in the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5827) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Endlich mal etwas anderes vom O´Hara mit einer durchaus annehmbaren Trinkbarkeit und gewissen fruchtigen Aromen neben der hopfigen Front. Süffig, mild, Bitterkeit ok. Durchaus zu empfehlen.


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