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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: 99   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9344) - 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 (1603) - 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 (13904) - 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 (474) - - 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 (3495) - 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 (1259) - 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 (1893) - 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 (5729) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a light hazy deep golden-amber colour with a steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of hops, herbs and citrus fruits. Taste of hops, light barley, peaches, grapefruit, zest, pine, herbs and flowers. Easy drinkable. Good one, enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padchenko (139) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2015
500ml, 7.5%. Amber ale with no head. Medium carbonation. Flavour is both sweet and hoppy in the mouth but the bitterness in the aftertaste is limited. Balanced and flavoursome. Strong beer with a kick. Lovely.


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