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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, tangarine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, old hops, orange - tangarine, candy - sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is solid grapefruity and pine hoppy. Pine and grapefruity. Dry and slight herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32210) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, straw, and spices, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle at Ølfestival 2015. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and candies. Fruity flavour of hops, candies and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23920) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Draught at SBWF. Clear deep golden, coarse head. Fruity nose with butter and grapefruit. Mid sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Apricot and butter, some honey. MId bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16077) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Clear deep amber colour lasting beige head. Resiny hoppy aroma. Some toffee, some resiny hop, some bitterness. Quite a good hit of alcohol. Yes it is quite sweet. I do like the hops too. Nice enough if a little too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15216) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.


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