Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Carlow, Ireland


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Keg& bottles, regular.Dry hopped for extra aroma, this pale ale has a light malt base with just the right mouthfeel to allow the hop character to predominate. Grapefruit like bitterness is full and lasting and is balanced by a zesty citrus burst of aroma from two late additions of cascade hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
0.5l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a near clear light cloudy orange body with a small dense off-white head. Aroma is light fruity with notes of malts. Average carbonated and medium-bodied. Tastes light fruity and yeasty, notes of leafs and green apple, grass and something best described as beach. Ends medium bitter and light dry. Not to exciting but definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at Øl og matfestivalen. Golden body with small white head. Hoppy aroma of fruit, grass, some malt. Bitter and malty taste with grapefruit, good bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marko (3766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle from the Kuća Piva in Zagreb, shared with Pekko and heavy. Poured an amber body with a big white head. Sweet grainy malty nose. Bitter herbal taste, really not distinctive, and not too complex. Strong long bitter aftertaste. Another O’Hara’s that I just couldn’t bring myself to like (only the Celebration Stout wasn’t like that and I loved it). Meh. Will rerate though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle shared. Golden clear, thin white head. Smells of pine, malts and spice. Taste is malty with good sweetness. Some bitter finish with pine hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter and caramelish malty flavoured. Bitter and toasted malty into a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden color with a small white head. Fresh aroma of floral and grapefruity hops and some biscuity malt. Nice hoppy flavor with flowers, some fruitiness and some backing malt sweetness (biscuits and bread hints), finishes moderately bitter with some citrus. Medium-bodied with a rather strong carbonation. I’d like a bit more bitterness, and the over-carbonation is a bit annoying, but the hops aroma and flavor are nice and make for a good drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golxden body. Creamy tanned head that becomes a film, leaving good lacing. Invitingly hoppy, grassy and herbal on the nose with notes of citrus. Light sweet, mild bitter flavors with a distinct aromatic character containing malty notes, but also hops, especially in the bitter and dry finish. Medium body. Flatish and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
bottle at Patricks. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apricot, malt, hop, fruit, grass. Flavour is malt, hop, apricot, fruit, grass. medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garza (566) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 24, 2011
Pours amber colour with a very slight tan head. Nice sweet and floral aroma. Good taste with notes of citrus and hops but could be better. Lightly bitter and refreshing. Light body, thin feel, average carbonation, short after taste.

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