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Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle at Sternbräu, Rankweil. Aroma is light biscuity malt, fruity hops, citrus, sweet orange. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Nice easy bit sweetish IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5485) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Grass, pencil shavings, caraway and thyme on the nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Honey, orange peel, dough. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Seems to have a herbal spiciness I often find in rye beers. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from my dad. A golden orange to yellow sparkling beer ; small white head ; medium retention. Resin, herb, fruits (lemon, red berries), light spice, light caramel, flower. Medium dry bitter refreshing ; sweet note. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, fruity herbal expressive finish. Overall, a good light fruity herbal ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
Pours golden clear with small head. Aroma is fresh grass, floral notes, citrus, some sour notes, apple. Taste is quite same, refreshing. After taste gives some strong citrus bitterness. Nice beer!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blastomorpha (57) - - MAY 12, 2016
Nothing really interesting to say about. Some citrus in the aroma and flavour, but it’s just another bland beer from O’Hara’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle acquired thhrough WolfCarnivals exit from work. Cheers pal. I enjoyed this out on the balcony on a hot day. Perfect conditions. It’s bitter and dry. Grapefruit notes. Tastes like an English PAle Ale as much as that’s a thing. Quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 20, 2016
UPDATED: APR 20, 2016 I thought I rated this one. Bottle at Sheridan?s Irish Pub in Zagreb. Hazy golden, small white head. Elderberry, flowers, meadow. Sweet, light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Some hoppiness in the finish, some malts also. Nice texture, but to carbonated. I remember this as a better beer while it was on tap.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2016
Golden color with a light khaki colored head. Interesting scents, with toasted malt, light coffee. raw grains and buttered noodles. BB 28 June 2017, so freshness should not be an issue. Flavors of floor malt and raw grains. Generic bitterness, akin to sucking on an aspirin. Sooo, an Irish pale/amber ale. Whoop! Not!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMan91 (9) - RUSSIA - APR 10, 2016 does not count
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (3317) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
Tap as part of flight purely for the new brewery tick. Dirty blonde beer sudsy white head. Nose is fruity and fairly malty. Tastes of odd fruits like honey dew that’s been out a bit, some bitter hops, pine sol, malt. Thin and muddy palate.


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