Carlow O’Hara’s Double IPA

overall
68
24
style
Brewed by Carlow
Style: Imperial IPA
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (2264) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Clear golden, no head. Nose is very sweet, very caramel. Initial taste is firmly sweet, white grapefruit and pineapple but far too sweet and no vibrancy. Carbonation is sleek and mouthfeel quick enough. Finishes much re sweetness but it’s worryingly balanced in this regard which does it all the favours.

Bottle from Vineyard, "Do we really need this tasting?" tasting"

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at home... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Light sweet floral fruit nose.. Juicy zezty passion orange fruits nose

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle thanks to McNeillR. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - rich oranges and apricots. Taste - lovely dank orange. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11669) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours golden orange, nose is caramel, toffee, light pine, taste is sticky, sweet, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (4375) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Bottled. Pours clear deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, apricot, niney notes, a little spice and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (2275) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 2, 2016
BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear copper, beige head with lacing. Crystal malts, caramel and lollipops, faint piney hops and notes of alcohol. Kind of the opposite to what a good modern IPA should be (even if this bottle is not fresh).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (830) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2016
Look: clear amber with strong fluffy white head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, pine, spicy herbs, minty lollypop. Taste: moderate sweet with moderate bitterness, salt. Flavour: citruses, herbs, pine, toffee, caramel. Some alcohol in the finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle, 500ml *** Colour: Dark hazy amber, with a big, off-white head. *** Nose: Caramel, toffee, mild citrusy, spicy hops. *** Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy. Soft carbonation. *** Taste: Orange, orange peel, caramel, a hint of cinnamon - medium dry. Sweetish middle of toffee, herbs and a pine note. Pine comes to the fore in the finish, with mild resin, and in the long aftertaste. *** Impressions: This one takes to a long time to reveal its IPA character, being predominantly malty until the finish. Full-bodied, heavy stuff; the alcohol is noticeable, but not annoyingly so. Not the most typical Imperial IPA, but a complex, satisfying strong ale.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
h0ppingmad (103) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2016
On tap @The Jarvey’s Rest in Muckross, Kerry. Pours a golden amber with an off-white frothy head. Very slight aroma of malts. Taste is malty and sweet with hoppy citrus aftertaste, but more a pale ale/IPA than a double. Medium body and light carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
byronyasgur (4) - IRELAND - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Great taste, aroma and appearance - great beer overall - really cant fault it on anything.


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