O’HARA’S IRISH PALE ALE 50CL – Craft Beer Reviews

O'HARA'S IRISH PALE ALE 50CL - Craft Beer Reviews

Originally launched in 2009 as “The Goods Store IPA”, a cask conditioned beer, this was the last recipe developed by Carlow Brewing Company in the old Goods Store premises in Carlow town where the brewery was originally housed. O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale quickly gained a lot of momentum and has received excellent reviews from beer critics and the CAMRA group.

This Irish Pale Ale was added to the O’Hara’s core brand range in 2010 and was voted Beer of the Year – Grand Prize Winner 2010 by the members of Description: Contemporary style I.P.A. dry hopped for extra aroma. Appearance: Rich golden colour with a white head. Flavours: This pale ale has a light malt base with just the right mouth feel 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 the late addition of cascade hops. Aftertaste: The Citrus flavours give way at the end to the floral, spicy bitterness of Amarillo hops.


Price Range – €3.19



“Brewing in Ireland has an ancient history, which like different beer styles, has evolved over time.  Historically Irish ales were fermented without hops and by the time the late 1700s came around porter breweries were in popular demand.  By the 18th century most market towns in Ireland boasted at least one brewery with different regions producing different styles of beer.

Ireland’s hops were cultivated in the midlands and Carlow became particularly famous for having the best arable land in the country, land that to this day is still used for growing high quality malt. Old malt houses can still be seen all along the River Barrow and these would have serviced the breweries and distilleries of the country through the navigable river and canal system.” Read More

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