Beer Wednesday – O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale
Happy Beer Wednesday! This week I’m happy to be reviewing an Irish beer that is vegan. I’ve been looking for a quality Irish beer after I found out that Guinness uses isinglass in its fining process.
O’Hara’s IPA, that’s Irish Pale Ale, was better than I expected. The hoppy, citrus burst that I expected to be a little overpowering was rich and smooth, with an almost peaty freshness.
The nose was bright and fresh, and the flavor was just the way one would want an IPA to taste. In general, I think that I really like this beer. At 5.2% ABV, O’Hara’s IPA makes for a solid session beer, and one that will appeal to all hop lovers as well as to those looking for just a little bite. The head was full and didn’t fade too quickly, although there was little to no lacing left on the glass, but overall, I quite enjoyed this beer.
I’m happy to give this vegan beer a 4/6 on my six-pack scale.