IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
3.55/5 rDev +6.9%
Hazy orange with a rich one finger white head. Because of the haziness its difficult to determine how much carbonation is present.
I'm smelling caramel, honey, and some floral hop aromas.
It's got that grapefruit hop bitterness followed by sweet malts. I'm also getting some notes of roastiness.
Medium bodied, coats the mouth and not sensing a lot of carbonation. The hop bitterness is backed by a malt presence. It leaves a lemony tingling sensation on the tip of my tongue on the finish which is interesting. This I think is the best part of this beer.
A solid IPA from a decent local brewery. I will most certainly share this with out of town friends and family and be proud to call it local!
02-11-2012 20:36:04 | More by JCaweinstein
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2.78/5 rDev -16.3%
The Comet had this on tap. Last I heard this was still in experimental stages but that was a couple months ago when I was able to sneak a sample with Peanut.
A: Pours dark amber, definitely a bit too dark for the style. Short head on the pour. Some lacing.
S: Light citrus aroma with a touch of resin. Very malty with some baking spices.
T/M: Taste is much the same. The spices come out even more, too much. Lots of sweetness, a bit of caramel. Hops definitely aren't dominant and the malts just overpower them. Body is medium light aided by strong carbonation. No lingering bitterness.
D: Drinks decently. This actually tastes very similar, if not dead on, what I tried with Peanut. We both agreed that it was a bit dark and definitely too sweet. Hops really need to pop more and they might if the malt bill is toned down quite a bit. Not horrible at all... just not an IPA.
09-19-2008 22:41:39 | More by pwoods
3.73/5 rDev +12.3%
Pours a very cloudy amber with a small head and some lacing.
Smells...different. Toffeeish malts and piney hops. The malts in particular sort of through me for a loop. Not bad, just what you typically pick up from an American IPA.
The bitter, piney hops hit you right up front, but fade very quickly to the roasted, carmelly, toffeeish malts. So weird. The malts are very prominent here, it's unlike any other IPA I've ever had. The bitterness comes back at the end and lingers quite nicely.
Overall mouthfeel is decent. There's not a lot of carbonation here, which I've come to expect from an IPA. It's not nearly as crisp as other IPA's either. Medium bodied.
Drinkability is good. I've heard that this was brewed with being a session beer in mind, and I can definitely taste that in the finished product. The hops won't leave your tongue feeling numb after a few glasses. That said, I prefer my IPA's to be crisp and refreshing. This one is more along the lines of a fall sipper. When the leaves are turning and the breeze starts to get that bite, I'll bring this beer back out and enjoy it again.
06-22-2009 12:57:41 | More by JoshuaJ
3.6/5 rDev +8.4%
From raznug in a local4locals trade.
12oz into tulip.
Very nice pour, dark, opaque amber with a creamsicle head. Sticky lacing stays with the brew throughout.
Smells like an IPA, hops forward, little if any malt. Strong earth/grass armoa.
Flavor is mild but good. A little bitter with some alchohol bite. More citrus rind than citrus.
Nothing outstanding, rather no one aspect of this makes it exceptional, but similarly nothing detracts from the enjoyment.
09-23-2010 18:16:16 | More by CooperEllis
3.65/5 rDev +9.9%
12 ounce bottle, single picked up at Jungle Jim's. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. It smells like pine hops and caramel and toasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some honey I can taste. However, the hops aren't as strong in the taste as compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's pretty smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a decent enough brew. Seems to be a little low on the hops for an IPA, but it's still a good beer.
07-10-2009 23:01:51 | More by bluejacket74
3.75/5 rDev +13%
A: Amber in color. With white head, which is slowly sinking..
S: Some citrus, but mostly grassy and earthy, with an underlying sweetness of carmel and Malt.
T: Hops are not as prevalent as I would imagine, but rather meld in with the malt body and carmel sweetness. The hops that are there are quite earthy with a little bit of spice. Nice and mellow.
M: Creamy smooth, with carbonation that fits the style.
D: Good, but not the best IPA on the market. But it is local, tasty, and fairly inexpensive.
02-04-2010 03:34:44 | More by Beejay
2.28/5 rDev -31.3%
Pours a deep cloudy caramel with a 1/2 finger of off-white creamy head leaving spotty lacing.
Aroma is malt forward. Some sweet caramel malt and biscuit with a subdued hop presence.
Not much upfront flavor. A lot of the caramel malt from the nose and a little biscuit comes through. The finish finally shows some hops in the form of some citrus flavor, but also kind of metallic with a harsh astringency.
Mouthfeel is a bit light with medium carbonation levels.
This beer is strange. Not much bitterness until the very end and not a pleasant finish. I'll pass on another.
02-03-2012 21:21:46 | More by jmarsh123
3.18/5 rDev -4.2%
Got this one as an extra. Having visited the brewery last year it was nice to revisit them again. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this was consumed on 05/07/2009.
The pour was nice. Hazy amber in color with a soft white head that faded quickly and left behind only minimal lacing. Light aroma of bready malts, hints of light pine hops in the back, but too light o really make a diffrence. Light flavor, more malty then a hop bomb, but still nicely balanced with a medium feel and smooth carbonation, easy to drink, but forgettable in the grand scheme of things,
Overall not much to see here. You run of the mill IPA, without much in the way of originality. Not bad, average,
05-08-2009 00:35:40 | More by mikesgroove
3.35/5 rDev +0.9%
12 FL OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It looks like a sunset. It has an orange center, gradually lightening towards the edges where in is yellow. This beer is hazy and topped with two inches of beige head.
S - For an IPA it has a lot of malt in the smell. I get some bread/biscuit. I do get a little pine from the hops.
T - As soon as I took a drink I thought I bought an old six pack. The malt is strong with a pine finish. This taste a lot maltier than most IPA's that I have tried. However, the finish does have a decent amount of pine.
M - Thick for an IPA. It looked thick when I poured it, and the mouthfeel is pretty full. It is very viscous.
O - This beer is maltier than I like my IPA's, and I prefer citrus flavors to pine. This is not an IPA that I will revisit unless I would find it on draft.
10-02-2013 19:27:53 | More by buschbeer
3.68/5 rDev +10.8%
Got the opportunity to try this one thanks to Kirok1999 as an extra.
Appearance is relatively bland, no real head or lacing to note. Smell is good- there is a grainy, wheaty hop nose up front with some lemon and alchohol on the back end. Taste is a bit different. The wheatiness is still somewhat present, more of a grassy feel to it and decent astringency. Nice lingering hops. Mouthfeel is decent, slightly oily with little carbonation.
Drinkability is good.
Overall, not a bad little IPA.
07-04-2009 04:20:18 | More by supercolter
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Just over one finger of off-white, dense frothy head. Retention is poor, but a small ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Pretty tame. The dominant aroma is caramel, while the hops are subdued and offer flowers and a bit of sugariness.
3.5 T: Again, the hops don't do much to pop, but this still tastes pretty good. I'd call it an amber ale before I call it an IPA. Speaking of which, this is a much better amber ale that their actual amber ale. Caramel with a pleasant neutral malt sweetness backing it up. Bitterness is low. Hop flavor is mildly fruity in a flowery way. Borderline 4.0 here.
3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fine here, but nothing spectacular. I'd prefer it to be silkier on the tongue.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but a terrible IPA considering it offers little hop taste and even less hop bitterness. Still, this is a decent amber ale.
10-26-2011 02:11:05 | More by DavoleBomb
IPA from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.