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IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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47 Reviews
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Reviews: 47
Hads: 123
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 23.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pwoods on 09-19-2008

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Reviews: 47 | Hads: 123
Reviews by patpbr:
Photo of patpbr
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mt. Carmel Brewing IPA pours a deep amber with a foamy head. not a lot of scent. A somewhat flavor neutral taste that gives off some hops a malty mouth feel. Overall theirs not enough of the pine and hop flavors that i like, It turned into just a 7 percent abv beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this local brewer. This is a very solid, albeit not spectacular, IPA. But then, very few are. Well done Mt Carmel!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This offering from Mt. Carmel is ok....nothing to rave about. The beer poured a cloudy orange with this white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent has some bitterness with orange peel zeal. The taste is a fight between sweet mat and bittering hops....finish bitter. The mouhfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its more like an English style IPA than American.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JoshuaJ
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.


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Photo of bluejacket74
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company. Poured from the glass into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick with a very frothy head , solid lacing, and a deep golden body.

I smell a fair amount of hops with this one. Not much else going on here.

Tastes like the piney hops mentioned on the label, along with very bright malts. With a metallic aftertaste, pretty close to blood to be entirely candid. I kinda like this, if we're having a truth party. This being said, the metallic aftertaste is VERY subjective to each individual drinker.

The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and crisp.

Overall, I'll give IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company a 4.5 If the blood-like copper taste didn't show up in the taste, I'm sure I would have rated this up higher.

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Photo of dcisco44
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.31/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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,

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Photo of buschbeer
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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IPA from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.