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IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pwoods on 09-19-2008)
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PDXHops

South Carolina

1.48/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 ounce bottle, courtesy of Ryan011235, poured into a Duvel tulip. Hazy burnt amber with a modest cap of off-white foam. OK retention, patchy lacing.

It seems these guys are one "a" away from having the perfect name. This stuff smells remarkably like a freshly unwrapped caramel candy, plus some weak floral and citrus notes.

Cake batter flavor pairs up with the caramel to drown out hints of pine and citrus, but can't obscure a certain soapiness. A touch of bitterness mercifully tries to cleanse the palate, but it's not meant to be. Just not a lot of fun to drink.

Surely this must be an old bottle; I can't come up with another explanation for the label of "India Pale Ale".

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 00:57:34 | More by PDXHops
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brandonati

Ohio

2/5  rDev -39.8%

01-13-2013 00:17:07 | More by brandonati
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2/5  rDev -39.8%

06-05-2014 23:14:01 | More by Kyrojack
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.28/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 21:21:46 | More by jmarsh123
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.33/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Another extra from a brewery I've never heard of. Very exciting.

Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper with suspended bubbles of carbonation. Thick creamy head with nice retention and dots of lacing. Seriously malty aroma; actually kind of nice if this was an amber instead of labeled as an IPA (soon to be a recurring theme). Caramel and biscuit malt, fairly sweet, blend with an intense earthy and mildly roasty finish. Intensely sweet caramel malt body, grain and earth throughout, but very little hop presence or bitterness. Finish is slightly ashy and very earthy. Weird balance of sweet and earth throughout that never quite blends right. Medium light body, moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Ugh, what to make of this. As an AIPA this is a disaster. As an amber, it's kind of interesting and maybe a 3.7. Regardless, I'll rate this as an AIPA and it won't be pretty.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:44:52 | More by yourefragile
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.42/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

Pours a clear copper with decent carbonation. 1 finger head along with some lacing. Smell is pretty weak. Definitely pick up on the malt but very little hop nose. Hops are hardly detectable at all. Beginning to wonder how old this is.

The taste is odd. The caramel and biscuit from the malt is definitely there but then a strong bitterness rushes in and lingers for a long time. There is no hop flavor at all, just this sharp bitterness.

It is not very pleasant at all. I’m willing to try this again if I get it fresh but until then, I can’t recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 00:45:54 | More by rangerred
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seeswo

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

05-12-2012 12:28:29 | More by seeswo
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target88

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

12-05-2013 23:42:11 | More by target88
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keeganfrank

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy, tea-colored beer with no head. None. Also, the aroma is pretty weak. I'm starting to wonder how old this bottle is; I can't find a freshness date on the anywhere. Odors of sweet orange and biscuit; I can't detect much else. Flavor is bitter orange peel, which tastes a little burnt. Undertones of caramel and dough. This is my first beer from Mt. Carmel and I'm a little underwhelmed; I hope their other selections are better.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 23:18:20 | More by keeganfrank
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projectflam86

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours deep brown/orange color with no trace of a head. Note: Poured fairly aggressive to try and induce a large head but nothing came up.

S- Faint pine and citrus smell. Some sweet biscuity malt is detectable. Hops are not easily found in the nose.

T- Bitter fruit esters and astringent alcohol. Some sweetness in the finish with some caramel tastes. Hops are not present, the bitterness is more of a spicy alcohol flavor.

M- Medium bodied with very low carbonation.

D- Wasn't really an IPA at all. Extremely undercarbonated without a head or hops in the taste.

Note: Wonder if I got a bad bottle? The taste was not unpleasant but it wasn't good and certainly not an IPA. May be carbonation problems, might pick up another just to make sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 04:25:33 | More by projectflam86
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Eriehle

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

12-24-2012 04:21:16 | More by Eriehle
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-08-2012 18:17:22 | More by t0rin0
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-22-2013 13:17:46 | More by McUbermensch
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pwoods

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2008 22:41:39 | More by pwoods
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 11/28/09

A - Murky deep copper color. Poured a thin layer of bubbles. Swirling revives; thin but ok retention. Splotchy strings of lace.

S - Malty nose - dry bread & biscuit with hints of caramel & toffee. Some floral & earthy hops in there, though seriously lacking. There is a distinct aroma of something soapy. The malts are even more apparent as it warms.

T - A bit more hops than in the nose; still, it's nowhere near what I'd expect. Piney bitterness with dirty floral & earthy hops. Sweet malt backdrop is prominent with biscuit, sweet bread, caramel & toffee. As with the nose, the soapiness is pervasive. All told it's rather murky.

M - Medium body with reasonable carbonation. Any bitterness doesn't bother to linger, but the soap & murkiness do. Meh...

D - Drinkability could be worse. This beer exhibits enough decent aspects that lead me to believe it could be fairly good with a few tweaks. For the time being it doesn't quite cut it. I'd like to see it cleaned & polished with a much-improved hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 04:28:37 | More by Ryan011235
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nlmartin

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer was served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark amber coloration. The head is thick and white. The head resolves down into a thin ring of foam. Thick white lacing lines the glass as the beer is consumed.

Smell: The beer is dominated by the smell of toasted caramel malt. The hop bill is slightly citric with a flash of herbal pine. I was really hoping for a hop bomb.

Taste: The beers flavor delivers a toasted medley of sweet caramel and bittering grass pine flavors. The flavor improved after the second glass and as the beer warmed up. Still not to my taste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beers body is creamy and on the medium side. The beer is an easy drinker. I understand the beer is still in the experimental stage. I will give this beer another try in a few months. This isnt a bad beer its just not brewed to my taste.

Serving type: growler

01-03-2009 03:25:32 | More by nlmartin
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-16-2012 03:13:25 | More by Rod_J
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jonaspb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-23-2013 04:58:48 | More by jonaspb
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-26-2014 19:18:04 | More by drdiesel9483
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-20-2014 04:19:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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tballinger

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-18-2013 01:26:31 | More by tballinger
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Yesdog

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-04-2013 17:53:50 | More by Yesdog
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2011 05:00:32 | More by jenray
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-08-2013 05:14:52 | More by jkball01
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beerslushy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2013 16:46:18 | More by beerslushy
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IPA from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.