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IPA - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-07-2013 23:02:35 | More by davemathews68
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color, a one-finger head slowly settles
S: Toffee, citrus rinds but not much complexity
T: Very malty, some toffee, just a hint of hops towards the finish. See the 'overall' for my thoughts here
M: Medium-bodied, smooth but lacks the bite of an IPA
O: Overall this reminds me much more of an APA if anything than an IPA. It lacks the herbal characteristics and bitterness of an IPA. Not a bad beer by any stretch, though not particularly memorable and does not accurately fit the stated style in my opinion

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 23:22:50 | More by ONUMello
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +13%

04-08-2013 13:44:57 | More by elkinbrown
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Pinioned

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-29-2013 02:39:18 | More by Pinioned
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Hanselpb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-20-2013 22:57:38 | More by Hanselpb
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-19-2013 14:47:09 | More by Chris77McGrath
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-05-2013 21:41:25 | More by RedneckBeerz
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brandonati

Ohio

2/5  rDev -39.8%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +28%

01-03-2013 01:27:41 | More by Lukass
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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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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-03-2012 23:56:32 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Lee45102

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-20-2012 00:26:33 | More by Lee45102
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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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patpbr

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 22:08:17 | More by patpbr
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark amber with a good slightly off-white head. Some evident carbonation. Mild lacing.

S: Fairly mild aromas, with some mild hops, malt, and faint citrus notes coming through.

T: Malty with some definite bitterness. Mild hops can be detected along with some mild spice. Slight licorice. Perhaps a touch of a whiskey taste. Is this an IPA?

M: Somewhat earthy with some decent dryness and bitterness. It feels a bit thick for an IPA.

O: A beer with varied tastes, some of which work. If it didn't say it was an IPA, I'm not sure I'd know it was one (to me, it tastes more along the lines of a Newcastle Brown Ale). Maybe somewhere along the way it was and the hops had faded significantly by the time I tasted it. It's interesting, but just not what I would go for if I'm thinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 11:50:21 | More by NumberNone
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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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macrosmatic

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a clear gold, with a one finger white head and a nice amount of visible carbonation. Lacing through the drink is good.

A: Pine and faint fruity hops with a strong caramel malt backbone.

T: Taste similar to the nose but adds citrus hops flavor - a touch up front, but mostly in the hang.

M: Bit of a creamy mouthfeel for an IPA but still good carbonation. Bitter-ish hang for a few beats. Alcohol presence is minimum.

O: Better than I expected. When I got on here to review this one, I was a little surprised to see the low ratings this beer had received on BA. This one was a solid IPA, not great, but I would be glad to drink another one.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:59:30 | More by macrosmatic
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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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jaay


3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-11-2012 20:04:35 | More by jaay
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-06-2012 02:02:55 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-24-2012 12:53:05 | More by meanmutt
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bottle from Jungle Jim's in Cincinatti, poured into a weizen glass.

A: Absolutely perfect. Pure golden, translucent, with an almost pure-white two-finger head on top. The head has slightly diminshed, but is still a half-finger, with the last few sips to go. Lacing runs all the way down and the beer bubbles like champagne. Gorgeous.

S: Not much here at all. Light pine, a little hops. Kind of smells like butt. Or butter.

T: Very sour. A strong blast of sour at first, which does mellow out into the pine and hops of a typical IPA. Gets better further down as I get used to it.

M: Pulls on the upper palate at first, but mellows out. Some light stickiness, but a good bit of hop tingle left over.

O: An ok IPA. It is beautiful and enticing, a work of art, to look at. However, the taste is a little sour for me to rate any higher.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 04:14:06 | More by beerme626
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Bought this sixer in Columbus, as this IPA still hasn't reached the Cleveland area yet.

Pours a hazy amber color with 1/4" of dense off-white foam that clings as it retreats down the sides of the glass.

Smells fairly malty, with hints of peach, light hops, and straw. Undertones of grapes, orange, and homney are also present.

Honey malt to start, with hop astingency that takes over. Mildly buttery in the middle, with a hop bitter to finish.

Medium bodied, with an astringent presentation that is slightly off-putting.

Overall, a decent, though not great IPA. I don't believe I've let this get too old; I bought it two months ago when it was fresh up from Cinci to Columbus.Still, the malty, almost buttery flavor I'm getting make it seem like a 6-8 month old beer. It was better two months ago, and I'll give it a score to reflect that. Still, beer should be able to last linger than two months, and I wonder if all the poor reviews below are reflective of a poor shelf like for this ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 00:49:42 | More by TheHoppiest
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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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rptrumpet


4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-14-2012 03:39:54 | More by rptrumpet
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