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Carolina India Pale Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

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Carolina India Pale Ale
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-19-2005)
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Reviews by HopDerek:
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for this gift.

Pours a clear amber color with 1.5 fingers of foamy off-white head. Good retention left some decent lacing stick behind. Smells of sweet cereal malt, herbal and spicy hops, grass, lemon, and light piney notes. Tastes of earthy hops, spicy hops, and lemon zest with a pretty good balance thanks to some caramel and sweet bready notes. Finishes with some dry grass elements and more of the earthy and spicy hop lingering. Medium in body with moderate but poppy carbonation. Smooth and semi-sticky with a pretty good lingering bitterness with a slightly metallic feel. A good earthy IPA, easy to drink and session. I'd have no problem polishing a few of these off.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 19:51:31 | More by HopDerek
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Carolina India Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.