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Carolina India Pale Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina India Pale Ale
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.89%


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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-07-2013 03:14:26 | More by hellhammermario
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-31-2014 04:22:35 | More by senttochris
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-15-2014 20:48:50 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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dave317

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-09-2014 16:40:33 | More by dave317
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-29-2014 23:58:22 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-26-2014 17:42:01 | More by Bluescooter
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

01-17-2014 01:58:25 | More by rorjets
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-26-2013 01:41:12 | More by Kappakoosh
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-17-2013 15:10:03 | More by KevinGordon
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-01-2013 19:27:02 | More by oline73
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AlCzerik

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-04-2013 19:51:33 | More by AlCzerik
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Sickerrai

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-19-2013 16:13:00 | More by Sickerrai
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, slightly hazed, dark caramel coloring with a thin, sparse, off-white surface coat of head. Nose of tropical fruit forward, with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Backbone of tangy sweet caramel, with some roasty notes, too. Flavors are bitter and resin forward, with a cedar tassel characteristic, light fruit sweet and tart, and a solid caramel backbone. The palate is kept light by an effervescent body, with a sweet, slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish is slightly lingering, with a more malt-centric flavor left behind. Easy to drink, and very balanced.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:41:17 | More by GarthDanielson
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-30-2013 02:28:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

06-16-2013 05:03:18 | More by megamass
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Brenden

Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very clear and pretty much the epitome of amber, this brew's head is impressive. When it comes down from a massive height after the pour, its settling is just less than two fingers. The proud-looking eggshell white crown is heavy, craggy, thick and dense. It leaves a heavy ring at the top of the glass, and that's followed by some impressive patching. It finally settles to its final stage at half a finger. It may be malts more than anything, but it's impressive.
Malts it is. I don't get any real pungency out of this beer; in fact, it's hard to smell much of anything. When I do, I get biscuit, caramel, a bi of a tinny note, and a little citrus rind.
There's definitely more hop flavor, though. Citrus zest, as found in the nose, is followed by some pith, some leaf, and a bit of a woody dryness. This does balance well with malts, which add some caramel sweetness as a touch of a fruity note makes its way through.
This beer has a creamy flow to it with a nice crisp touch in a medium body that's almost light. Carbonation is a bit fluffy but is kept in check.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 14:31:31 | More by Brenden
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-06-2013 18:59:46 | More by ZEB89
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

03-08-2013 14:55:35 | More by Duvel
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Absolutely crystal clear dark orange, copper, head is nice film of pure white

S: Resiny and floral hops are only aroma

T: Hop forward with resin dominating, other than that its hard to discern much in the way of malt flavors, finishes a little hot from pure hop bitterness, lacks flavor throughout entire taste

M: Medium body, decent carbonation, very dry

O: Ok, doesn't stand out in a crowd but doesn't have any bad characteristics

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:27:18 | More by dpodratsky3
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Cmaster03

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-16-2012 18:08:46 | More by Cmaster03
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jtd335

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-11-2012 13:01:38 | More by jtd335
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netrioter

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

9.99 for a growler from Quick Mart in Chapel Hill N.C.

was driving through Chapel Hill near the university and noticed a "questionable" convenient store and i told my girlfriend that i would bet her 100 bucks that you can find drug pipes,condoms,porn and "alternative" herbal smoking blends due to being so close to campus...she would have lost that bet.

They also have a outstanding import and local beer section.

They had 6 different growlers from Carolina Brewing so i picked one up.

Impression from opening....EXTREMELY SKUNKED...im thinking because of bad refrigeration,ive had this on tap before and it wasnt this skunky....it was foul smelling.... i just dropped 10 bucks on it so i threw it in the freezer for 2 hours....here it goes...

Good bitterness,orange hue and even though it was kind of smelly the taste came through.

If youre a Dogfish Head IPA fan you may like this as well.

if you see this in the bottle its worth a try. I think it goes for 6-7 a 6 pack

Serving type: growler

11-17-2012 20:46:13 | More by netrioter
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M_Burkey


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-03-2012 21:54:38 | More by M_Burkey
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: caramel and some earthy tones are easily detectable.

Taste: caramel, mild bitterness, soft citrus, and a mild earthiness creates a very mild flavored IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very mellow and mild IPA that is easy to drink but leans more towards a pale ale for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:00:03 | More by Gavage
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7%

09-10-2012 01:15:48 | More by t0rin0
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Carolina India Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.