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Carolina India Pale Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

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Carolina India Pale Ale
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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 nsmartell:
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this beer while on a lay over at the Charlotte airport. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours orange in color with a thin off-white head that did not last long.

Smell: Nice grassy nose.

Taste: Just as the smell suggests, very grassy but balanced with bready malt.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with nice carbonation.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer for waiting for a flight. Would drink again if ever back in the area.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2009 01:14:29 | More by nsmartell
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4/5  rDev +7%

07-06-2014 00:24:43 | More by Dustin201811
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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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

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

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

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Pennsylvania

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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

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

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Carolina India Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.