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Carolina Pale Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Pale AleCarolina Pale Ale

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.08%


Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2003)
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Reviews by Luigi:
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Luigi

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear golden color that produces a white half finger head with a normal pour. I was able to get a full finger with and aggressive pour. The head settles down to a think lace around the glass but does retain and sticks around the glass for the life of the beer.

The aroma is light with hints of lemon zest and pale grainy malt. Not a lot going on but nothing terrible. Very clean nose

Very light in flavor with that lemon zest and grainy yest soft malt. Kind of grassy hop with some hints of citrus.

finished very clean and quenching on the palate. Super drinkable ale.

If they would have called this ale a Kölsch ale, Then it would be perfect!! Just does not match the profile of this style at all

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 02:04:42 | More by Luigi
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Carolina Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.