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Carolina Pale Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

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Carolina Pale AleCarolina Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Sebas

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -41.2%

05-18-2014 23:10:54 | More by Sebas
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RegularSam

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

05-11-2014 01:04:05 | More by RegularSam
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

2.4/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I pour this brew into my sample glass at room temp. It pours a very light clear yellow, macro clone??
I get a bleached white soft head to foam up about 1 cm.
Aroma is grainy and maybe slight malt sweetness. very mild on the nose.
FIrst sip gives a light bodied brew with mild carbonation. Not a lot going on in the flavor department. I get a brief hit of graininess at the beginning and some sweetness of malt on the finish. I may also pick up just a faint hop bitterness inthe middle. This is one mild brew. very smooth light and easy to drink but not too much for flavor. If you drank this with any food it would be overwhelmed and you would get no taste of beer whatsoever. COuld be tasty on a hot summer day to refresh you, but not as appealing on a chily Feb evening. Glad I only have three of these left.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 00:58:36 | More by sulldaddy
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the bottom ridge.
Light gold to brassy color, no visible carbonation wiht zero head. This beer
is a very bland IPA with very uninteresting and nearly nonpresent hop characteristics. There
is a distinct skunkiness to this beer. The brew is undercarbonated and very thin, bordering upon watery. I cannot come up with much comliment for this beer save for the mission statement printed on the bottle, which creates inspiration unfulfilled by this particular product.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 01:31:59 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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Sgbrown78

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

06-18-2014 18:02:44 | More by Sgbrown78
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yooper920

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-01-2012 02:14:31 | More by yooper920
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

03-04-2012 21:44:05 | More by carrollmel7
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BeerBeing

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown glass longneck generic bottle, purple/yelloe/white on black label

Appearance: clear gold color, small off-white head, small lacing

Smell: malty and hoppy, but at light side

Taste: light-to-medium body, smooth, but thin mouth feel, slightly malty and hoppy with minor caramel sweetness in background

Notes: pleasant, but average brew, like a little bother of Carolina IPA

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2005 23:26:04 | More by BeerBeing
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M_Burkey


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

11-03-2012 21:54:34 | More by M_Burkey
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ascags

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

05-10-2014 15:34:08 | More by ascags
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Dithyramb

Maryland

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presented in the same brown 12 oz. bottle as pictured.
Pours a light gold with faint amber highlights. A white head quickly dissipates, very limited carbonation.
Very faint smell, maybe some malts.
Grassy, chalky and watery APA. Tingles the tongue, faint and weak hop presence.
Watery mouthfeel.
Drinkable in a "I've been drinking all night and I can handle a few of these as I whip up the competition on the pool table" way

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2005 04:26:55 | More by Dithyramb
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to ninjaworm.

The brew pours a clear goldened yellow color with a finger of head that falls to a very light coat over the brew. The nose is a little light for me. There is a bit os spicey and peppery hop over a grainey malt aroma. I'd like to see some caramel in there. The flavor is also pretty bland. Hints of hops and malts hide in a watery mess that finishes wtih a metallic twinge. Eh. The feel is on the light side of moderate. Nothing draws me in on this one. Even for an APA, this one underwhelms me. The flavor lacks the caramel sweetness and slightly bold hop I expect from an APA. Just some graineyness and hints of hops. Not something I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2005 04:07:41 | More by kmpitz2
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: What little head appeared was gone in less than a minute, leaving only the golden-amber liquid to speak for itself.

S: Subdued hop aroma, some malty and grainy notes in the nose that remind me of a subtle English pale.

T: Pale malt flavors come first, with the hops right on its heels, making for a marginally bitter middle and finish. Lots of grain throughout, with the hops taking on a kind of grassy character. This is especially noticed at the very end.

M: Some hop oil texture, dry and bitter feel in the aftertaste that coats the palate all over.

D: Enough flavor to be commendable, but as far as a great pale ale goes, this one doesn't quite cut it. Frankly, I think some of the styles many see as "basic" can be the hardest to perfect, and I'm by no means deriding the brewery. I just feel that this one may need more work.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 20:57:28 | More by CharlieMopps
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-27-2014 02:21:42 | More by lzepplin01
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-15-2013 17:33:29 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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CHickman

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber and smells of light hops, malt and yeast. Tastes of malt, caramel, light hops, yeast and grass; nothing exciting in the flavor department, and this beer tastes more like a lager than a pale ale to me. No real hop flavor, which makes this a very pale ale at best. Medium carbonation, it felt thin to watery and had a light and crisp feel overall.

This is average to below average in flavor, and while it's very drinkable, to me it's just plain boring and I wouldn't seek it out again yet I would drink it again since it was OK and mixed well with food. This recipe calls for more hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 03:52:57 | More by CHickman
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours slightly cloudy golden yellow with a thin head that becomes a lasting wisp.
The smell is of some faint grassiness and breadiness.
The taste is of some watered down lemony hops and bready yeastiness with some weak malt that attempts to balance it out. The yeast is more powerful than the malt or the hops, seemingly. There is a slight salty metallic taste. It's rather bland. I seriously thought about giving it a notch lower on the taste scores, but it does have some potential in the taste, that is, unfortunately, watered down. The thinness, however, does not really lend itself to higher drinkability in that it is, again, bland.
While not a complete mess, nothing about it gave me an urge to have another, which is fine in this case, as my brother only brought back two bottles of this from his recent trip to N. Carolina (one for him and one for me). This one is nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 23:46:09 | More by jwc215
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Bonsai

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-03-2013 00:25:24 | More by Bonsai
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ridglens

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-21-2012 01:21:49 | More by ridglens
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-05-2011 01:57:57 | More by nmann08
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DaDude10

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-05-2012 02:01:35 | More by DaDude10
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2014 17:44:41 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-13-2014 12:33:50 | More by ncstateplaya
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Shreyas

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-08-2014 23:20:55 | More by Shreyas
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unknownlamer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/13/10, had from a tulip glass (why not?)

Pours a fairly clear light copper with a minimal head (even when straight down the center of the glass) that fades away immediately.

The aroma is dominated by piney hops and not much else. The flavor is a bit bready with a slight bitterness that gives way to a small bit of citrus near the end, but with a growing bitter aftertaste as you work through the glass. The body is a bit thin and perhaps overcarbonated, and it is a bit paler than I'd like.

Just another standard local pale ale. It's easy to find, not really expensive, and tasty enough that this can be the only beer I drink in a night (but it's not my first choice by far).

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 03:13:52 | More by unknownlamer
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Carolina Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.