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Carnie Fire - COAST Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 20
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heavy on hops with a slight caramel maltiness. Striking orange-red color. Big on Chinook Hops.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-24-2010)
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Allagas glass on 9/21/12

Bottled on 08 24 12

Darkened copper and rust colored with a touch of honey at the stem. It's cloudy to the point that I can't see through it. It poured a two finger head that receded slowly, leaving scattered webs of lace. Retention holds around 1/8th inch.

Aromas of dank pine and tropical citrus hops jump out of the glass and are trailed closely by a balance of caramel and toasted bread. Hints of biscuit dust. Notions of sugar cookies as it warms.

The flavors are similar to the aromas and progress in much the same fashion, though the taste has much more of a kick. Sticky pine tar bitterness leads of, accented by zesty citric tones. The malts are more toasty than sweet. Toasted bread, dry caramel and perhaps a hint of cocoa.

The actual body is on the thin side, but the overall feel is bumped to medium territory due to gripping hop resin and full, prickly carbonation. Hop resins linger a spell. The body thickens up a bit over time and with warmth.

Overall, Carnie Fire is really good, but not extraordinary. It has a good balance between hops and malt, giving a bit of a preference to the former. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 08:45:45 | More by Ryan011235
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Carnie Fire from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.