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Bullpen Pale Ale - Carolina Brewery

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Bullpen Pale Ale
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
43 IBU

(Beer added by: atsprings on 06-27-2010)
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Photo of jfhrtn92
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured as a bright caramel color with a almost white head with good retention. Has a grasy note to the nose with a citrus/caramel undertone. Has a bit of a bitter hoppy taste at first with a citrus and a hint of a caramel after taste. Light bodied beer to the mouth. I will be back for this one

jfhrtn92, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

VAbrookiechaser, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of AGB
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

AGB, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Soto
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ncstateplaya, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of dave317
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

dave317, May 22, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Axnjxn, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Lantern, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +10.5%

BigGingDrinker, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Irish57
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Irish57, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kylehay2004, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of plinythederek
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

plinythederek, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Amalak
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had on tap Luxury Box in Raleigh.

A. It has a semi-opaque caramel color with a good foamy white head that leaves some lacing. Some bubbles can be seen.

S. A malty scent with a floral hop scent.

T/M. It has a mild hop taste mixed with a floral, fairly grassy taste. It is medium bodied with a hint of a citrus taste with a very mild caramel sweetness underneath.

O. This is a very nice pale ale. A mild hop mixed with a mild fruity sweetness that's tempered by a grassy undertone.

Amalak, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Daktah
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Daktah, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

lupercmda, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

KevinGordon, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of mklinger
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Sicem99
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sicem99, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours a clear gold with a white head.

Light bready malt nose.

Grassy malt flavor with mild hop and a slight citrus sweetness.

Medium to light body with soft carbonation.

This is maybe what their sky blue should be. A good enjoyable light sessionable ale with some but not too much flavor, so it goes down easy. Nothing award winning here but you sure could throw a few of these back without a problem.

Cylinsier, May 28, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

VncentLIFE, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewpub on 3/3/12.

Poured a bright orange with a big, soft, creamy head that had great retention. The nose was heavy citrus; orange peel and grapefruit. The flavor was grassy and citrusy with big notes of grapefruit and orange peel. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth with very little carbonation.

This was incredibly drinkable. The orange notes that came throughout this beer made me feel like I was drinking something that had orange juice added. But strangely, it worked and with the lighter bodied and smooth balance, this was incredibly drinkable. It would make a great summer beer.

tdm168, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured much deeper than expected,a clear rich bronze with a tight formed i/2 finger white head.citrusy hops and caramle malts in the nose,neither win out aromas wise.A good shot of citric hops overtop of the caramel base in the flavor profile,the hops are pretty brash and I really enjoyed that.I could drink more than a few of these at the Durham Bulls game wich this beer is intended for.

oberon, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of atsprings
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer on 6/27/10 and reviewed from notes. Served in a standard pint glass a crisp orange with a quickly diminishing head. Aroma is mild citrus hops. The taste is mild citrus hops in front of sweet malts, nice balance for the style. The beer is light, crisp and refreshing. This is an enjoyable summer brew, one I could certainly see myself sipping in the stands at a ballgame.

atsprings, Jul 06, 2010
Bullpen Pale Ale from Carolina Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.