Flagship IPA - Carolina Brewery
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served by a brewery rep. at the NC Brewers Fest.
A: Pours with an amber-orange body and a medium size, off-white head.
S: Hoppy more than malty, although there is a bit of breadiness present.
T: Has a fine, weedy/herbal hop flavor; only mildly bitter in the mouth, it leaves a more bitter aftertaste. 3.75
M: Near medium body; excellent carbonation.
O: a fine English style IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2012 02:38:11 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
IPA IPA IPA...They are in fashion now. Sadly most of the newer IPA's just add a ton of hops in an attempt to out hop the competitor. Oh you think you have hops well...
Carolina Brewery a small brewery in NC with two stores has in my humble opinion the best IPA to date. What is "best". My measure is a balanced approach. Simply put Color, nose, taste, and finish in this brew are extremely well done and each are distinct and compliment each other. The only ding if I had to give one would be the nose. There is not as much floral to this IPA as others but perhaps I am dinging nature in as much that any other hops in an attempt to lend a floral note would significantly change the taste. Nose be damned!
I will finish with this. This a perfectly balanced IPA that is drinkable all day long.
Serving type: growler
06-30-2014 21:46:21 | More by Sburkhardt99
Flagship IPA from Carolina Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.