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RIPA - Carson's Brewery

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 100
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carson's Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-21-2013

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Pours a clean, deep red-amber, with a very limited amount of carbonation. Lacing is also quite minimal on this pouring.

Nose is caramel maltiness and a snap of lovely floral hops. A good start, for sure.

Taste is similar -- a fine melding of a session-worthy, toasty amber or red malts ale with an abundance of citrus and floral hops.Very solid, enjoyable, and worthwhile, as everything from Carson's has been so far. (419 characters)

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Draft pint at Map Room.
Dense, rich and creamy foam, murky reddish body, long lasting head retention.
Dried apricot and sweet malt aroma, malt dominates.
Dry bitterness atop a significantly burly malt body, with a mild undercurrent of citric hoppy fruitiness. Some earthy spice as well. Smooth and medium bodied with a significant malty heft to it. Overall pretty good, interesting to see this show up here. (407 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It wasn't bad but it's not breaking any barriers here. Kind of a cross between their red wheat and an IPA. A beer that doesn't know exactly who it wants to be.

Would not seek out again, probably would not purchase either. (222 characters)

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12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My second beer from Carson's Brewery, out of Evansville, Indiana, acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a very dark burnt orange, borderline garnet red colored body. About a finger of airy khaki tan head that doesn't stay for too long. Thin spotty strands of lacing. Lacing is very sticky. Looks nice for the Red IPA style.

S - More malt forward than anything. Hop content is earthy, herbal, & dirty. Somewhat faded and overshadowed by the rich earthy caramel / toffee malts. Not piney or citrusy, I'd say. That horseradish aroma i sometimes find is in there. It's okay.

T - Taste is the same: more malt forward than anything. Hops are in there: herbal, earthy, & dirty. Malts steal the show, though: earthy, caramel, toffee, tea leaves.

M - Smooth & easy-drinking, especially for the moderate 7.00% abv. Very dry and bitter on the finish, but again, not citrusy or piney / resinous. A herbal dry bitterness takes the cake.

Overall, an average stab at the style from Carson's Brewery. Drinkable at best, but the abv could stand to be toned down just a tad, along with some other minor cleaning up. Either way, I look forward to trying more from Carson's Brewery.

Carson's Brewery RIPA -----3.5/5 (1,345 characters)

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RIPA from Carson's Brewery
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