Carolina Pale Ale | Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Pale AleCarolina Pale Ale
BA SCORE
25.7%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 152 ratings
Carolina Pale AleCarolina Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,782
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
152
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
13.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of MistrBackgammon
4.92/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This pale ale tends toward the copper range in color. Looks "thinner" than it tastes. Smell is rather classical ale yeast and hops especially Cascade-type which one associates with an ale of this type. Classical pale ale taste but extremely well done. A truly outstanding beer of its type. Does not travel well due to brewer's refusal to use any preservatives.

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Photo of 33redskins33
4.53/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer I get when I'm at the local bar. Thankfully, its popular enough that several local bars carry it. Its smooth, refreshing and consistant. A great year round beer. When I start homebrewing, I want my pale ale to taste like this, very true to the style.

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Photo of atsprings
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served a crisp light amber with a decent head that was relatively slow to diminish. The aroma was dominated by citrus hops against a slight pale malt backbone. The taste was right along those lines as well. The hops tasted good and fresh, almost as if this were a harvest ale. The beer was light on the palate and very refreshing. I love that I can at least find this beer just about everywhere in the area if nothing else, even if that wasn't the case, this is an all around great local brew.

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Photo of nc_america
4.26/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Edwyck
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of daliandragon
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unremarkable head on this brownish copper mostly transparant bodied APA. Nose is more impressive, with fruit and hops in mild symbiotic balance. Deep earthy tones in the hops are especially delicious.

A first taste has hops throughout and provides a good medium intensity biitterness and a sllightlly oily, sticky texture. Mouthfeel is refreshing and dry in equal amounts, both considerable.

A very drinkable APA though probably not for everyone. This is definitely a brewery oof note in my new homeland.

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Photo of locckdown
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of senttochris
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of NCLorax
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of BCash
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of DeliriumTremens13
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of TKHawn61
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of kmckinnon87
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of cbyrd4088
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of HabiMendes
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doppelmeup
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber color with a quarter inch head.

Not an overpowering aroma. Slight hops.

Nice tasting pale ale flavor. Moderate carbonation. NIce dry finish.

Very drinkable brew. Not alot to say about this beer, other than it was very good and I'd definitely drink it again. This would be a nice session beer.

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Photo of alexworsnip
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusMcLaurin1001
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best local APA I've had so far. Not to bitter and just bitter enough. My consistent go to local APA when not trying others to see if they beat or meet.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have to say that the guys at CBC really do a good job on all of their beers. Pours a crystal golden hay color with amber hues that glint in the light. Good fluffy head with a mix of big and small bubbles. Good lacing throughout the tasting but did decrease over time.

The smell is grainy with a mostly basic malt aromas. There a sweetness that is a little sharp. Some lighter hop undertones with citrus and herbal aromas as well.

The taste is sweet with a good basic malt for a base. Touches of graininess and hints of caramel are within the characteristics. A honey-like finish as the malt goes. The hops are grassy with sharp citrus tastes as well. The hops are a bit stronger then the malt but mostly a grass top and a smoother, lighter citrus finish.

The body has a mid feel to it which heightens the malt taste. Good carbonation as well. There is a peppery aftertaste as well. Overall, I'm surprised that this beer doesn't rate better. I think it is a good beer, especially in the hot North Carolina summers.

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Carolina Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
Beer rating: 25.7% out of 100 with 152 ratings
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