Carolina Pale Ale | Carolina Brewing Company

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Carolina Pale AleCarolina Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2003

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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 59
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4.53/5  rDev +33.6%
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 Luigi
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear golden color that produces a white half finger head with a normal pour. I was able to get a full finger with and aggressive pour. The head settles down to a think lace around the glass but does retain and sticks around the glass for the life of the beer.

The aroma is light with hints of lemon zest and pale grainy malt. Not a lot going on but nothing terrible. Very clean nose

Very light in flavor with that lemon zest and grainy yest soft malt. Kind of grassy hop with some hints of citrus.

finished very clean and quenching on the palate. Super drinkable ale.

If they would have called this ale a Kölsch ale, Then it would be perfect!! Just does not match the profile of this style at all

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Last of the mixed six from the owner to convert me.

Pours cloudy yellow. Smell has some medicinal earthy notes and a bit of wheat twang. Those translate to the taste actually quite nicely. The wheat twang isnt terrible for my taste. The medicinal hops arent my favorite, but they seem to be kept in check by the wheat twang. Overall balanced, but kind of tastes like Corn Pops (the cereal).

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold with a thin lacing of head. The nose is grassy with faint malt notes. The taste is faint malt followed by a floral, citrusy hop character. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and crisp; at times a little thin.

Overall this is not a bad beer. It's sessionable and has just enough hop character to keep me interested. Most local places around here carry it on tap, and in a pinch it's a go-to.

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Carolina Pale Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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