Imperial IPA
Carolina Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 13.83%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Carolina Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

Jul 26, 2014
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to warriorsoul for the chance to try this one.

A-Pours a clear honey amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice sticky lacing.

S-Malty sweet with earthy hops that are maybe a bit light.

T-Nicely tasty brew. Lots of sweet malt with good sweet hoppiness. Lacking in bitterness before the finish but nice.

M-Medium bodied, a bit slick.

O-A nice beer overall. Glad to have the opportunity to try this one.

HV

Jul 20, 2011
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zimm421 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Aug 04, 2013
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crewfan1952 from Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apr 29, 2015
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for dropping this one off.

A - dark amber with a large, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - huge nose; citrus, bread, sugar, cake batter, alcohol, some pine

T - caramel malt, some bread, faint batter-like sugar, pine, grapefruit, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, the alcohol presents itself as the beer warms, well carbonated

This is a pretty decent DIPA. There is a solid malt backbone that compliments the intense hop character. The hops are intense, but not really focused. There are several different hop notes, but they don't seem to mesh. Overall, this is a really good DIPA that I enjoyed, and with a little cleaning up it could be great.

Jul 30, 2013
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BMart from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Nov 03, 2014
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UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Sep 21, 2014
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Nov 17, 2014
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BigTrubble from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Aug 03, 2014
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KevinGordon from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Sep 22, 2013
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choverstad from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jul 11, 2014
Imperial IPA from Carolina Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings