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Carlito's Weigh | Holy City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing
South Carolina, United States
holycitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This heavily Galena-dry-hopped summer ale is the very first recipe written 100% by our own Joel Carl. While there’s a heavy hand of malt involved, it’s met with a balanced hop profile, making it a solid, drinkable summer brew. Since our summers seem to last for half the year, you’re gonna need it.

Added by avalon07 on 06-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
19.57%
 
 
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0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel coloring, with a halo of white film. Nose of nut sweetness, caramel, and sugary highlights. Very sweet aromas. Flavors are roasted forward, with a tangy sweetness, and subtle bitterness at the end. Smooth and light in mouth, with a tangy sweet aftertaste. The finish is slightly cloying, slightly dry. Interesting brew, almost leaning towards an ESB.

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Photo of dirtysanchez843
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at the brewery. A very nice American Pale Ale, nice texture and a light brown/amber color. Excellent flavor and it is very satisfying.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bullox1856
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of avalon07
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a very small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A fair amount of hops in the aroma, with some malt and grain as well.

T: Tasted of hops (a moderate amount), malt and some citrus (grapefruit) in the finish. A pretty solid, well constructed flavor. Very sharp.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a dry, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is well done, drinkable beer.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SCanthony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Azeotrope
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Mikestaf
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleyeast
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pretty average amber ale. This beer could be like 4.5% and be more drinkable.

Sold as a summer beer, definitely drinkable, but at over 6%, it seems in 90 degree heat, the session would be a short one.

Worth a try, but don't expect too much

Color is amber, limited head, burnt caramel flavors

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Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Carlito's Weigh from Holy City Brewing
3.73 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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