Black IPA | Carolina Brewery

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85
very good
18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tdm168 on 02-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
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1
Gots:
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of curtisjoseph
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonHooper
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Nice dark head, not very complex, no aftertaste but bitterness is the first thing that hits your palette.

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Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of EuellGophar
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Amedlin18
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a becker jet black,no light showing through what so ever,maybe the blackest ABA I have had,a creamy half finger deep beige head atop.Aromas of whoppers malted chocolate balls and some sweet alcohol,the malted milk element of this beer is is really cool,I admit I want more hops.Dry and earthy with bitter chocolate notes on the palate,the piney hops are there but play a smaller role.I tell ya what if this was categorized as an American porter this would be off the charts,an an ABA I gotta rate it lower,the hops are more in the after burps.I love the flavor profile though.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Ivegotmule
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottlemixx

A - black with a huge, thick, dark brown head that has great retention

S - very hoppy aroma; piny and bitter with some faint chocolate

T - bitter, piny hops up front followed by a sweet, chocolaty maltiness with some faint roastiness throughout

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a good offering from Carolina. It is intensely hoppy and bitter, but has an underlying, balancing sweetness. The malts could have been more roasty for my liking, but that's not to say they're bad. Though not perfect, this is a nice black IPA that is worth having again.

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Black IPA from Carolina Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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