Flagship IPA | Carolina Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
87 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,657
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
221
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of iguanodon
2.96/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Original rating 2015-06-12] Pours clear dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, earth, stone fruit. Taste is bitter hops with malt in the middle, bitter finish. Not bad but not what I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of suenoderazon
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit much carbonation, but good taste

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Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chiefz1
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper and clear, good thick foamy beige head that leaves a pretty nice bit of lacing. Nose is pretty well balanced between the caramel malt sweetness and a slightly earthy, little spicy hop bitterness. Taste follows along with the nose almost perfectly as the sweetness peels away, leaving an olive leaning bitter. Crisp overall with just a bit of lingering bitterness on the tongue. It's almost exactly what I would expect from a well crafted English style IPA.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevintaraross
2.14/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Briggsy43
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexworsnip
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draught at the brewery. It poured a golden-amber color with a thin, milk-white head and lacing. The smell wasn't what I expected from an IPA: mostly malt with a whiff of caramel. Very little pine or citrus. The flavor followed the nose: a fairly sweet malt with a burst of bitterness at the finish. This ale is light and crisp and quite easy to drink with a moderate ABV of 5.9% Overall, it was rather betwixt and between: not overly hoppy, not very fruity, and somewhat malty. It's not easy to describe.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before early August.

Poured from a can a dirty orange body. tea-like hops but restrained which i'm glad for. Has a bit of a creamy feel to it and overall while i prefer American IPAs, I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of rootevan67
4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Flagship IPA from Carolina Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 221 ratings