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
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Briggsy43
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexworsnip
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +5.3%
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 +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
2.72/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Look: It pours golden with orange tinges. The head is a creamy light orange.

Smell: It has aromas of apricot, bread, and sugar.

Taste: The are sweet flavors followed by some bitterness. The flavors are floral, bread, and sugary sweet.

Feel: It has a light-medium feel to it and is moderately bitter with a bit of astringency.

Overall, this is a balance beer with a slight edge on the hops.

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Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SDavis108
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a good beer has a good taste. I'm big into the big hop taste and this one didn't have it. It's a very good IPA though I could see drinking this all day it taste way better than some of the sessions

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Photo of WOLFGANG
2.28/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of light hops and citrus.

Overall: Average IPA. Nothing special, but I would not turn it down if offered again.

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Photo of 13tido
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EverettHervey
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcbeers
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidvee22
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Flagship IPA from Carolina Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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