Charleston Session IPA | Palmetto Brewing Company

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Charleston Session IPACharleston Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
palmettobrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
46 IBU

Added by OldManMetal on 01-06-2017

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#39,977
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
pDev:
26.23%
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by TheBigBoy:
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3.8/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Josephj1
1.98/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not pleased. When I go to a state I try as many local beers as I can. Huger street puts this to shame although not impressed with that either. The finish of this session is lacking. Move on from this.

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Photo of mriley1984
2.29/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluepitt1010
1.72/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Redman414
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
3.54/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldManMetal
2.3/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Things look good enough at the start: a giant, creamy ivory head sits atop a moderately hazy, very effervescent pale gold body, leaving nice, sticky sheets of rotten lacing; head retention is modest. The light-medium nose is surprisingly yeasty, including some hints of estery spice that one would not expect in an IPA; behind the yeast lurk some kaffir lime and a hint of more traditional citrus, and slight alcohol overtones ride above it. The nose reminds me of nothing so much as a less intense version of Stone Citrusy Wit, definitely not what I expect out of a can that says "Session IPA" on it. Up front, the palate follows the nose: a tartish citrus-and-yeast flavor, mildly bitter from hops; mid-palate the citrus gains a bit on the yeast, but the banana/clove notes emerge to retaliate, and the tartness increases in the absence of any countering malt character. The finish is a modest hit of tart lime, and is somewhat dry; the linger is a mild yeasty citrus/pine bitterness that lasts for awhile. Mouthfeel is as expected for a light-bodied beer of this ABV, but avoids being watery; the texture is slightly creamy and medium-prickly from the assertive, coarse-grained carbonation.

Because of the uncharacteristically Hefeweizenesque yeastiness on both the nose and the palate, to the point that yeast/ester becomes the defining characteristic of the beer, eclipsing the hops, this beer does not come across as an IPA at all, and I have graded it accordingly. Were it billed as a "Hoppy Witbier" or something similar it would probably rate about a point higher. (12 oz can, 38 days after pkg)

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Photo of Wrigfen
2.3/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hackattack
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a treat for me because I can not get it up in extreme Northern IN where we reside. We come here once a year to visit family over the holidays and make a point to get some from this brewery because it is so good.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light golden color, a little cloudy, with a pleasingly foamy head that dissipates fairly rapidly; mildly aromatic; not much in the way of mouthfeel; mild flavor, a light IPA.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyclone
3.99/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CernMatt
4.99/5  rDev +54%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First beer we had once settled in on vacation. Great choice. This to me was the definition of a session IPA. It had great color. Flavor was spot on for what I picture in my head always for sessions. A nice hoppy, but not overpowering. It also had a great finish. Can't wait for another later.

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Charleston Session IPA from Palmetto Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 17 ratings