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Carolina Brewery Flagship India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally, this intensely hopped ale was brewed in the 18th century to survive the long sea journey from the cooler breweries in England, around the Cape of Africa to India where the temperatures were too warm to brew. This beer has a unique floral aroma from the generous addition of Cascade hops to the fermenter in a procedure known as dry hopping.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OrthoDoc (169) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
First off, English style IPA is not my style. There's a reason American IPA's dominate. This one is all about the malt with a mild citrus in the back. Finishes with a moderate bitterness. Bland and tastes like an IPA past it's due date. WBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1220) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Poured from can purchased at Main Street Bottle Shop. Aroma of dry malt and hops. Amber with slight head. Tasting piney and grassy hops with dry malt, hay, yeast and spice. Has a dry, crisp feel. Very good IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2016
It pours golden with orange tinges. The head is a creamy light orange. It has aromas of apricot, bread, and sugar. The are sweet flavors followed by some bitterness. The flavors are floral, bread, and sugary sweet. 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.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grundsow (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bitter and hoppy, but finishes harsh instead of smooth to me. Flavor is missing something interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Pour from a 12oz can. Aroma of moderate pine and citrus. Taste is light malt up front transitioning to a crisp hops bitter with lingering bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and flavorful. Good IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (233) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. can stamped best by 4/15/2016 Blvd tulip. A:Can poured large head of frothy texture that held for several minutes atop a clear pinkish gold body with big bubbles visibly active. Thick lace. S: Malty sweet/tart dark fruit smell. Not much in the way of hop zing. Smells sort of like an Amber Ale IMO. T: Smoky roast bitterness greets the tongue, nicely balanced by a slightly sweet toffee malt note. Very English in flavor. M: Medium heavy on the mouth with a bit of astringent resinous finish but otherwise quite clean. O: Pretty average English IPA I suppose. Body and flavor strike me as just about right for the ABV. Goes down pretty smoothly too. Nothing to really complain about but I guess I have become used to more American hop profiles now, as I would like another hop note to develop (not necessarily citrus) as this is a bit one-note. Overall I say "OK" but I’m not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4749) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was copper with a white foam cap. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium and resinous body. Flavor is citrus, pine and some light fruit. Bitter finish. OK..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz. can from South Carolina. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some citrus, mild resin, a touch of earth with a pale, toasted malt base, some aged hop character, pretty average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2015
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, pine and citrus. Taste is citrus and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iguanodon (139) - Bountiful, USA - JUN 12, 2015
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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