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Carolina Brewery Flagship India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (345) - - JUL 27, 2014
From a can. Fairly drinkable and approachable if not a standout. Like the use of the Cascade hops to bring in a pine/citrus/floral thing without being overpowering. Pours that perfect, beautiful amber color that I am a sucker for. Little to no white head. Body and carbonation medium- not much slickness/ dankness on the palate. Drinks fairly light and pairs nicely with food. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1820) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
can @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah SC --- Slightly hazy medium amber with a big, billowy white head, bands and bunches of lace. Nice aroma of malt and citrus. Malt carries this Carolina Brewery offering, with hops joining in the finish. Malt reasserts itself, but in the end there is only citrus hops. This is really quite tasty, excellent with food (at least with Lean Cuisine tonight); not a typical IPA, not strong, but good stuff anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3617) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2014
12 oz. can. Lightly hazy burnt orange with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma is orange, pineapple, wooden hops, toast and some sticky pine resin. Tastes of caramel, resin, orange, melon and toast with a finish that has some touches of woody pith and green minty herb. Light-medium body has a nice balance and a refreshingly smooth, low-medium carbonation level. Pretty good sessioner that’s just different enough from most standard AIPAs to be interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pnesbit (93) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle pour of a light copper hazy brown with a nice off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and light earthy floral hops. Taste of big piney earthy hops with smooth caramel toffee taste. Med to light body with mild carbonation that plays off the bite of the hops with a long lingering bitter finish. Overall a solid beer that stays true to it's style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. a meager attempt at a ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft, pours a darker golden amber color, thin lacing. Floral and pine dominate the aroma. Medium body, light sweetness up front and medium dry bitter finish. This was a pretty good IPA but doesn’t stand out.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Pale gold lasting white head. not a great aroma bit stale. Ok hop later.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tstamba (295) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle to a shaker. Clear golden hue with small white head. Good hop presence, both citrus and pine resin on the nose and palate, nicely balanced. A very good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2166) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts covered by earthy and piney hops, taste follows with a grassy bitterness on the back end. Nice beer, solid offering, good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
On tap at the Distillery. Pours a clear orange-amber with a thick white head. Aroma of light fruits, floral hops, earthy hops. Flavor of light fruits up front, floral/soapy hops, bitter grassy hops in the finish. Slightly harsh palate. A light, fruity IPA, overall pretty good. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)


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