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Carolina Brewery Flagship India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 87   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is resiny and caramely, lightly sweet with notes of biscuit and pine cones. Taste is more sweet and piny, with notes of resin, caramel, bread and biscuit, light grapefruit. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14150) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Growler courtesy of fambly on Tday (!). Clear bright golden amber color, white head with good retention and solid lacing. Fruity aroma. Taste is bitter fruit. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent golden work a layer of creamy head. Aroma and taste of bitterness and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4921) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Rich deep hazy copper coloured body with a light bronze glow and a thick, seven centimetre tall soapy , billowy off-white head. Aroma of yeast, alcohol, light hops, malt, soap and a hint of earthiness. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and slightly herbal hops show well up front with a light but relatively balanced malt body and a hint of earthiness from the malt lingers on the palate. Aftertaste shows a very smooth, especially for the style, finish of citrus-based hops and a touch of cardboardie malt. Overall, a nice IPA that borders on the lighter side, but full of hops and a very easy-to-drink body. This is like a cross between a light IPA and a full IPA, and makes for a nice summer drink, for sure! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-November-2014.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2292) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Can from Chips. Pours hazy golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grassy, earthy, light citrus. The taste has almost a bit of smoked malt with a bit of bitterness and grapefruit. Not the worst I had in NC.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7628) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz can. BB 12/25/14. (Chip’s Wine & Beer) Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Clear amber colour with a big foamy white head. The aroma is strong fruity and resiny hoppy with moderate bitterness, sweet maltiness and some herbal notes. The flavour is strong resiny, grapefruity and herbal hops, strong bitterness and sweet maltiness. The hoppy bitterness is a bit harsh which makes this a tad unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4373) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Chrisso for this one. Hazed golden coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is golden syrup, caramel, and spicy lemon hop. Flavour is lemon, caramel, spicy hop, hooch. Firm bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, highish carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5259) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the Pittsboro NC location. Its not overly hoppy, mostly light earthy hops, mostly malt. Its okay, however it improved considerably after a few minutes warming up, something that brought out some better floral hop characteristics that were a bit masked when it was cold. A little pine in there, not too bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2447) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
Can from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.). Gentle citrus, grapefruit aroma, bit of caramel. Light hazy amber/straw color. Slightly sweet malt initial, goes to balance quickly, pine/citrus hops emerge in mid palate, light hop tracks in finish. Thin body, a bit flat. Okay. Somewhat light on the malt body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (526) - - 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.


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