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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Carolina Brewing Company is proud to roll out our Holiday Wiggo. If you’re not familiar with Wiggo, it’s a dark copper-colored IPA that weighs in at 6.0% alcohol by volume. We use lots of dark caramel malt to balance the heavy citrusy, piney aroma and flavor from Cascade and Centennial hops (including a heavy dose for dry hopping in the fermenter). Holiday Wiggo is our fourth version of this beer (Wiggo


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2008
bottle, from brewery. bottled on 11/25/08. gotta like that. Good aroma, bitter, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, grass, minor evergreen, Clean brownish orange color, Good head that faded to a ring. Ok lacing. Bitter flavor, a real puckerer, Medium body, oily creamy mouth feel, bitter finish. The appearance was great on the pour that was more vigorous head pooped up nice. beautiful color, Nice strong aroma. Why is this called Wiggo the IV when it says Holiday Wiggo in their description? eh that’s me. A winner from Holly Springs...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Dropped off at Milltown by Joe the CEO. Pours a soft copper amber with one finger of dirty white head. Nose is super citrusy and pine, lots of citrus zest and pine resin with nice sweet malt balance. Sharp citrus rind bite in the flavor with a nice grapefruity sweetness. Malt shows through nicely, dry with a medium bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle obtained in a trade with OldGrowth. Thanks! Bottled 11/25/08. Poured a clear copper color. The head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. I smelled caramel, orange, toffee, mango, and a bit of pine. Medium bodied and sweet. Mild to moderate bitterness with caramel, guava, pine and wet stone flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle pours dark amber color with off white head. Aroma has a sweet caramel malt smell with a twang of hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is more caramel malt and finishes with a touch of hop flavor on the backside. When I first tried this I thought it was a red ale. I was surprised to see its an IPA. Guess I should have drank this sooner since its more malty now. A good brew never-the-less.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, toasted grain, and florals. Flavor of hops (floral, grass, pine, resin) and caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is of toast, caramel, malt, floral hops, citrus and spice. Taste is fruity with some caramel, oine, and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar/ The look is clear, amber in colored, and a smaller off white head. The smell is hops, citrus fruits, spices. The taste is hops, ok bitterness, fruits, pines, florals, and caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Wiggo
Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: clear copper, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, bready, fresh floral hops
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness, lingering bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
bottle thanks to oldgrowth. light amber pour with a rocky cream head. nice nose of grapefruits and hops. great floral flavor as well as some grapefruits. solid ipa right here

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Poured crystal clear in a orange-copper color and off-white head. The aroma was a mix, but strong, of bready malt and citrus hop. Hops lean toward domination. The flavor is malt dominant but again strong in both malt and hop. Citrus being the main hop component. Almost a medium body with a semi-dry finish and a good bitterness. A solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
12oz bottle from ucusty - thanks, David! More robust and yeasty nose than CBC’s regular IPA, this one is appealing. Strong golden body, with an ample head and modest carbonation, this one has an earthy quality from the get-go. I get more pine and resin than citrus, which is fine, because it offsets the somewhat bready qualities that seem to persist in all of this brewery’s offerings. Pretty good. Thanks, D!


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