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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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True to its North Carolina roots, this American IPA delivers on the floral, hoppy notes that made Cottonwood a Boone, NC favorite. 100% malted barley and copious amounts Cascade, Magnum, and Chinook hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12 oz. Clear amber-orange with a small lasting disc of cream. Big nose of crisp resin, citrus zest, and light honeycomb. Taste is the same big flavors, with the resin and citrus mostly overpowering the malt. Light body is smoothly carbonated and dry. The old version was a go-to IPA, this newer version is definitely a different and more overpowering West-Coast hop blend, but still could be a go-to.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Food City. This is a pretty decent IPA, improved over the old Cottonwood stuff from what I recall. The hops are quite potent, but not as standout as a Sweetwater or Lagunitas IPA. Itís grassy and dank with citrus notes, though the malts are not as light as others in the style. Itís a smooth beer with a finish of lemon drops and pine. Itís pretty decent, but not as intensely hoppy as I would prefer an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2012
This is certainly an improvement over the old Carolina Brewery Endo. Lighter bodied, with a lot less earthy malty notes and a crisp hop bite. I think this will be in my normal IPA rotation...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Light body. Some candy. Slightly sweet. Apple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Andrew. Pours a lightly hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus and bitter pine. Mouthfeel is medium, a little too much carbonation. Notes of bitter citrus, dry pine and caramel malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Carolina Endo
Date: September 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Foothills, Winston-Salem
Appearance: clear pale gold, creamy white head, heavy drippy lace
Aroma: huge citrus aroma on top of a crystalized candy malt base
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, lots of crystal sweetness, robus bitterness keeps the sweetness in check while allowing the flovor hops to streal the show
Overall: close to the original but bigger on the citrus aroma and flavor hops, a nice improvement

Name: Carolina Endo
Date: October 26, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
very dr and bitter, fine if thatís what youíre into but I want the balancing crystal sweetness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Poured in a pint. Malt-forward orange taste, not as hoppy as Iíd like. Earthy, light lemon. Pronounced, moderate sharper carbonation. Mildly hazy yellow / orange color. Some sparse off-white head, leaves a bit of lace. Little floral. Medium bitter taste. Not the greatest IPA, but a nice one to enjoy with lunch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12 oz bottle purchased at brewery - clear golden color. There was actually quite a bit of yeast floating in the bottles. Nice citrus and floral hops aroma and flavor. Grapefruit. This beer goes down easy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
12oz poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden. Aromas of citrus hops. Bitterness apparent throughout. Not as balanced as I like in an IPA. Overall not bad. Seems more bitter than the 66 IBU listed

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vir4030 (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with a thinnish head. Sweet aroma of light hops. Oh, beer of the month. Flavor is different, not as bitter, not a favorite but not bad.


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