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Carolina "India Pale Ale"
Carolina Brewing Company - Holly Springs, North Carolina USA
IPA (ABV 5.4%)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a medium copper amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that reduced to a medium cap which lead to some really nice streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild straw malt, floral and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange peel).

The taste was moderately bitter with a mild sweet maltiness and a touch of caramel early on, and then progressed into this hoppy bitter taste that had a good note of citrus towards the end. The flavor lasted for quite a long while with the hoppy citrus flavor fading nice and slow.

Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a decently dry texture and a moderate carbonation.

Overall an IPA that gets back to the basics: hops, citrus and a mild caramel malty taste. You really don't need much else...

Sampled: 5/7/2012
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