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Carolina Brewery

Carolina Brewery
American IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.0%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Carolina Brewery
American IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.0%
Pale amber color. Citrusy, clean, hoppy, inviting aromas of orange oil, pine sap, black currants, and bruised green onion with a soft, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, short orange glazed bread, fresh cut grass, pencil shavings, and dial soap finish. An IPA packed with aromatics but easy on the bitterness for those new to the style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: orange oil, pine sap, black currants, and bruised green onion
Taste Flavor: orange glazed bread, fresh cut grass, pencil shavings, and dial soap
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An IPA packed with aromatics but easy on the bitterness for those new to the style.

The Producer

Carolina Brewery

The Producer
120 Lowes Dr, Suite 101
Pittsboro, NC 27312
USA
1 919-942-1800

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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