Carson’s Brewery RIPA
Carson’s Brewery RIPA is an American style Red IPA, 7% ABV. A new addition to our shelves here in Savannah, so I thought I should give it a try.
Good looking pour on this beer, a deep dark red with an nice off white head on top. I really like the aroma too, big rich maltiness with a lot of caramel, some tropical fruit as well on the nose. Not much in the way of caramel sweetness in the taste, but I think I am detecting a bit of spicy rye. A slight hint of tropical fruits in the taste, and a generic bitterness that is right on the edge of being a little astringent.
I love the look and smell of this beer, but the taste brings it back down to earth a bit. At $6.99 for a four pack though, this is a solid beer.