I happened upon Harpoon Carolina Chaos at the draft house last night and had never heard of the beer so of course I had to give it a whirl. All I knew was the alcohol content was above 8% ABV and it was a double IPA. A gentleman sitting close by actually commented he liked it better than Lagunitas Sucks and I think very highly of Sucks so the bar was set pretty high. In the end this is more of an American Strong ale with a substantial malt backbone. The hops are muted and are not front and center. It was a tasty beverage for sure, and since I can find out little about the beer I’m starting to believe it was a single batch made for the NC market. Unfortunately I did not share the opinion of the gentleman at the bar, Sucks wins hands down. 😉
Note: If you have any information on Carolina Chaos, please let me know.