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Regular Coffee - Carton Brewing Company

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Regular CoffeeRegular Coffee

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

288 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 154
Gots: 76 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikeburd1128 on 12-13-2013

A Classic Jersey-ism is "regular coffee." Here when you oder a "regular coffee" at any place you trust to make a pork roll and cheese you get a paper cup of coffee with "milk and 2 sugars" rather than a "black coffee that hasn't had the caffeine removed." Acidic bitter coffee flattened by milk and sweetened; the perfect foil for the salty unctuous savor of breakfast on a roll. For our homage to Jersey's breakfast beverage, we teamed up with our neighbors at Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters looking for an elevated version of classic crappy coffee. We chose Mexican Chiapas for its bitterness akin to artichoke, roasting it a little darker than usual, along with Ethiopian Sidamo for its pleasant lemon-like acidity, which we pushed up through fermentation. We added this coffee blend to a high gravity golden cream ale, contributing our "milk and 2 sugars." Drink Regular Coffee because running over a black beer with coffee is no way to get to work.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Ieatlambfries:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

More User Reviews:
Photo of macesq
3.11/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Golden yellow; a tad darker than the average cream ale, but with crisp clarity.

S: Food cart coffee; corny graininess; astringent alcohol presence.

T: Follows the nose. Unexpected (vis-a-vis the color) coffee punch up front, giving way to sweet creamed corn notes appropriate to the style. Alcohol is less prominent than on the nose, but a strong astringent kick lingers.

M: Slick, creamy, and full-bodied, with slight effervescence.

O: An unusual beer, and hard to score. Not much of a to-style cream ale; too strong, and (obviously) featuring a distinct flavor additive. But the corn-based sweetness and alcohol notes bring immediately to mind Genny cream ale. In the end, the flavors ultimately don't quite gel, with the unique sweet/coffee profile giving way to cheap, corny alcohol notes. Lower ABV might serve this brew well.

Photo of markgugs
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If someone just handed you a glass of this, you would think it was a DIPA based on color and head, though there is minimal, if any, lacing. But one whiff and that classic coffee smell takes over, filling the nose, accompanied by a slight hint of sweetener and maybe some caramel. Wasn't expecting it to be as sweet as it is though, though maybe I just enjoy my "regular coffee" a bit more on the roasted side. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, stopping just short of cloying, but the carb levels are perfect. Can't believe this is 12% ABV though, drinks MUCH lower than that. Unsurprisingly short finish. Really good beer, would love to try on tap.

Photo of chadwicktorres
2.96/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Really just average all around. I completely don't understand the hype on this one but more power to Carton for getting another beer on the map. Love Boat Beer dearly.

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Afroman
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Toasty
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of JC333
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikkiicky
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jsonta
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stater
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color deceptive. Sweet milk scent. Dunkin' on beer. Super creamy and sweet coffee. Hides ABV well, leaves me wanting more coffee. Great nonetheless.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5 oz. goblet at Pinocchio's

Not a color I see very often, very pale but distinctly brown-hued. Not much head, just some bubbles around the glass.

Smells like coffee and cream, incredibly. It's what they set out to do and they nailed it.

Taste is sweet malts, slight staleness, and a beautiful coffee finish.

My fiance was skeptical that we went out of our way for this, but ordered her own after trying mine. It really is as it's described.

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cfeezy
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whatname
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Light, cloudy tangerine brew with a mild flat white head with excellent retention. Nearly opaque.

Huge coffee aroma, very similar to a stout. Bit of creamy sweetness and almost a mustiness, as well, but dark roasty, slightly burned, and rich coffee dominate.

Flavor follows. Sweet as honey, with big coffee notes up front, sugar and pale malts in the middle, and coffee roaring back for the finish.

Sticky and syrupy. Excellent body, medium-thick, mild sting, and hiding the ABV exceptionally well (behind all that sugar).

This is a very good coffee brew, but clocks in just too sweet for my tastes.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz. growler into a Bullfrog Grrrz snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is stringy and spotty with little stick. Average.

Nose is lactose and coffee. Simple but pretty aromatic and a huge departure from the aroma of a normal cream ale.

Opens sweet coffee, lactose, cane sugar and a subtle, creamy booziness in the background. Middle is more of the same with a nice balance between the coffee and cream. Aftertaste of coffee beans. Sticky and sweet. Pretty simply but really enjoyable.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down surprisingly smooth for the abv. Finishes clean with a lightly lingering aftertaste. Impressive.

As a coffee beer this is just average. However, as a cream ale, this is unbelievable! It depends on how you categorize it but as its listed, its hard to say this beer isn't top notch!

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.46/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a big coffee guy so take that into rating.

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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