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Rickey - Carton Brewing Company

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Rickey
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BA SCORE
80
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This trip starts as many do on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the tippy, discussing grill cleaning, spring, cherry blossoms and the flavors that coincide with the transition from spring rain to summer sun. Talk makes its way around the circle to Jeremy who offers, "Cherry and lime kind of kick ass together." The evolution from that declaration to Rickey was a short one. Sourness from wild fermentation pulls taught against the heady juiciness of the fruit, with a light finishing touch of juniper berries stitching it together. Drink Rickey because blossoms turn to fruit.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-29-2014)
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rfgetz, Jun 06, 2014
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Growler fill from Cranbury Buy-Rite. 1L; $9.
Pours a pinkish red similar to the color of ruby red grapefruit juice. Light pink head a about a finger tall blooms and falls to a subtle ring of bubbles.

Beers smells incredibly funky and odd. So much complexity. Blue and sharp cheeses come to mind. Juniper lending a hand as well. Some slight acidity on the nose as well.

Total palate assault here.. First few sips were ripe with some faint cherry, lime zest and lacto. Quite tart and sour. As it warmed notes of grapefruit and juniper come together with the lime and cherry rather harmoniously in my opinion. Would love this on a warm summer day.

Full bodied and expansive on the palate. Had full taste bud activation on this beauty.

I can see how some people would say this beer smells like baby vomit or something to that nature but in my experience with the beer I would say that they are smelling more the juniper than anything. Thought this was an amazing beer and surely a staple for springs and summers to come at Carton. Awesome job.

Also, think this is my first actual review on BA. Had to give this beer from the great state of New Jersey the recognition it deserves!

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S: Just a blast of sourdough and milk that has just turned bad. Couldn't search for much complexity as it was really funky and rank, even for the style. It's still stuck in my nostrils 3 hours later.

T: Not as bad as the aroma would suggest. Blasted by mouth puckering sour. Definite lactobacillus. The cherry-lime flavors have no chance. Maybe a slight tartness reminiscent of bing cherries breaks through. Barely any brightness from lime. Needs something to combat the stank of the sour milkiness.

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Rickey from Carton Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.