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Hoppun - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Act25 on 08-03-2014

You can play boundary-pushing flavor games all you like but you should never turn your back on fundamentals. HopPun is born of playing with the most straightforward of beers- the hoppy American Pale. We push around experimental hops 06300 and HBC342 with Super Galena and Mosaic, soften the edges with a traditional pale malt bill and then tie it all together with the fruity esters of British yeast. Look for the tutti-frutti/berry side of modern hop aromatics in a pleasant drinking straightforward Pale. Drink HopPun and keep the chops sharp.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6 ... 6WbvjLR1Kg 
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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Carton hoppun. Dark bronze color small foam. Sharp lemon pine bite nose. Very hop flavor. Peppery. Strong residual bitter. 375 375 375 4 375

Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a medium brass hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured vibrant citrus and pine notes.

The taste consisted of resinous bright orange and piney hops with a clean caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a superior APA.

Photo of CraftyChuck
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious hoppy pale ale.super drinkable, bright and citrusy.

Photo of justintcoons
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler purchased at Trenton Road Take Out in Levittown, PA.
Poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Golden yellow with 1 finger of off-white head. Good clarity with light carbonation.

Pineapple, kiwi, Juicy Fruit, dank greens, pine sap, and honey.

Juicy Fruit gum, apricot, kiwi, and pineapple. Dank greens, wintergreen, and pine sap. Honey and bready maltiness with notes of caramelized candy sugar. Finishes with orange zest and pine needles.

Medium bodied, crisp, and juicy with a light bitterness.

A top notch Pale Ale. Juicy, dank, and highly quaffable.

Photo of mdfb79
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%

From 08/23/14 notes. Had this on cask at Mission Dolores. 16oz pour in a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden amber color with one finger of white head and no carbonation evident. Smells of citrus hops, wheat, grains, some earthy note, bread. Tastes of less hops, some floral notes...not getting any real fruit or berries. Medium body and no carbonation, easy to drink.

Overall a nice APA; not super hoppy or fruity, but easy to drink for sure. Worth checking out, I prefer some of their other beers.

Photo of Kadonny
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli PA into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance is a medium amber orange color (great color for a PA) with a nice one finger white fluffy head. Nice full glass lacing.

Nose is spectacular. Loads of pineapple, lemon, and some berries, slight floral notes too. Nice sweeter bready malt mixes in too.

The flavor of this beer is tremendous. Up front is just a ton of lemon and pineapple and berry flavors that are really bright and hoppy. Mid flavor brings in the bready and biscuit malt with some underlying sweetness the finishes with some floral and herbal components and some grassy notes. Finish is bitter, but not overly so and really dry.

Nice carbonation, great mouthfeel and no alcohol.

I loved this beer, seemed to be more complex and flavorful than your run of the mill APA and it really showcases some different types of hops......loved it. The great thing is the 5.3 abv that allows you to enjoy more than one of these.

Terrific beer, up there as one of the best APA I've ever had.

Photo of Act25
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've enjoyed this 3x at the Brewery. In dress beta in late July, on 8/1/14 cold draft *thank you Brian!, and on 8/2/14 on cask, thank you Kelsie! Wow!

Augie Carton said he would wait to experiment with his talented team before brewing Carton's own APA, and wait until their anniversary they did. The team has nailed a national best beer. You must try it.

As the brewer wrote: "We push around experimental hops 06300 and HBC342 with Super Galena and Mosaic, soften the edges with a traditional pale malt bill and then tie it all together with the fruity esters of British yeast." and recorded: http://youtu.be/y6103CkLeYk

My go-to beers are hoppy APAs (e.g. Dales, Stone, Sierra Nevada).
A: Darker than expected, a brooding apricot, dense looking, with ample retention and lacing.
S: A big nose packed full of complex berry, grass, hay, summer, and piney hops. Nuanced and wine-like.
The blueberry is easy to pick out.
T: Amply hoppy but well balanced, and this regard it maybe beats an IPA. Wine like long finish. Plenty of malt and sweet yeast make this almost a Euro-influenced beer. Complex like a Belgian.
MF: light to med bodied, fresh, and a long finish in the good way carton knows how to do it.

Overall. An APA ready for national stage.

Photo of DrStiffington
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Delicious APA. Very tasty new beer from Carton. Tastes like a super dry-hopped ale. Basically a lower ABV IPA.

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Hoppun from Carton Brewing Company
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