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HopPun | Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good
22 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
207
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
26.73%
 
 
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11
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39
For Trade:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 

Added by Act25 on 08-03-2014

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Reviews by Ieatlambfries:
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4/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy, sample from the brewery.

Webby trail of lacing down the glass. Slightly hazed pale copper hue. Big piney citrusy hop nose with some mild toasted grain and fruity yeast. Hop forward but very balanced, ample hop bitterness with a juicy malty middle. Medium body, a bit chewy. Crisp and smooth. Pungent with fresh grass, pine bark, & citrus pith. Hoppy is correct, there are some IPAs that don't even come close to this level of flavor. Great drinking, another winner from Carton.

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Photo of Act25
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of lateralundertow
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Triklino
4.2/5  rDev +4%

Photo of dacrza1
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: July 18, 2015... Glassware: nondescript pint... Occasion: celebrating promotion/job hiring for Shan and I with Rich and Mary... Being brief--as this is a dinner date of sorts--I will say that this is as fruity and engaging as an American Pale can be, with all sorts of berry (raspberry and cherry) teaming with the more standard citric injection to bless the tongue and teeth... balance is key here as well, with more than enough malt foundation to allow the simmering hops explosion take root... the pint drained so quickly, I almost ignored the beer menu and ordered a second instead...

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Photo of mackeyse
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roland7792
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another fine beer from my friend Eric in NJ!
A - Pours a mostly clear golden orange with 2 fingers of white head that settle to a nice cap with very little lacing.
S - Not an aroma bomb but piney and subdued citrus.
T - Flavor is a little citrus, some pine, malt and just a little bitterness on the finish.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - This is a good, drinkable Pale.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oswick
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Matt73
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunofneurot
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of antott0523
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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HopPun from Carton Brewing Company
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