077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 1,048
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 167
Gots: 212 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

Like all things truly Jersey, 077XX makes the most in balancing through its accentuation of extremes. Inspired by the west coast IPAs we love, we added a thump of hops to a dynamic malt profile and chose a yeast to drive these two further than they wanted to go. Throw our water into this mix and you will find dank green resinous hops popping over orange, mango and papaya aromas, with just enough sweetness of body to make the long finish a pleasure to have around. Drink 0’Dub when your night matters.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Poured a brown orange with a little fluffy white head. Head lingered a bit. Smells of wet hops and not tropical citrus. Guessing this is going to taste like am east coast pine tree. First taste is heavy wet hops, bitter. Some tropical citrus flows behind but overall just another bitter wet hopped IPA. Really disappointed. Did I get an old can? No date on the bottom. This tasted exactly like a fresh bottle of Parkway Get Bent. Nothing exciting. (469 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to freefs119 (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent creamy fluffy head fades at a med peace, clear honey orange color, but murky color in the other glass.

Nose is mostly hops, fresh cut grass, touch of pine resin in the background, little citrus and orange cream, quite dank, earthy resin, light creamy malt. Some mild herbal spicy hops later.

Taste brings a weird sweet malt, malty toasted amber flavours, straight up toasted grains. Then hops, earthy grassy dank resin, some mild pine notes, hint of citrus and orange cream orange peel. Finish is pretty bitter, touch of spicy briny hops, earthy pine sap, chewy hop.

Mouth is med bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall ok, decent but nothing special. (731 characters)

Photo of W_Des
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark apricot color. The nose is fruity sweet with oranges and citrus. The body is lightly dry with a nice malt sweetness followed by a restrained bitter finish. Really refreshing DIPA. (192 characters)

Photo of cfalls
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to paddyfrankie.

Not hazy. Small head fades fast.

Mild smell of dank and tropical fruits.

Tastes stronger than it smells. Really bitter, some tropical and pine.

Typical feel. Slight burn.

Definitely a satisfying DIPA, with good balance, but the hop flavors are mostly just bitter, without the complexity of the very best DIPAs. (342 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light lacing.

S - Aromas of dank hops, very west coast style. Lots of wet citrus and little bit of tropical notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of bitterness. Dank resin, grains, wet, genetic hops. Really nothing special with a pleasant generic bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was just alright, no one thing really stands out. Lots of decent bitterness.

Serving type: can (584 characters)

Photo of Trombone69
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beat the Ballast Point Sculpin, the Boulevard Heavy Lifting, and the Spellbound IPA in a blind tasting that I attended last weekend. Very Impressive. (155 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft.

A: Pineapple-orange coloring, thin skim white head poured into a cold shaker pint. Still carbonation with stratified ring lacing down the vessel.

S: Fresh wet pineapple-mango-orange aroma, wet and juicy, of good strength. Duration was good.

T: Upfront had a brass bitternes of dry pine, bittering orange peel. Grassy bitterness moves in along with dry grapefruit peel, dry tropical fruit lingering for a good period. Managebility increases as the tongue numbs from the overload of hop bitterness. Pale malts keeps things crisp with a dry finish of straw-malt.

M: Light bodied, feels sharp and crisp despite low carbonation visibility. Eases off the tongue with a flowery pollen like coating of hop flower texture.

O: Agressively hopped, dry and bittering with a fresh wet tropical aroma, only wish the flavor would of followed the nose a bit more. Dry hop bitterning finish. (891 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure on canning date.

L - Pours an amber gold body that is opaque and has a two finger eggshell head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Tropical fruits and pine resin. Smells dank.

T - Light tropical fruits backed with by dank pine resin with a bitter hop bite ending.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. So easy to drink.

O - Definitely worth a try if you like a tropical/pine IIPA. I dug it. (406 characters)

Photo of TheBeard89
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Why doesn't this beer have a cult following yet. I got this in a trade so I could add New Jersey to my list. Little did I know I was getting this tremendous fruity, dank, hop bomb. The nose on this is amazing I poured a 16oz can into a glass and could smell it when I walked across the room. Fruit and floral scents carry through the air. The taste is just as good but there is a real dank taste at first then it gets sweet and fruity. This is truly amazing. (458 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super fresh. Poured golden amber (with predominantly yellow hue in the light). Mango and peach notes dominate over a clean, crackery malt profile. Nose has hints of earthy and piney resins coming through. On the palate, these piney and earthy flavors hit BIG off the jump. Hints of the peach and mango come through in the aftertaste. All balanced by hearty bitterness. Some alcohol comes through on this one. Clean, slightly oily/coating mouthfeel characteristic of a DIPA. Appropriate. Unique East Coast DIPA, easily crushable, but worth savoring. Seek out Carton. (565 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, medium golden straw. Rocky white head

S: Green papaya, mango; dank grass. Very floral. Persimmon.

M: Soft, mellow body. Low-med carbonation.

T: Light tropical. Smooth and slightly sweet malt profile. Nice dank, piney hops. Pleasant level of bitterness. (265 characters)

Photo of von_kaiser
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second Fiddle, Gbot & This are VERY similar to each other. I might be a tad bit buzzed while reviewing this. I'd easily grab w/o hesitation while buzzed....more than likely sober too. Cheers! (193 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Employing some of the more sexy hops on the market, making an easy drinking, high gravity hop bomb seems to be easy nowadays. Though not as easy as it seems, the Carton Brewers have channeled their inner Heady and given us a juicy, tropical and bitter creaminess for which the taste buds simply yearn.

Bright and beautiful, its golden straw hues highlight is calming carbonation through a slightly diffused glow. Building a head of lather and froth, the scent rolls onto the nose with white grapefruit, under-ripened orange, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, gooseberry and lime. Its honied sweet taste coats the tongue and brings on a light candied and caramelized taste before the hops really go to work upon the palate.

What's short and sweet of malts early, all of that is short lived as the hops crash the party and cast the sweetness aside. But its that blend of citrusy oranges and grapefruit that meld with the softer tropical fruit flavors for a sensation of sherbet or cream sickle only to be accompanied with bitter grasses, herbs, verbena and citrus peel.

Creamy, malty-dry and clean- the medium-light ale trends drier and drier as the hop oils build and the alcohol evaporate the tongue. What's left is a fond memory of simple citrus on the palate. (1,263 characters)

Photo of TBonez477
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange-amber in color with a finger of white head. Was hoping for a more brilliant color given the description.

S: Aroma of pineapple juice and pine.

T: Follows nose. Pineapple hits first, followed by resinous flavor, backed up with a bitter hop finish. Finish is actually less bitter than the 80 IBU's would usually indicate.

M: Medium-high carbonation as expected. Nice and refreshing.

O: A really top notch DIPA. Especially appreciate the tropical flavors. (466 characters)

Photo of Little_Landon
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a can, love the cloudy orange look of this beer, nice frothy head. Lot of different taste going on here, fruity mango, orange, just a perfect DIPA! One of the best beers I've had out of a can! Goes down smooth, watch out! (238 characters)

Photo of RobNewton
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It isn't bad fresh, but it's not much else other than hoppy and bitter. I don't get beautiful citrus or tropical fruit notes, there isn't much pine, just a bitter double IPA. Locally, I'd go with Green Diamonds by Other Half or one of SingleCut's double IPAs. Carton's smoked pineapple is a more delicious beer. (311 characters)

Photo of beerman73
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. If you like good IPAs then give this one a try as soon as you see it! I hate JAF's (Jersey Ass F#@%'s but they sure made a good double IPA. Cheers (157 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lotta malt and booze showing through on this bad boy, and it wasn't an old can either. The present booze notes didn't at all mesh with the hop profile, and I'm lefting wondering at this one's popularity in the Garden State. (223 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Acquired in a trade as an extra with MagnusBrewing, thank you very much!

Pours a clear golden body with a white foamy head that reduces slowly but leaves little lacing.

Aromas of caramel and pine, resin and pale malt, caramel and breadyness. Smells like an average pale ale, prefer a little more hop presence.

On the tongue is equally as so-so.. subtle resin and pine, some citrus and fruit rinds.. astringent aspirin on the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

Underwhelmed with this one.. I can't find a best by date but it tastes like the hops may have faded. (608 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can. Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange hue. Nice, thick head. Off white, doughy and light in lacing. Fresh, tropical hop juice. Hops are dominant but there is a distinct sweetness, too. Some musty hops. Peach and pineapple and almost some berry aroma, which is cool. Sweet citrus. Pale malt. Flavor is fresh, juicy and ripe hop-citrus. Definitely peach and mango! Love those specialty fruits. Musty hops, almost like citrus rind. Pale, easy malt is decently sweet. Hops bring the bitter boom. Just a tickle of heat on the finish. Also finishes juicy with some sweetness; doesn't completely dry out. Body is light and too easy to drink. Haven't had many Carton beers but all of them have been frigging delicious and unique. Chalk down another one. (747 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: This pours a hazy gold with a slightly off-white head. Minimal, slick legging.
Smell: Tropical fruit with a hint of heat.
Taste: After my first sip, I was immediately reminded me of Port Brewing Anniversary Ale. Except, not as strong. No fumes out of the nose with this one. Plus it has a sweeter finish. The taste is of hops, tangerine, and tropical fruit.
Feel: It fits!

Overall - This is a big surprise coming all the way from the East Coast. This is definitely classic left coast style. Made with love, plus points for overall goodness. Make it juicier. I like it, and it's great. (604 characters)

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a can, pours a clear gold with a nice white foam head. Tastes of lots of citrus with a nice piney hoppy finish. Definitely let's you know your drinking a nice dipa with the hop profile. Personally, I think the carbonation is just right. Overall, O Dubs makes me proud to live in NJ. World class. (300 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bilco for the can.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright hay gold. Head is white and creamy. Dense cap. Decent retention leaves a small dense cap for the duration. Sheets of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tangerine, mango, peach, lots of tropical fruit. Mango. Malts are slightly bready with some undercooked biscuit. Crackery snap coupled with some pale malt sweetness. White bread crust. Slightly toasted. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Some alcohol spiciness. A big push of oily pine needle and resin. A touch of mint. Massively hoppy but the malts offer a nice balance. Grapefruit. Warming blends it all together just a bit better.

Taste: Snaps bitter up front. Solid bright fruitiness comes right after. Deeply tropical. Peach, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and papaya. Malts offer up a slight toasted element with a touch of caramelized sweetness. Pine needle and a ouch of resin. Some aspirin bitterness. A touch of woody mint. Some toasted white bread crust with some biscuit dough thrown in for good measure. Alcohol creeps through the back and builds as it warms. A touch of heat on the back with some associated spiciness. Slightly herbal.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body with some slight creaminess. Slightly sticky. Moderate carbonation. Some astringency which is expected given the alcohol.

Overall: My new favorite thing from Jersey.

A big but not too big DIPA. Solid malt body that enhances the hop profile and works well overall. Bitter in good measure. Balanced or at least as much as something this big is able. (1,568 characters)

Photo of nmann08
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can, pours a mostly clear golden color with a fluffy soft white head.

The smell is very clean and straight forward. It is dominated by tropical fruit, citrus rinds, a little pine and just a touch of resin. The flavor is almost identical. Man this is clean and very well done. Lots of tropical fruit, citrus rinds, earthy pine hops and resin, with just a touch of caramel malt and candied sugar to bring it all together. The finish is crisp, just a touch of citrus bitterness.

This is delicious. Drink it when you can. (532 characters)

Photo of Bshaw22
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid double. Getting so many different flavors on pallet as I drink through this. Sometimes it's really tropical. Sometimes really bitter and sometime malty sweet. Solid double IPA all around. Thanks Chris, solid extra! (220 characters)

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.