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077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 137
Gots: 192 | 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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Ratings: 959 | Reviews: 101
Reviews by Act25:
Photo of Act25
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Carton Brewing Company" is my local brewery in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, near my home. Their flagships cover the DIPA and the session IPA (Boat Beer) wonderfully. Mineral notes due to the hard artesian well water they use. A must try and a great place to visit.
I've enjoyed 077xx from cask, can, growler, and tap.

a - Pours a murky golden amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head, moderate carbonation, lots of lacing evident.

s - Super fresh and enjoyable - the joy of a home town brewer! Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, oranges, and lots of pine.

t - Taste follows the smell. It's almost puckering as it zests your palate with citrus hops, lemon, oranges, fruit malts, and tropical fruits. Long, lean, peppery, zingy finish.

m - Light to medium bodied DIPA w moderate carbonation. Light bitterness, long finish, and pretty easy to drink. Cleansing, great with food, long, and fresh.

o - Great nose. Great to have such a great, and growing, home town brewer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hoagzzz
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been trying to find this one and got it at the Edison ale house in Newark. Overall a very sneaky brew. Don't know what the ibus are but very unassuming and very easy drinking for 7.85 percent. Really good but subtle at the same time. Would love to find this in cans. Good shit!

Photo of PeterParker
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Got a keg from the brewery for the house.

Poured from the kegerator, deep opaque golden orange. Prominent white head that holds up well and leaves fantastic lacing throughout.

Nose is dominated by assorted tropical fruits; mango, peach, pineapple, and tangerine come to mind. A bit of piney hop mid-nose. Malty backbone is detectable but not too strong. So far so good.

Taste follows aroma more or less. Definitely getting peach and mango. A bit more pine in the taste than the smell. Again the malt is there to kind of just say hi. Very well balanced IPA.

A bit thin on the palate, but sticky. Aftertaste is piney that lingers nicely. Carbonation is great.

I had this beer for the first time right after I turned 21. I don't remember caring for it. But today this beer is a definite winner. Very good Jersey IPA, I think this is is a runner up to Head High.

Photo of Stater
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy cookie scent. Balanced w/ hints of orange juice and biscuit. Refreshing mouthfeel. Balanced is the word here.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really need to get over the whole beer out of a can not being good thing because this beer was killer. TONS of hops and all sorts of citrus. Just my kind of DIPA. Job well done. Glad I got this in a trade. Would drink to all day if I could.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter from the 16 oz can.

Impressive head right off the bat. Two and a half fingers of chewy, burly, off-white head that lingers well and is all about leaving that lace. Body is perfectly clear and a light golden wheat color. 4.5

Woosa with the pineapple and citrus. Passionfruit too. It's a jungle in here. Resinous and piney in a lighter way, ditto the malt and a touch of solvent. 4.25

Juicy citrus gives way to a creamy blend of caramel and vanilla before a resinous and moderately spicy hop finish. I'd wish for more fruit flavors given what the nose suggested, so I'm a tad disappointed not to find more of that on the tongue. 4

The body and drinkability are great on this. No hop burn and accompanying aggressive carbonation. A measured sweet touch that is done pretty masterfully. 4.5

Great look, nose, feel and and a darn good flavor. Sign me up.

Photo of Kaiden29
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - nice amber color, nice foamy head that disappears fast.
Smell- typical double IPA great grapefruit nose, slight pine smell
Taste- citrus, pine, slight bitter finish almost a coriander like finish.
Overall- I would say this beer is up and coming and watch out top 75...

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in Hoboken, NJ. 16oz pour in pint glass

A- Very light for a double IPA, almost looked like a single.
S- Citrus fruits and stone fruits on the nose via some amazing combo of hops
T- Big citrus hop flavors, finishing with a bit of apricot or necterine. Very drinkable and great flavor profile.
M- Good overall mouth feel, pretty standard for an IIPA

O- Great beer, happy to be able to try while visiting a buddy in Hoboken. Only thrown off by the color of this beer.

Photo of HeadyHopper32
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clementine orange. Pretty hazy but can still see through the glass. Massive white head and carbonation coming up from the bottom. Lacing stays for a good while.

S - Gloriously smelling double IPA. I smell strong apricot, orange, and lemon. Doesn't smell as hoppy as most doubles do, but is a refreshing change. I actually can't stop smelling it!

T - Wow this is a bitter beer. Has my tongue tingling! Strong back of the mouth bitter is followed by a coating of grapefruit goodness.

M - Very oily. Got a mouthful of resin.

O - So happy Carton Brewery is only a short drive from my house. Perfect west coast style IPA.

Photo of CassinoNorth
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First beer from Carton, a growler filled at Super Buy Rite.

Appearance: Very nice 3 finger head. Kinda soapy looking. Hazy golden orange, really pretty nice looking IPA.

Smell: This took a while to put my finger on. Mango, orange up front. Some danky earthiness that holds back some of fruit flavors that entrances this entire beer.

Taste: Holy drinkable. Starts off a bit bitter but is actually alot more tame. The hops don't come across as bitter as alot of west coast doubles tend to.

Mountfeel; medium bodied, crisper than most IIPAs

Overall: it'll be a hit when more people can try it if they start mass producing and canning.

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to markgugs for this one! Stellar lacing & above average head retention

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl white head.

S: Citrus, breadyness, traces of booze

T: Grapefruit & pineapple, plus breadyness & a little pineyness up front. Grapefruit, dryness & breadyness as this warms, a little pineapple & boozeyness too. Finishes with grapefruit, pine needles, dryness & faint breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly fluffy carbonation, skews hoppy

Easy drinkability, a damn fine DIPA, a better nose may have pulled this in to near elite territory

Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/11....on tap at the Office in Morristown NJ, pours hazy yellowish gold with touches of foam. Fruity nose, tropical. Light malt too. Lighter taste leads to a sneaky heavy hop bitter. Peppery. Very good.

Photo of sfoley324
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz Tall Boy.
Very, Very Good beer. Little heavier than the boat but just as smooth.
great summer beer- especially out of the can
Picked up a 4 pack from Roger Wilco in Pennsauken.
Didnt stand a chance- I would highly recommend giving this one a go

Photo of Webbydag1
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best ipa's I have ever had.

Photo of IDrinkGoodBeer
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one interesting IPA and tastes like no other I have had before. One of the best on the East Coast but unfortunetly it is only in a few markets. That said if you are down the Jersey shore or find yourself in Manhattan, be on the look out for this tasty Double.

Photo of Mineo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

sadly the only IPA bottled/canned in NJ that is even remotely worthwhile

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool "New to me beer/brewery" received in a great trade with BostonBrewser... Big thanks Dan! Poured into my FW goblet... Hazy light golden with a nice white head that shows good retention and lacing... Nose is pleasingly dry with fruity citrus/mango hoppiness, dusting of pale malt helps add heft to the hops... Big Bitterness but not bruising.. hop flavors are again leaning toward the fruits with more tropical essence than citrus.. Light body for the ABV helps with a bigger drinkability.. Really pretty good.. Thanks again Dan! Hope we can do it again soon!

3.75/4/3.75/4/4/

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A glorious can of this was shared with me today at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a slightly dark yellowish orange, with a one inch head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells way juicy and stuff. It's bright and fresh, lots of citrus, orange, pineapple and peach. I'm getting a bit of pine, too.

This is one of the freshest tasting IPA's you'll ever find. So juicy, tons of citrus, some grass, a good amount of pine resin, and no real malt character at all.

This is medium bodied, really crisp and dry, with some slight lingering bitterness. It's insanely drinkable.

This is a game-changer. One of the best IPAs.

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Zeppelin Hall, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with notes of pine resin. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink for the style because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

A-Cloudy deep yellow almost orange, two finger head that lingers.

S-Good deal of citrus hops, tad bit of pine and earthy notes as well.

T-Starts with nice citrus and a tad bit of tropical notes, then earthy and pine with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with some hop resins.

O-A very good DIPA, one worthy seeking out and trying at least once.

Photo of Sandalwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a cloudy yellow orange color, with a two finger off white head. The odor is citrus, mandarin, orange, floral, tropical fruits, apricot, pineapple, malty, sweet. The taste is fruity, malty, orange, slight bitter throughout.

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Little Town, Hoboken, NJ.

Poured a medium a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a balmy pine a d tropical hop with aromas of caramel.

The taste offered resinous hop notes of pine, orange and pineapple with a moderate sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty DIPA.

Photo of claspada
3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a relatively clear light orange in color and with a small white head that has good retention which left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aromas begin with strong aromas of citrus and resiny pine hops. Light bready maltiness emerges as it warms but the hops overshadows most of the malt sweetness.

The tastes follow the nose with bitter citrus and pine resin hop flavors. Light malt sweetness again but the bitterness once again overpowers most malt.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finish is a bit too bitter for my liking, would have preferred more late hopping and less resiny bitterness.

Overall this was a bit much for my palate and I found the resiny piney bitterness unpleasant. I prefer my IPAs to have more balance with malt or more late hopping and less biting hoppiness.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can gifted from Mr. K. Sevarg (thanks!), unknown brewing/packaging date but guaranteed fresh, poured into my Gandhi-Bot snifter glass and drank over an hour

A: 3/3 - golden coloration; low clarity (can't read or see through), initial frothy white head settles into glass lacing with some carbonation lakes and mixed sized bubbles; moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - moderate grassy, herbal and floral notes on first opening, but, as warms, starting to pick up more tropical fruits - mango, papaya and guava; mild malt character and alcohol; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 16/20 - moderate bitterness right up front; followed by that same combination of herbal/grassy/floral admixed with tropical fruit flavors, there is a mild sweetness and alcohol but doesn't taste like 7% ABV (and drinks more like a single than DIPA to me); some residual sweetness but not-at-all cloying

M: 4/5 - moderate body (with hop oils and alcohol); moderate carbonation; high drinkability

T: 9/10 - very good-to-outstanding DIPA that reminds me of a slightly boozier version of Ithaca's Flower Power or Half Acre's Daisy Cutter (and maybe more similar to Double Daisy Cutter but have yet to try); I don't really see the whole "East Coast DIPA" thing because I associate that moniker with more sweetness/malt character (think Captain Lawrence Reserve Imperial IPA) but whatever, it's flavorful, refreshing and recommended; looking forward to trying more Carton beers ASAP

TOTAL - 42/50

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with some very light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fluffy bright white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of grapefruit/apricot/tangerine/citrus, pine/resin, and floral hops.

T: There is a light to moderate amount of light fruit malty sweetness upfront but the dominant flavors are those of the hops - grapefruit/apricot/tangerine/citrus and pine/resin. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly oily with light dryness in the finish.

O: The smell of this beer is very inviting and is likely the best part of the beer - wonderful aromas. Very enjoyable but it is a pretty big beer, so it needs to be sipped.

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.