077XX - Carton Brewing Company
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Reviews by Citadel82:
4.43/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on-tap at the brewery, and on growler at home (two blocks away). Confession - I am not a huge fan of imperial anything/double anything. That said, I do enjoy a well crafted hearty brew especially on a dark rainy night in the midst of a the first winter storm of the season... This one sure fits the bill.
Okay, first whats with the name? - 077XX - a secret agent perhaps?? the batch number or yeast strain? Naw, its the Monmouth county postal codes. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716 for example.
The beer, ahh the beer, what can I say. It must be the water here in Atlantic Highlands that makes this one so special. It is said that Henry Hudson stopped here in the late 1600's on his way up the Hudson to fill his ship's water casks before continuing northward in his search for a Northwest Passage. Today we mark this likely spot as the Henry Hudson Springs. Sadly, due to lawn chemical run-off, the water from the spring is no longer potable and the town must rely on wells for its water.
Fresh water was a necessity on board ship, for laundry, Grog, and de-salting the Cod and Beef prior to cooking. The late, local historian Paul Boyd once told me that there was also brewing here among the first Dutch settlers. Regrettably, I can no longer find that email.
Today the Half-Moon, Henry Hudson's ship is the symbol of Atlantic Highlands. appearing on the Borough seal, and all our local agencies crests/patches/etc. Jessie/Augie take note...
Okay, now the beer...
Appearance - hazy burnished gold, almost an unfiltered apple cider-like appearance. Generous rocky white head that is rather short lived but leaves eye-pleasing white lacing wherever it touches.
Aroma - Wow! Tropical Fruit. Mango, Papaya, Pine, Grapefruit! Awesome. Not a hint of alcohol in the nose but distinct bready earthiness in the back.
Taste is piney-resinous hop and ample offsetting malt sweetness, a nice balance. Balanced and drinkable. "Double" my ass - pour me another!!!
Mouth feel is light. Carbonation dancing like a Sprite on the tongue and cheeks. Hop bitterness becoming more pronounced as the beer is swirled in the mouth.
Overall - an awesome expression of the brewers art. More please...
Serving type: on-tap
10-30-2011 01:15:43 | More by Citadel82
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - Pours a solid light gold almost orange.
Smell - complex hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine on the end.
Taste - Light upfront hops start to come in strong as they have a very strong finish lingering on the palate afterwards. Pine and Citrus linger.
Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel froward then going into more of a fully hopped flavor mouthfeel into the finish.
Overall- I sat down and compared heady topper to 07XX. both amazing i their own way. Carton makes some amazing beers and they are to watch out for in the future, so happy they are in my home state!
Serving type: can
07-25-2014 00:41:55 | More by Tobes181
4.35/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 13:55:10 | More by PBRmeasap1980
077XX from Carton Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.