077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 1,049
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 167
Gots: 213 | FT: 20
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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 RedRhino
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Officially my favorite Double IPA. Everyone argues over Heady and Pliny and they are obviously there for a reason but everyone has their own palate. This one is it for me. Even for a New Englander. (197 characters)

Photo of Tobes181
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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! (580 characters)

Photo of fenwaybeer
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This IPA was a nice find--a local brewery, and one I can find served at many establishments. Good sharp taste; nice amber, copper color; presents a good head. Fantastic taste.

I often find myself drinking a session of IPA's and returning regularly to the 077XX. It is one of my favorites and an NJ IPA that can hold its own among the best! If you can get hold of one, do try it out. (383 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 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 HopBomb515
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Glowing light apricot produces a fluffy white head that fades but laces really well and coats the glass. Vibrant pop of citrus bringing notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Taste is a wave of those sweeter citrus flavors, orange and tangerine. Grapefruit comes through strong followed by orange and tropical notes on top of a cracker light malt profile. Finish has a pop of pine and strong grapefruit bringing a bitter finish. Lighter side of medium body with great carbonation and a drying finish make this, dare I say, a refreshing DIPA . Truly a world class DIPA that can and should be in the conversation of the elites. (631 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 themind
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a beast! what an awesome offering from Carton. The beer rivals Abrasive and is a hidden gem in the crowded field of DIPA's. Hop blast with a very slight malt backbone. An incredible beer that leaves you wanting another. If your a DIPA man this is a must have. The appearance is a bit murky ( like BOAT beer ) but in the end I will take this anytime.

Bottom Line: Nears legendary status! (400 characters)

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft before and have a 4.25 numerical rating, but this review it's based on a can canned give days ago. WOW

A: hazy, sunset orange with a 1cm head despite pouring straight down the middle. Well developed, sticky lacing that just won't quit

S: Subtle grapefruit rind, malt, and waxy aromas. Nose is the faintest aspect of this beer. Smells refreshing, but somewhat underwhelming. There's something else here though - almost tropical mixed with creamy

T: this is a top tier DIPA. GRAPEFRUIT RIND WITH CREAMINESS ON THE FINISH. It almost has a vanilla or butterscotch quality that starts off light and smooth and amps up into grapefruit rind. Finish mildly bitter and after taste it's full and malty. Wow.

M: perfect for a DIPA. less carbonated than most but very fitting. Reminds me of Jai Alai white oak.

O: Can I say wow again? This moved ahead of Pliny the Elder for me. Suspect that it's on par with Hi-Res (but obviously different flavor profile). Hasn't quite dethroned Heady, though (1,000 characters)

Photo of Neorebel
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

077XX has got the perfect look that one wants for an Imperial IPA- toasted orange with plenty of carbonation and great head retention. The aroma is very exciting and bright with bursts of zesty orange peel. In the flavor, it's evident that there is a formidable malt foundation, but that is felt more in the body than in the taste itself. We get more of a west coast style attack of bitter resinous hops front and center. It seems sweeter than what one might expect from this description though, it's certainly different and more complex than say, something like Palate Wrecker, and quite balanced as advertised. Overall, I would pit this against any top rated Double IPAs in the country! Score one for New Jersey Craft Beer! Carton, we are proud to have you making superb craft beer locally. (792 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 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... (286 characters)

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. (637 characters)

Photo of threeviews
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1L growler into a tulip glass

A- Hazy, golden hue with no more than one finger's worth of a white, sea foam head. Over the course of pouring out of a growler, the sediment becomes much more prevalent. (3.00)

S- Equal parts dank, citrus and tropical. Pine resin is immediate, orange/grapefruit rind is secondary and then some tropical fruits like mango and passionfruit shoehorn their way into the mix...delightful! (4.75)

T- Dankness of the imperial kind...these boys have done their homework! With 077XX, Carton can certainly claim to be the most dank and tropical East Coast DIPA that begs to flirt with the best from the West Coast. Piney & tropical all supported by enough of a malt backbone to keep it balanced. Although the bitterness lingers, you are not more than a few strides away from your glass encroaching on another quaff. (4.75)

M- Being an exclusively draught/growler offering (this review as a result of a growler pour), the carbonation is quite resplendant...another testament to Carton's careful handling of their draft-centric releases. Since my first experience with 077XX more than two years ago, they continue to brew consistent and impressive beers. (4.50)

O- For me, this is the closest thing to Stone's Enjoy By IPA that you can get...year 'round! Carton continues to deliver and after almost 3 years strong, the consistency of 077XX stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best IPA's out of the West Coast (or any coast, for that matter)! (4.75) (1,488 characters)

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. (612 characters)

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. (624 characters)

Photo of VitoFerrante
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a dream beer if you are a hop head and have been in search of a Pliny or Enjoy By replacement. Canned. Available. West Coast in all of its DNA. Buy this beer. Drink it. Dream of it. (189 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light orange color.

The aroma explodes of mangoes, kumquat, bready malt, and melon. Candy sweetness.

The flavor follows of fresh tropical fruit, orange peel, melon, lots of grapefruit, and then a drying and medium bitterness of grapefruit peel on the finish. A bi of sugary sweetness up front complimented with a heavy dank quality throughout.

A truly exceptional IPA that is defined by new age hops. (423 characters)

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

Take two parts nuggets nectar, one part lagunitas IPA and throw in a little bit of stone IPA and you get 007XX. It's a very well made beer with medium bitterness very floral and fruity. It's an excellent drinking double and would be close to a perfect blend of a east and west coast IPA just could use a bit more bitterness, but it has all the characters I like in a double a floral smell a tropical fruit sweetness and a swift bitterness sting at the end. Good job carton bring respect back to the jersey shore. (512 characters)

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. (863 characters)

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery, about four hours ago.

Cloudy gold body, topped by four fingers of Swiss chess white foam. Dense lace covers the top half of the glass.

Huge fruit nose, big aggressive and inviting. So juicy you're nose will feel wet.

Sweet beginning and it's fruity from the snap. There's no foundation building, just a pre-fab explosion of juicy fruit, and it works wonderfully. Great bitter tingles build up to the bite at the swallow. Terrific sense of fresh. Juicy, fruity, not abrasive.

Smooth solid medium mouthfeel.

So dangerously drinkable, should come with a direct line to hazmat.

Good take on a west coast IPA, to be revisited frequently. (664 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Pale gold with a short, loose white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly hazy with light carbonation.

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya.

Taste
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya. Lighter notes of lemon pith and pineapple. The malts are lightly bready with dashes of candy sugar. Finishes with tangerine zest, pine resin, and onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, oily, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
Huge hop flavor, low hop bitterness. Smooth and insanely drinkable. Fantastic stuff! :) (590 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As someone who grew up in the 077 zip code area, I'm proud of this beer. Here goes:

L: Relatively clear, but slightly hazy gold color. Lots of carbonation, a great head, and nice lacing (head is massive and very fluffy). Great appearance.

S: Floral but very tropical as well. Lots of flowers, herbs, pineapple, mango, citrus, etc. Very dank.

T: Follows the nose, which is great. However, the scents are balanced by caramel malts, which is great. Hop flavors include the tropical flavors found in the smell, flowers, and some grapefruit.

M: Nice and full-bodied. Great DIPA.

O: Great beer. Makes me proud. (623 characters)

Photo of guityler83
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly off-white head with moderate persistence. Brilliant cathedral window lacing that clings to the edge of the glass like glue. Mildly hazy coppper to tangerine orange color.

S: Huge hop aroma with strawberry, pineapple and tropical fruit punch like scents. Dank pine with grapefruit and mango are slightly less noticeable in strength. Mild maltyness that barely makes it through the hop assault. Overall very fruity (not esters, but hops) and pleasant.

T: Juicy, resinnous, evergreen, overripe mango, slight malty finish. strawberry, pineapple and thats just the beginning. Firm bitterness from the start with a clean finish. as the beer warms up the malty flavor becomes more apparent. Slight grassiness but very refreshing. Clean fermentation with no oxidation.

M: Sticky mouthfeel from all the resinous hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation levels. The body is bigger then the ultra dry west coast and I like that!

O: My second (and last) Carton beer given to me from my GF from her trip back east and I can’t wait to try another. Going into this beer I had no expectations and had never heard of it and it really impressed me with the refinement of the recipe. Huge pineapple, strawberry hop flavor with spot on mouthfeel and no harshness in the bittering department. (1,294 characters)

Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Appearance: Nice golden color with a fluffy white head, leaves great lacing

Smell: Mango, grapefruit, citrus

Taste: Juicy fruity hops, mango, grapefruit, good light fruity maltiness, very good balance between bitter and sweet

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Fantastic. Very flavorful. Glad they canned this as well, as it will be a staple in my fridge. (375 characters)

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