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077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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116 Reviews
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Reviews: 116
Hads: 1,142
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 24.88%
Wants: 178
Gots: 244 | FT: 19
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 SlothB77
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One day old air tight growler. Rollicking white-crested waves atop cloudy pineapple juice.

Strong citrus floral notes on the nose. Very smooth and balanced. Hoppy, but even my non-hops-loving fiance liked it.

This is like a more citrusy, more flavorful Sculpin. This is like a Sculpin if it was better.
Definitely pineapple. Maybe even some pulp in here.

Carbonation is still solid. Another day it might start to get flat. Still bursting with flavor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

16 oz can poured into Cellarmaker nonic pint glass. No canning date info that I can find.

A - Pours a very hazy apricot with two fingers of fluffy white head. The bright, translucent liquid reveals a wall of lacing with every sip. Impressive looking beer.

S - Tropical aromas burst from the can right form the pop. Once settled in my glass, I start to get whiffs of spicy grass and bready malts to compliment the big citrus character. Hoppy, for sure; floral, citrus. A little bit musty.

T - Strong lemon and clementine notes up front followed by ritz cracker malts. Bitter and dry on the back end with citrus and pine hops.

M - Lighter bodied than I'd prefer. Carbonation is light and smooth, almost cask-like. Nice dry finish.

O - I hadn't heard of this beer until a few days ago when a friend gave me a can. He advertised it as "the potential next Heady Topper." While the exclusive, single-state distribution and pounder cans draw the obvious comparison, I don't think the flavors are quite as vibrant, nor the mouthfeel as pure. However, this is still one hell of a 'tweener IPA. I love the can format. I wish I could get some more of this stuff nearby but it seems it will require a trip to eastern NJ.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Pours a glowing straw yellow with a finger of white head, solid retention and great lacing.

S - Grapefruit, oranges and a hint of pineapple, tropical citrusy, minimally seedy/rindy. No grainy sweetness on the nose.

T - Fantastic balance! Grapefruit explosion, a hint of rindy resinous hops. Finish is dry grapefruit, aftertaste is more of the same. Simple flavor but really really delightful.

M - Lightish/medium bodied, perfect carbonation, perfect drinkability.

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Photo of jonnyonthespot
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tried this for the first time today. Filled a growler and showed it who was boss by finishing it in a few hours. Between Kane and this new found gem, life is good in Knew Jerzy. Cheers!!! Very fresh and drinkable dipa. I likey......

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy orange with finger white head that fades not leaving much lace. The aroma pops with juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is also full of juicy citrus as expected with a light malt sweetness for balance. Bitterness of citrus peel, but not hash, wins out in the end. Clean dry finish, with a medium soft silky mouthfeel. Excellent DIPA here, gotta get more.

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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.

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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

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Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew. Had on tap. Pours a virbant gold. The hop profile is apparent in both the aroma and taste. Very very smooth, lightly carbonated. Low ABV for a DIPA and I could definitely have another one.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden yellow color has a cloudy body. A finger and a half of bubbly clean white head on the pour settled in but was present throughout drinking. Carbonation is right what it should be for the style. Random sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Airy breathable malts greet the drinker with accents of caramel and toasted grains. Pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerines quickly follow on the body. A balanced amount of grass and pine add some biting bitterness on the back end.

Taste: A inviting combination of sweet malts and gummy hops pull you in right away. Toasted grains and bread accent on the front with a full compliment of tangerines, grapefruit, papaya, and kiwi. The bitterness of this brew comes on during the body, nothing over the hop but enough of a transition to really pop on the palate. The finish is similar to the front with airy malts and tropical fruits, with a touch of the bitterness picked up on the body.

Mouthfeel: This goes down way too easy. At 7.8% abv you'd think it would be a tweener DIPA but this baby packs a punch. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: A simply top notch brew from Carton. There are plenty of bright hops to please any hop head with enough malt balance to make this a very complex and diverse beer. Carton should just send this to my house since I can't get it in this area.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad IPA. Received this on a trade. Thanks man!

Appearance: Light hazy golden color. Some clarity on this one and a nice foamy white head sticks around for the duration of the pour.

Aroma: Somewhat resinous, Some fruity notes but not really strong in that regard. This is a somewhat floral IPA.

Taste: At first it might have been just me but it was pretty bitter, but as I drank through it changed and became very smooth. The balance opened up and it was a very pleasant tasting IPA. Nice tropical fruit notes, mango, pineapple and maybe some piney resin going on. The bitterness hits you on the back of the tongue and it is pretty smooth otherwise. This is a very tasty IPA.

Overall: I appreciate receiving this one on the trade it is very nice and well worth the high marks. If you get a chance seek this one out its solid for sure.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Citadel82
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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...

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Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: August 7, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: prepping for birthday number 39 with Matt, Jer and Sharknado 3... APPEARANCE: from fresh growler: light golden body with slight effervescence; nice head retention of an off-white single-finger ring; reasonable smears of tracings; strong head retention... AROMA: a beautiful collaboration of pineapple, mango and orange peel with the resin and pinecone necessary to enrapture the senses; the balance of malt and hop is appreciable; the balance comes with a bit of caramel and wet malts... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a powerful yet drinkable 7.8% ABV; the citrus is strong and tangible; a strong, flavorful pint... OVERALL: pleased to have Carton in our backyard--and more pleased that this Imperial truly drinks like a pale ale; full-bodied and rewarding; active and filling...

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Photo of RJIV
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can is probably 3 weeks old.
Smells of papaya and mangoes. There is a slight hint of sweetness.
It is clearer than I expected with a yellow straw color.
Gigantic fruit burst upfront accompanied with a nice sweetness. The beer is perfectly balanced between hops and malt. The finish is wet, refreshing and has no hint of alcohol.
There is an extremely pleasant aftertaste, like an orange coated light in sugar.

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Photo of thedoubler55
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A cloudy golden orange in color with a nice fluffy finger of white head at the top that left a lot of pleasant lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Nice strong notes of grapefruit, and orange, lemon, floral hops throughout and a nice aroma of pine as well.

T: The taste was very nice, just like the nose. A good amount of bitterness up front, taste of grapefruit and tropical fruit and a nice little bite on the tail end from the hops.

M: Medium bodied, mid carbonation levels and a nice dry finish.

O: This beer is perfect, from the nose to the taste I enjoyed it throughly, lots of good flavors and very well balanced, love that this brewery is in my home state, great brews.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hugebulge for swinging by the brewery today and nabbing some cans and the companion teku.

a - brew pours a crisp transparent yellow orange with a generous frothy IPA head.

s - nose is stunning east coast IPA. Thick resinous citric with a tinge of alcohol heat on the back end.

t/m/o - boom. Spot on and easy drinking IPA. Great crisp citric hop presence. On the thinish side for such a big chewy beer which makes it dangerously easy to drink. Really worthwhile and fantastic beer. Check it out if you get a chance.

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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.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - delicately clear, yet a satisfying opacity.

S - sweet fruits on the nose. Bit of caramel sweetness. Reminds me of Palm trees.

T - more of the same! Candied dank hops. Breads. Malty. Crisp. Flavors in all directions.

F - disappointingly thin and watery. Good prickly hop assault on my cheeks, but lacks the fullness of a great IPA.

O - saw this on a list called "What will be the next Heady Topper?" This is a solid candidate, but I just don't think it can compete with the likes of Tree House, trillium, or Fiddlehead. Definitely happy that I got to try it.

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.