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077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Reviews: 106
Hads: 1,085
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 173
Gots: 230 | 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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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 1,085
Photo of leroybrown10
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a large off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Big tropical nose. Lemon and mango most prominent. Some orange and floral notes. Lily, hyacinth, and lavender.

I get the floral hops more on the taste than in the nose. Mango and papaya present but muted. Malt is biscuity/chewy.

Medium body with medium carbonation. A metallic aftertaste which is a bit unpleasant. Lingering citrus fading to bitterness.

A well balanced DIPA with good citrus/tropical/floral notes. Only issue was the metallic aftertaste. (539 characters)

Photo of IDrinkGoodBeer
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (267 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (977 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the Coppermine in North Arlington, NJ. Pours a lightly hazed, deep gold, with a small white head that settles rather quickly and patchy lacing. Nose is a medley of hop notes; citrus, pine, resins, floral and dank earthy notes all emerge. Smells like a bitter hop bomb and that’s just what it is.

Assertively bitter, with floral, citrus, and pine hop notes. Minimal malt presence, light caramel, but finishes quite dry; very much in the west coast DIPA mold, but lacking some subtlety. Bitterness gets the best of things and overshadows the finer hop details to some degree, lingering in the mouth for quite a while in the finish. Very tasty but not the most nuanced example of the style.

Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth overall feel. Quite a good beer, if not a great one. (816 characters)

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of DIM
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: Very pale golden; served with a small fizzy cap.

s: Lots of pithy grapefruit with a hint of pine and scant sugar cookie malt balance.

t: Unblanced as hell which I love, but with a bit too much raw bitterness. Pithy rather than juicy grapeitfruit all but overwhelms the toffee and sugar cookie malts. Long lingering herbal, aspirin bitterness.

m: Light bodied for a DIPA.

o: Very nice borderline IPA/DIPA. (411 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
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 (566 characters)

Photo of cfalls
4.15/5  rDev -3%
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 MNishCT77
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
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 (1,464 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (874 characters)

Photo of antott0523
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Translucent golden amber with an egg white meringue head. Persistent. Well carbonated.

S: Clean tropical fruit sweetness on the nose with mango. Some grapefruit and hint of pine. Definite cracker/biscuit malt. Dried apricot. Alcohol makes a faint appearance.

T: The flavor profile is tropical fruit, but finishes with a moderately dry, definitive cracker malt finish.

M: moderately carbonated with good weight to its body. Not too thick not too thin.

D: What I like about this one is its nice malt backbone without being overly sweet like your old school east coast style IPA. Bright hop profile as well. Highly drinkable and definitely a top hop offering in the state of NJ. (692 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

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. (348 characters)

Photo of TBonez477
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
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 Ljudsignal
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

16oz can poured into my Tree House tulip. Last of a tremendous box from SadMachine, thanks again!

A: Pours a cloudy golden-amber with a respectable frothy two-inch head, the latter of which settles over the course of perhaps three minutes into a filmy collar around the beer. Plentiful sudsy lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: Surprisingly muted at first, with notes of cut grass, lightly sweet pale malt, and damp herbal aromas, but as the beer warms, tangerine, guava, mango, and grapefruit all come out to play as well.

T: Herbaceous bitterness up front, quickly followed by wet grass and grapefruit. The tropical fruit and sweeter citrus notes come out to play closer to the mid, with mango, papaya, and tangerine displaying most prominently. Mild sweet crackery malt and a mellow peppery alcohol bite towards the back. Lingering dry pepper/pine finish.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty sticky but with sufficiently zippy carbonation to lift the resinous hop oils off of the palate into a surprisingly dry, clean finish. Dangerously drinkable.

D: As noted above, this is a dangerously drinkable beer, in many respects coming across more like a single than a DIPA--and this is by no means a bad thing. Flavorful, complex enough to stay interesting yet refreshing enough to stay endlessly drinkable, and with a deviously sneaky ABV, it's probably a good thing that this isn't readily available for me--New Jersey, between Carton and Kane you guys have a problem in the best kind of way! (1,485 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: orange in color with a one finger head that slowly falls.

Smell: loads of earthy and floral hop presence with some fruitiness in the background.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, and pear are wrapped in a big earthy and floral hop blanket. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with big dryness arriving late. Long lasting hop-laden bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Overall: superb DIPA where the focus is towards the hop bitterness, which makes it a bit unbalanced but is seems to work. (548 characters)

Photo of hoagzzz
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
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! (277 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 10/08/11 notes. I was at a bar in Red Bank (forget the name but it's relatively new and a block from Count Basie Theatre) with a pretty good beer selection, and noticed a tap handle that said "Carton Brewing Company". Having never heard of the brewery, I began talking to the bartender who told me it was a new local brewery in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and that this was their Double IPA, and that it was "about 8%". I asked him if it had a specific name, but he said it was just sold to them as their Double IPA. Served in a pint glass.a

a - Pours a murky orange amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, oranges, and light pine hops. Loads of fresh citrus hops and tropical fruits, and really fresh an enjoyable.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, oranges, fruit malts, and light tropical fruits again. Not quite as hoppy as the nose, but still very enjoyable.

m - Medium bodied DIPA and moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I really liked this DIPA, especially the nose. Lots of fresh hops and fruit, I'd love to have this one again. The next day I saw a different Carton beer at the growler station of a local beer store, and wish I had grabbed it. Not sure how long this brewery has been around for yet, but a great start and I look forward to trying more beers from them.

EDIT: The name of this beer is "077XX" and the ABV is 7.9% ABV. (1,500 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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 BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

Trade extra. Awesome! Can pours hazy golden with a half finger white head on top. Really nice fresh floral aroma, grassy, some citrus, raw hops, lightly sweet malts in the backdrop. Flavor starts with a big punch if bitter pine up front leading to a funky grassy hop note on top of lightly sweet malts and a nice small bit of tropical fruits. Really crisp and clean, dangerously drinkable for a supposed DIPA, plus carbonation and slightly dry body. This is excellent! (468 characters)

Photo of Sandalwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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. (230 characters)

Photo of Maxbier
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Pour from 16oz can. Dark gold, creamy thick off white head. Tropical citrus aroma with a hint of the ABV. Hop bitterness up front, stron malt presence but not too sweet. Very nice citrus hop with perfectly bitter finish. This is a great DIPA and the can carries a bonus 4oz! (274 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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 beerbully
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into shaker glass from growler

L-Light, clear, straw color

S-tropical fruit Hops dominate the nose, pineapple, grapefruit mango, some spruce/pine some dankness

T-follows the nose............tropical sweetness, slight bitterness on the finish.........mango, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, some lemon peel in the finish

F-creamy, juicy, not much carbonation

O-solid offering from Carton, very drinkable, bursting with flavor (435 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 siege06nd
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fresh can from the brewery, courtesy of FenderOffset238!

A. Pours a pale honey gold, slightly cloudy. Thick, foamy head rises forth, peaking at about two and a half fingers and lingering for a few minutes. Slowly, it settles to a half finger and there it remains for the duration. Stark white foam rims the sides of the glass.

S. Tropical notes of candied orange, pineapple, and papaya. Hints of cane sugar sweetness and bready malt that meld very nicely with pine needles and dankness. Dominant, though, is the candied citrus quality, and I emphasize candied because this has a surprisingly balanced malt sweetness in the bouquet that really works quite well.

T. Pineapple, mango, orange zest, transitions to biscuit malt sweetness, and then a big dose of herbal, grassy hops with moderate bitterness, finally resolution to lemon and tea leaf. Finish is tropical and lightly bitter.

M. I really dig what they've done here...a near perfect blend of malt sweetness, tropical complexity, and dank bitterness. For a DIPA, this never sits heavy on the palate, nor does the ABV smack you in the face. It warms a little as it goes down, but it's markedly easy drinking and very well balanced.

O. This is a really impressive DIPA, one of the better ones I have encountered. The mildly sweet, malty quality is something I can only describe as "candied". It's truly excellent, interesting, and refreshing. I would drink again without question. (1,442 characters)

077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.