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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: 243 | 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 reds2harleys
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another fine beer from one of Jerseys top breweries. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. ABV right where it should be without being overly boozy. Wonderful flavor, very fruity. Was my favorite Carton brew until I had reg coffee. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Stolenface1
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a touch of orange. Head is white but not much retention. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, papaya, mango, lime, slight pine, resin , bread, & malt. Flavor is similar to aroma with a limey pucker orange juice, cracker and light bread. The feel is medium and slightly creamy probably from some wheat addition? Perfect carbonation. Great IPA out of Jersey here.. some of the best of both worlds of East & West Coast IPAs imo. Try one!

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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 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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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler purchased 10/11/15. Poured into ale glass.

Pours a pale gold. Two finger head with decent retention and some lacing.

Smell is hop-forward, with a little bit of malt profile. Piney. Trying for a West Coast DIPA, but tropical fruit pretty muted.

Taste is definitely hop-forward. A bit more tropical fruit evident here, especially as it warms. Malt on the back end. No alcohol burn to speak of.

Drinkability frightening, like a session IPA. Good balance, medium carbonation, dryish finish. Can't really detect alcohol.

So proud my New Jersey is brewing good beer.

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

Pours a filtered, golden-orange color, with a big, fluffy white head.

On the nose, the beer reveals a great mix of dank grass and juicy exotic fruits, blending perfectly together. Lime pulp is the most dominant hop allegory in this, gently coated up by kiwi and fresh cut orange. This creates a fantastic hop profile on the nose, evoking the thought of visiting a fruit booth, while getting slightly overwhelmed by its aromas, when entering the store. Its lemon qualities do a big part of creating such an intriguing nose, partly because of its pure fresh- and juicyness, partly by the crackery malts, which lend even more depth to them.

Drinks very creamy, although it has a lively carbonation to it, which gets recognizable during the beers finish, adding a mineral quality to the juicy hops. This creates a very pleasant mouthfeel, while hops and malts wrestle for supremacy.

Tastes of dough white bread malts, which soften the immediate lime impact by adding a smooth tone to it. Limes turn juicier, more crisp and more bitter though, evolving to a pleasantly fresh hop explosion on the palate, toned down immediately by cakey malts. After that initial hop burst, malts take over directly after the swallow, weaving a shielding bubble over the tongue, by introducing calming toffee and biscuit. This great blend has to make way for an even grassier, lime dipped hop assault, resulting in a slightly mineralic, fruity and bitter aftertaste.

I am blown away by the greatness of this beer. It appears to be very focussed, almost minimalistic, while being extremely well balanced, and perpetually evolving. The changing flavors of the beer divide themselves into separate stages, utmost clean, versatile and different. Mouthfeel is the cherry on top, crowning the beer by exhibiting a perfectly smooth drinking experience.

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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 ryanhooks81
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from tallboy into tulip. beautiful hazy orange. almost no head that dissipates quickly into a thin white ring. huge pine and resin aromas. taste resin, a little pine and a lot of resin, followed by some citrus. medium mouth feel. very good double ipa.

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden orange color it almost glows, what a double ipa should look like! Crisp fresh clean not overpowering, just delicious. As good or better than the VT heavy hitters!

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Photo of beerbully
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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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 DSWeller
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can from beer trade poured into pint glass.

Pours hazy golden orange with average white head. Excellent color for DIPA.

Smell is very enticing. Lots of tropical and citrus smells. I pick up mangoes, grapefruit and oranges.

The has a great smooth taste with low bitterness. Very refreshing. I don't taste as much of the tropical notes that I am smelling. I pick up hints of citrus with pine.

This a very drinkable beer which hides the alcohol content well. I enjoyed this beer overall and would be happy to drink again.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yellow straw colored, big fluffy white head. Smell is pineapple with a touch of spruce. Taste follows the smell, wonderful hop profile. Bitterness at the end

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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 Tonyjenlasc
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap - Filled a 32oz Crowler Can

As soon as a cracked the can I could smell this beer. Wonderful aroma of grapefruits, oranges, mangos, some dank pineyness. A little citrus.

The taste follows perfectly. Big ruby red type grapefruit taste, grapefruit rind, oranges, mangos, tropical citrus, dank resiness pine. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this beer is absolutely delicious. Possibly my favorite DIPA at the moment if not top 3 for sure. I'll be filling up Crowlers/Growlers as much as possible.

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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 SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a really good beer. I had it on tap at a local bar. It's a good strong IPA with a balanced, well rounded flavor. The hops were piney and earthy. yb

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Poured a brown orange with a little fluffy white head. Head lingered a bit. Smells of wet hops and not tropical citrus. Guessing this is going to taste like am east coast pine tree. First taste is heavy wet hops, bitter. Some tropical citrus flows behind but overall just another bitter wet hopped IPA. Really disappointed. Did I get an old can? No date on the bottom. This tasted exactly like a fresh bottle of Parkway Get Bent. Nothing exciting.

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to freefs119 (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent creamy fluffy head fades at a med peace, clear honey orange color, but murky color in the other glass.

Nose is mostly hops, fresh cut grass, touch of pine resin in the background, little citrus and orange cream, quite dank, earthy resin, light creamy malt. Some mild herbal spicy hops later.

Taste brings a weird sweet malt, malty toasted amber flavours, straight up toasted grains. Then hops, earthy grassy dank resin, some mild pine notes, hint of citrus and orange cream orange peel. Finish is pretty bitter, touch of spicy briny hops, earthy pine sap, chewy hop.

Mouth is med bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall ok, decent but nothing special.

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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 cfalls
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light lacing.

S - Aromas of dank hops, very west coast style. Lots of wet citrus and little bit of tropical notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of bitterness. Dank resin, grains, wet, genetic hops. Really nothing special with a pleasant generic bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was just alright, no one thing really stands out. Lots of decent bitterness.

Serving type: can

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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 beerthulhu
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Pineapple-orange coloring, thin skim white head poured into a cold shaker pint. Still carbonation with stratified ring lacing down the vessel.

S: Fresh wet pineapple-mango-orange aroma, wet and juicy, of good strength. Duration was good.

T: Upfront had a brass bitternes of dry pine, bittering orange peel. Grassy bitterness moves in along with dry grapefruit peel, dry tropical fruit lingering for a good period. Managebility increases as the tongue numbs from the overload of hop bitterness. Pale malts keeps things crisp with a dry finish of straw-malt.

M: Light bodied, feels sharp and crisp despite low carbonation visibility. Eases off the tongue with a flowery pollen like coating of hop flower texture.

O: Agressively hopped, dry and bittering with a fresh wet tropical aroma, only wish the flavor would of followed the nose a bit more. Dry hop bitterning finish.

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Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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