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077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 103
Gots: 137 | FT: 8
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 IPA's 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. A double IPA perfect for adding fuel to the fire of a dinner, a game, or an idea, drink it when your night matters.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Zeppelin Hall, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with notes of pine resin. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink for the style because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber look to the liquid and a perky head on top; bits of lacing linger behind

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruit, notably orange, papaya and mango

Taste: A somewhat sweet malt backbone awakes the palate, with the hops charging forward quickly, bringing orange, papaya and, to a lesser extent, mango; highly bitter, after the swallow, with some warmth in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty nice DIPA; while I like the hop flavors, the bitterness leaves it a tad unbalanced and the sugary malt makes it slightly too sweet - more nitpicks than substantive concerns, though

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of largadeer
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
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

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Carton

Slightly hazy golden-yellow pour, foamy white head that displayed moderate retention and lacing. In the nose, a good dose of hoppiness, oily and citrusy. More of the same in the taste, thick with rindy citrus oils, ammonia, herbal and piney notes, laid on top of a solid biscuity malt base. Body was medium, chewy and unctuous mouthfeel. Not extraordinarily crisp or fresh, but it gets the job done for the hop head in you.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1-liter growler poured into a snifter. It poures as a clear golden copper color with more than a finger of frothy off-white sids. Some patchy strings of lace paint the glass as the cap fades. Overall a solid looking DIPA.

The aroma is a bold bouquet of hops that are rindy, herbal, catty and almost cheesy with a fruity to floral accompaniment and faint sulfur addition. A touch of grainy backing with a sort of neitral alcohol inclusion.

The flavor is all hops that are catty to cheesy. Somewhat dank and slightky sulfuric like the aroma suggested. A bit herbal to grassy with rinds and pulp elements. A very slight dry biscuit to straw-like grain inclusion is noticed across the back. It is not excessively bitter but aggressive enough to get your attention.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry with assertive hops that are complex and enjoyable. For only my 2nd carton offering in 2 years, color me impressed with these guys. I'll be on the lookout to try some of their ofher stuff.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.