077XX - Carton Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a relatively clear light orange in color and with a small white head that has good retention which left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aromas begin with strong aromas of citrus and resiny pine hops. Light bready maltiness emerges as it warms but the hops overshadows most of the malt sweetness.
The tastes follow the nose with bitter citrus and pine resin hop flavors. Light malt sweetness again but the bitterness once again overpowers most malt.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finish is a bit too bitter for my liking, would have preferred more late hopping and less resiny bitterness.
Overall this was a bit much for my palate and I found the resiny piney bitterness unpleasant. I prefer my IPAs to have more balance with malt or more late hopping and less biting hoppiness.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2012 14:21:26 | More by claspada
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
Serving type: growler
08-25-2012 03:26:19 | More by RonfromJersey
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2014 03:21:29 | More by DIM
077XX from Carton Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.