077XX - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 157
Gots: 212 | FT: 22
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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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Ratings: 1,027 | Reviews: 113
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.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of Maxbier
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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!

Photo of njtmayhem
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

First brew I had from Carton, great beer from great people.

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......

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool "New to me beer/brewery" received in a great trade with BostonBrewser... Big thanks Dan! Poured into my FW goblet... Hazy light golden with a nice white head that shows good retention and lacing... Nose is pleasingly dry with fruity citrus/mango hoppiness, dusting of pale malt helps add heft to the hops... Big Bitterness but not bruising.. hop flavors are again leaning toward the fruits with more tropical essence than citrus.. Light body for the ABV helps with a bigger drinkability.. Really pretty good.. Thanks again Dan! Hope we can do it again soon!

3.75/4/3.75/4/4/

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A glorious can of this was shared with me today at the Plan Bee Savage release.

Pours a slightly dark yellowish orange, with a one inch head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells way juicy and stuff. It's bright and fresh, lots of citrus, orange, pineapple and peach. I'm getting a bit of pine, too.

This is one of the freshest tasting IPA's you'll ever find. So juicy, tons of citrus, some grass, a good amount of pine resin, and no real malt character at all.

This is medium bodied, really crisp and dry, with some slight lingering bitterness. It's insanely drinkable.

This is a game-changer. One of the best IPAs.

Photo of RedRhino
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Officially my favorite Double IPA. Everyone argues over Heady and Pliny and they are obviously there for a reason but everyone has their own palate. This one is it for me. Even for a New Englander.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -6.1%
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

Photo of Sandalwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

Photo of Ljudsignal
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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!

Photo of MNishCT77
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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.

Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/11....on tap at the Office in Morristown NJ, pours hazy yellowish gold with touches of foam. Fruity nose, tropical. Light malt too. Lighter taste leads to a sneaky heavy hop bitter. Peppery. Very good.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

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!

Photo of HopBomb515
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Glowing light apricot produces a fluffy white head that fades but laces really well and coats the glass. Vibrant pop of citrus bringing notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Taste is a wave of those sweeter citrus flavors, orange and tangerine. Grapefruit comes through strong followed by orange and tropical notes on top of a cracker light malt profile. Finish has a pop of pine and strong grapefruit bringing a bitter finish. Lighter side of medium body with great carbonation and a drying finish make this, dare I say, a refreshing DIPA . Truly a world class DIPA that can and should be in the conversation of the elites.

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.

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light orange color.

The aroma explodes of mangoes, kumquat, bready malt, and melon. Candy sweetness.

The flavor follows of fresh tropical fruit, orange peel, melon, lots of grapefruit, and then a drying and medium bitterness of grapefruit peel on the finish. A bi of sugary sweetness up front complimented with a heavy dank quality throughout.

A truly exceptional IPA that is defined by new age hops.

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.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

Found this beer at Colliers in Cape May while my family waited an hour for some stupid hotdogs.
I thought this beer was very good in all catagories.
The smell is very hoppy, but a general hop aroma, I can't pick anything out. The hops have that wet, resiny, green smell.
The taste is hoppy and bitter for the most part. Malts come through at the end. Hops are wet and bold to the end.
Oh the appearance! Golden orange with a hazy complexion. A tall head sits on top, thick and sticky at leaves lacing behind.
Drinks smooth and syrupy that coats the tongue.
A good beer I throughly enjoyed.

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.

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.

Photo of dasenebler
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Carton 077xx
8/1/14
16oz can, no dates found

Friend from down south hooked me up with a 4pk of this Jersey DIPA. Let’s see what the situation is here.

Very hazy straw gold. Tight white head is about a finger, but holds and laces well. (3.5)

Aroma is bright and citrusy, with tropical fruit notes. Alcohol is apparent. (4)

Flavor is very hoppy and dry. Huge bitterness building up on the tongue. Alcohol on the nose becomes more apparent on the drink, becoming fusel-like at times. Tons of grapefruit with a hint of apricot. Malt is right where it should be for the style: simple, pale and not caramel-laden. Finish is incredibly dry, but the carbonation and hop resins still provide a full mouthfeel. (3.5, 4)

Overall, very boozy for a 7.8% beer. Upon first sip, I would have thought this were in the 9-10% range, but the booze eventually takes a backseat to the hop flavor, which, combined with the dryness, keeps me coming back for another sip. (3.5)

Photo of Tobes181
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Appearance - Pours a solid light gold almost orange.

Smell - complex hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine on the end.

Taste - Light upfront hops start to come in strong as they have a very strong finish lingering on the palate afterwards. Pine and Citrus linger.

Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel froward then going into more of a fully hopped flavor mouthfeel into the finish.

Overall- I sat down and compared heady topper to 07XX. both amazing i their own way. Carton makes some amazing beers and they are to watch out for in the future, so happy they are in my home state!

077XX from Carton Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.