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Epitome - Carton Brewing Company

Epitome
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BA SCORE
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We don't have many rules at Carton Brewing and those we have we made up for ourselves. In general though, we strive for drinkability through balance and harmonization of flavors. But even self-imposed rules are meant to be broken. With Epitome we decided to embrace the teenage metalhead in each of us and get discordant with a seriously hoppy, high gravity, black ale. The only notions accepted were to make it bigger, bolder, hotter & faster. A Beast. The ABV had to push past 10, the black had to be "none more," and the hops had to be American and piled on like a double bass drum kicking faster and harder. Drink Epitome because things worth doing are worth over doing.

(Beer added by: Chas58 on 12-29-2012)
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Smell: Piney with some roast and chocolate tones

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Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very impressive ABA; so many of them are unbalanced but this one showcased both the malt and hops very nicely

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Epitome from Carton Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.