077-07006 (Sorachi Ace) | Carton Brewing Company

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077-07006 (Sorachi Ace)077-07006 (Sorachi Ace)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
077XX is our double IPA focused on harmonizing the extremes inherent in the nature of an American double IPA for long-term drinkability. 077-07006 is the Dubviant tuned up with an exclusive Sorachi Ace third dry hop inspired by the places that get it in Caldwell. Sorachi takes lead bringing 0’dub’s mix of dank resins and tropical fruit tunes down a pithy lemon path. Drink 077-07006 when a little zest is in order.

Added by SadMachine on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Quigmann
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of speeder757
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a mostly translucent off-gold. Pretty standard fare with a standard head.

S - potent lemon rind up front. Some limey citrus and a bready malty sweetness. Fresh-smelling with the slightest dankness.

T - woof, full force of lemon from the get go. Most beers I can describe as "lemony", but this one is "biting into a goddamn lemon and smearing it over my body". Earthy and deeply complex. Nails down all the nuances of lemon and lime from the initial tartness, bittersweet middle, and rindy finish as you're chewing on the peel, trying to lap up the last of the juice. Teensy bit of resin and pine with a whole lot of grass. Unique. As the beer warms, more of the base flavors come out, including dank hops and caramel sweetness.

F - soft and flowing. Feels like it glides across the tongue. Swift and silent.

O - definitely a different beer. I always knew Sorachi was kinda lemon-esque, but this takes it to a whole new level. Interesting and oddly refreshing.

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 10/27/16 poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Bigger head, longer retention than the usual dub/dubvariant. Not sure what to think of this, leaves nice cap and lots of lacing. Beer is the normally mostly clear nice amber color.

S: Lemon and lemon zest from the Sorachi Ace hop plus the normal mango and piney dankness of the 077xx base beer. Works quite nicely.

T: Mango and ripe tropical fruit. Lemon and lemon rind come in a bit after. Lots of piney dankness on long finish. Think we got a better than normal base batch of 077xx, which is great. Tiny bit of bitterness at end, nothing exceptional.

F: Light to medium body tending to medium, light to medium carbonation. Well balanced and constructed.

O: I've tasted more bad than good when it comes to using Sorachi Ace; this definitely is one of the best.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. Excellent IPA dominated by a strong hop backbone with superb flavors of tangerine and lemon zest. I was thoroughly impressed by this brew. Easily drinkable. Recommended.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky orange with about a finger's worth of beige-ish head gives this I e a nice little appearance.

Nose pops a brilliant menagerie of earthiness (twang of funk), copper and wild flowers.

Taste pulls in with an earthy, gritty quality before big time dandelion follows up before a dash of heat.

Finish is dry, bitter and completely lacking sweetness despite a nice malt balancing act. Another great and complex beer for me today - yay me!

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Photo of Lucoli
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1levelabove247
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours cloudy orange, finger white head, great retention, soapy lace. Orange citrusy floral aroma. Taste is not bad but a little too heavy on the lemon peel/zest. The sharp flavors ease up a bit as it warms but still plenty there. Mouthfeel is medium slippery soft, dry finish. Decent brew overall just not my favorite hops.

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Photo of AdrianC31
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prager62
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pint can dated 4/14 poured in my 13oz. tulip for the taste.

Look- Pours a semi cloudy dark gold with a finger of egg white foam.

Smell- Grapefruit, floral notes and cheese.

Taste- Floral flavor up front followed by grapefruit and a hint of spice in the finish.

Feel- Slick and resiny with a bitter dry end.

Overall- A good beer but probably my least favorite from Carton thus far. While quite easy drinking for a DIPA, it leans more towards the floral and spicy side which doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of djrn2
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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077-07006 (Sorachi Ace) from Carton Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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