077-07006 - Sorachi Ace
Carton Brewing Company

077-07006 - Sorachi Ace077-07006 - Sorachi Ace
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,133
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,232
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.72%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
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Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
91
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077-07006 - Sorachi Ace077-07006 - Sorachi Ace
Notes: 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.
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rossracing from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 08, 2016
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Ieatlambfries from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Jul 18, 2014
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ColForbinBC from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 09, 2016
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this af the Cloverleaf on Sunday, having never tried anything from Caton brewing before. I liked this a lot and although it wasn't a terribly strong or memorable beer, the grapefruit flavor and the easygoing nature of it led it to go down pretty quickly. It' s not often that something new grows on me so quickly!

This beer had a nice, blonde hue to it as it settled into my pint glass, as it had a cloudy appearance to it and a nice head that took a while to settle. There was quite a bit of good lacing as well, as I made my way through this, as this beer had a thicker consistency than other IPA's that I've enjoyed. Lots of grapefruit was also in the taste, with a dry mouthfeel and a bit of a herbal aftertaste like tea. The alcohol led itself to a nice warming effect here but couldn't really be detected in the taste at all, and the hops were not strong or earthy here either.

The strength of this beer was matched by it's taste - understated, present, and nicely balanced. While not on par with Dogfish Head or those from the West Coast, I enjoyed this a lot because of it's slight dryness, and lingering citrus taste. A good offering to have on tap and worthy of having my zip code as part of it's name, I may give this a go again before the Summer is up. A must-try for any local hopheads and IPA lovers!

Jul 22, 2014
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markgugs from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 07, 2015
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Aug 12, 2016
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huysmans from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Aug 27, 2014
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tommyguz from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 29, 2015
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clake from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 15, 2015
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bobv from Vermont

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2016
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 24, 2016
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RobDB from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 12, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 28, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 13, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 01/18/16 notes at Cloverleaf Tavern in NJ.

Pours a clear amber red with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Nose is sweet and floral, taste has more pine, citrus, grapefruit hops, some lemon. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a little sweeter and fruited than the normal 077XX. I don't like it as much but a good beer I was glad to try.

Jan 20, 2016
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

May 30, 2016
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jseidl from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this last night when the wife and I went out for my birthday. Nice golden color, relatively smooth IPA. First Carton beer I had and really liked it.

Jul 15, 2015
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KingforaDay from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Apr 17, 2014
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
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!

Jun 20, 2016
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Dougwillhike from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 05, 2015
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Dirt286 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 05, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 22, 2015
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johnpalisi from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 21, 2016
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DrStiffington from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jun 28, 2014
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vfgccp from New York

3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dec 03, 2016
077-07006 - Sorachi Ace from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 87 ratings