Rickey | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This trip starts as many do on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the tippy, discussing grill cleaning, spring, cherry blossoms and the flavors that coincide with the transition from spring rain to summer sun. Talk makes its way around the circle to Jeremy who offers, "Cherry and lime kind of kick ass together." The evolution from that declaration to Rickey was a short one. Sourness from wild fermentation pulls taught against the heady juiciness of the fruit, with a light finishing touch of juniper berries stitching it together. Drink Rickey because blossoms turn to fruit.

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-29-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
20.86%
 
 
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0
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7
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 63
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of lateralundertow
4.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler fill from Cranbury Buy-Rite. 1L; $9.
Pours a pinkish red similar to the color of ruby red grapefruit juice. Light pink head a about a finger tall blooms and falls to a subtle ring of bubbles.

Beers smells incredibly funky and odd. So much complexity. Blue and sharp cheeses come to mind. Juniper lending a hand as well. Some slight acidity on the nose as well.

Total palate assault here.. First few sips were ripe with some faint cherry, lime zest and lacto. Quite tart and sour. As it warmed notes of grapefruit and juniper come together with the lime and cherry rather harmoniously in my opinion. Would love this on a warm summer day.

Full bodied and expansive on the palate. Had full taste bud activation on this beauty.

I can see how some people would say this beer smells like baby vomit or something to that nature but in my experience with the beer I would say that they are smelling more the juniper than anything. Thought this was an amazing beer and surely a staple for springs and summers to come at Carton. Awesome job.

Also, think this is my first actual review on BA. Had to give this beer from the great state of New Jersey the recognition it deserves!

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Looks like an ipa with a pink hue. Carbonation and complex like an ipa but replace the hops with sour cherry and lime. Not too high acid. Little more body then my current fave, which is Wild Beer Modus Operandi.

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Rickey from Carton Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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