HopPun | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
270 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
You can play boundary-pushing flavor games all you like but you should never turn your back on fundamentals. HopPun is born of playing with the most straightforward of beers- the hoppy American Pale. We push around experimental hops 06300 and HBC342 with Super Galena and Mosaic, soften the edges with a traditional pale malt bill and then tie it all together with the fruity esters of British yeast. Look for the tutti-frutti/berry side of modern hop aromatics in a pleasant drinking straightforward Pale. Drink HopPun and keep the chops sharp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6103CkLeYk&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by Act25 on 08-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of CHickman
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Lark in ENPT, NY, it was nice and hoppy both in the nose and flavor. Well balanced, smooth and easy to drink, it went down easy and was an above average IPA.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R11415
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hombo3
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farrago
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambit23
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoponit
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden-amber color with a huge, fluffy white head that left lots of lacing. Smells of malts, hints of orange and pepper. Taste starts with bready malts, orange, orange rind and notes of pepper, however it quickly becomes dry and quite bitter. Well carbonated, medium to heavy bodied for the style.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can

It is a dark, burnt orange color. Substantial amount of thick cream colored foam. Good retention and spotty lacing.

Smells piney and citrusy with an earthy aroma. Very strong malt bill.

Some prickly mango, melon, and pink grapefruit up front and definitely some orange, but also some more estery fruit. A little bit of a ripe and dark red flavor. Some very British like malted grains and yeast along with an increasing pithy bitterness close it out.

The body is exceptionally soft and pillowy, like rolled oats with a dry finish.

This one is probably more of an English IPA (though American hoppy) than an American Pale, but it is excellent either way.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed HopPun before but never reviewed it. Canned on 3/10/2017. Poured into pint glass. It pours a lovely orange-amber color with one full head of fluffy, milk-white head and lots of lacing that lasted through the pour. It smells of cracker, caramel, and a whiff of tangerine banana, and pepper. The taste opens with some sweet malt and fruit, and grass but it's quickly overtaken by dry, slightly bitter hops and a certain earthiness. I remember more sweetness in the past but the can is 5 weeks old and it may have settled. What really shines is the feel: it's a little heavier than most APA's I've had, with pleasant carbonation, and the 5.3% ABV makes it really easy to drink. Overall, while it's not my favorite Carton offering by a long shot, it's easy drinking and tasty. I could crack a few of these after cutting the lawn.

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Photo of citizencane
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright orange-brown with solid head and some lacing. Smell is muted mix of malts and hops, leaning more toward earth and tea notes. bitterness becomes more pronounced as t warms and I keep drinking. Taste is similar but more pronounced with a hint of metallic. A hint of metallic taste in there but not enough to be a dealbreaker. Not quite worth the rating it's gotten IMO, but then again it's not bad and the more English end of pale ales typically aren't my thing. Not bad though.

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Photo of MarkJP6
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on draft, served in shaker pint glass

slightly hazy golden copper in color, foamy white head. fruity hop aroma. taste is only mildly bitter, the hop flavors dominate. thinner bodied.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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HopPun from Carton Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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