077-07871 (Mosaic) | Carton Brewing Company

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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. 077-07871 is the Dubviant tuned up with an exclusive Mosaic third dry hop inspired by the places that get it in Sparta. Mosaic seduces 0’dub’s mix of dank resins and tropical fruits with its slutty mix of all the aromas attractive in new world hops. Drink 077-07871 and immerse in hedonism.

Added by Tobes181 on 01-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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24
Gots:
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendry
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1-5-2017
Moderate pour yields a one inch head that is down to a ring in a couple minutes and comes back with a couple swirls. Very nice lacing with a nice clear, light amber body. Nose of pine and very slight citrus and even less tropical fruit. After some time and a swirl the tropical fruit on the nose comes out to play. Taste sort of follows nose with a tiny bit too much piney bitterness. Hey, that's me! Overall, not my favorite Dubviant, as it's a tad uneven.

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

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago and got around to it this week, along with the other Carton 0'Dub variants that I've had. While neither great nor mediocre, this beer was the epitome (no pun intended) of what a good northeast-style IPA should be. Dank, fairly strong, and overly juicy, this beer packed a punch in terms of the taste from start to finish, even though it was the same potency as the other versions of this style. It was just not as easy to quaff as I would have liked!

The pour was nearly the same as the other variants as this beer had a dank, golden hue, frothy head, and left a moderate amount of spotty lacing as I worked my way through it. A melon ball from start to finish, there was plenty of that in the nose with even more in the taste. Dank rind, melon, a moderate amount of booze, and bready malt were all in the taste as the fruit flavors came on strong after the initial sip. A dank earthiness slowly emerged as there was a good amount of pine and weed that slowly kicked in - though this wasn't full of oil and resin like a West Coast IPA. Instead, the moderate tropical flavors, melon, and cantaloupe really kicked in and never stepped back throughout my session with this. Just a hint of slickness was on my palate once this went down, but there was a need for a chaser of water once this was all set and done!

At least the booze wasn't too strong though it felt that way once the other flavors receded. Canned on 5/12, the date had the usual "Start @44F" above it as there were lots of tiny floaties in this, making me wonder if I had a fresh taste of this or not. A herbal and slightly minty aftertaste was the only aspect of this beer that wanted me coning back for more, as I felt that this was a bit overrated. A decent beer that's only a must-have for Mosaic fans or those looking to try all of the 0'Dub variants...like me.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. I was once again impressed by this piney, citrus-laden offering from Carton. They don't put out bad beers. This IPA is no exception to that rule. Strong hints of lemon and grapefruit dominate the palate. Great stuff. Recommended.

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3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This thing looks great, as the billowing head falls back to a nice, luxurious layer of off white foam resting atop this burnt orange, caramel coloured hazy beer.

Nose is vibrant with both floral and tropical notes. To define further (the tropical), we have mango and melon (let's say cantaloupe) as the signatures.

Taste immediately screams well balanced as all of this melon ball mango monster walks down the aisle with sweet, caramel malt. On exit, a hint of orange poles it's head in as a nondescript bitterness holds on to the tongue long after this medium bodied, almost creamy feeling beer has left.

Oh yes.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours deep hazy orange with finger white head, fades slowly leaving lots of lace. Aroma of dark ripe fruit and toasted bread. Similar taste with ripe fruit and bread in the forefront, dank earthy piney hops balance it out. Medium soft mouthfeel. Overall good mosaic hopped IPA.

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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm a fan of mosaic hopped beers, so I prefer this variant to regular ODub. The dry hopping adds another layer of aroma, in the form of citrus and floral scents. The beer also still has the distinct dankness and finish of the original variant. Great beer from Carton!

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077-07871 (Mosaic) from Carton Brewing Company
4.4 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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