077-07871 (Mosaic) | Carton Brewing Company

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077-07871 (Mosaic)077-07871 (Mosaic)

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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.

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 78
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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Photo of JerzDevl2000
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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Photo of dsa7783
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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Photo of gopens44
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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Photo of NolaHopHead
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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Photo of BeerBoyBert
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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Photo of HopBomb515
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rusty apricot colored and hazy with a medium white head and great lacing. Notes of soft stone fruit near the pit, tropical, peach, dank, light resinous pine, and citrus pith. Medium body, great carbonation, crisp and lightly coating leaving a dry resinous finish on the palate. This seemed to fit the profile of 077XX best so far. It's the most seemless, bitter up front then rounds out nicely at the end. This is a seriously top tier DIPA. If this was regularly around I'd drink this above all others.

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

Can dated 5/12/16. Poured into Carton Dubviant glass.

L: 3F+ head with long retention, lots of lacing and a ring that lasts. Beer is a hazy pale copper.

S: Tropical fruit like mango and pineapple and banana. Berry. Some pine and general dankness. Light malt.

T: Generally follows nose. Lots of dankness and pine follow the initial fruit. Nothing gets out of hand, though, and the bitterness, dryness, and alcohol all work together.

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Good balance and construction. Good bitter/dry finish that stays within bounds.

O: Very nice Carton Dubviant; certainly hoping to get to try them all as they come about. Certainly a bonus that I was able to get to this a week after canning.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned two days ago. Poured into Carton IPA glass. It pours a hazy yellow honey color with a one-finger, ecru-colored head and lacing. The nose features malt, citrus and tropical fruit, and the distinctive Mosaic hop smell. Atop the solid malt base, the taste is decidedly hop forward, dank and bitter. There is a strong grapefruit presence and a hint of tropical fruit in the aftertaste. This ale has a nice mouthfeel with a pleasant amount of carbonation and the ABV of 7.8% is ideal; it's substantive but not overpowering. Each O'Dub variant has a unique taste and quality and this one's no exception. If you enjoy Mosaic hops, then this DIPA will assuredly please. Thanks Carton!

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Photo of njcraftguy
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that was pretty good, but to me did not live up to the hype nor will I seek it out again. This beer gets lots of talk here in Jersey but I can think of several better IPA's and DIPA's from NJ.

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Photo of Mikeypnj19
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of my favorites that Carton puts out. I'm glad this one is made year round. You can definitely identify the Mosaic hops in the aroma as well as the taste. Super smooth and the right amount of bitterness. Cheers to Carton!

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

Bright golden color, slight haze. Lots of citrus zest, tropical fruit in the nose. Good malt backbone, some tropical fruit. This is a great O'dub variant. Highly recommended.

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

This was excellent. First carton experience. Great appearance, light and a touch cloudy from the hops. Nice head that stays throughout. So much melon and citrus nose and flavor. Nice malt balance. Closest thing I've had to north east hop profilenot out of the north east.

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Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

O'dubs always delivers and this single hop variant does not disappoint. A touch of malty sweetness with a nice soft finish.

Nonic pint from draft at a local place that rotates taps frequently.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious brew. Slightly sweet, but overall is floral and citrus hop bomb. It's quite pungent. Wish Carton would can this one. Better than 077XX and that's saying something.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you are a citrus (grapefruit)hop bomb fan, this beer cannot be beat. From the smell to the taste it is an absolute experience. I only wish that they would can this beer.

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Photo of Panzica_7
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is world class beer, it all starts with an amazing aroma dominated by dank hops. The taste follows up with a bitter taste on the palate dominated by the dank hops. If you can make it to Sparta NJ this beer is a must try!

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was lucky enough to pick up a growler full from liquor factory in sparta nj. Wow, this is up there with world class dipas. Carton and normal 077xx are underrated, and to me this beer proves just that

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Photo of JasonSmith1992
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite out of the O Dub variants as well as my favorite beer from Carton. Lucky enough to have this beer so close to home at Mohawk House and Liquor Factory!

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Photo of Tobes181
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Odub variant! With an aroma of dank hops the taste delivers the same punch! Balance is the key and this beer has exactly that! Find this beer only at Liquor Factory Sparta & Mohawk House!

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077-07871 (Mosaic) from Carton Brewing Company
4.4 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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