077-07871 - Mosaic | Carton Brewing Company

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4.4/5
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077-07871 - Mosaic077-07871 - Mosaic
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#689
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
90
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly murky darker golden color. The head is 3 finger, white, frothy, and long lasting. There's beautiful lacing on the glass.
When pouring I got a whiff of orange. Up close I a really rich citrus hop aroma. I get pineapple, and grapefruit. Really deep and rich.
The taste - Nice citrus taste up front. On the backside I get a sticky pine flavor.
The body is decent, and I really love how the hops just coat my throat in a sticky hoppy goodness.
This is a very delicious IPA from Carton. Well worth trying, and enjoying.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The last Carton beer I had was tasty. This beer is NEDIPA. Served the beer at 47 degrees in a tulip glass. The semi-gentle pour of the beer produced a two finger bright white head with good retention. The head is airy and creamy and left lacing on the glass as it dissipated slowly. The color of the beer is SRM 6 a deep gold color with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is somewhat clear with a touch of haziness. The beer has carbonation dancing within the liquid.

The initial aroma of the beer is bright citrus. Additional aromas in the beer are toasted malt, mandarin oranges, grapefruit, lemons, grass, a touch of pine, tropical notes and yeasty.

The initial flavor of the beer is grapefruit and oranges. Additional aromas in the beer are toasted malts, lemons, grass, a touch of resin, yeasty, and herbal.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and sharp.

The body of the beer is medium, high carbonation, and a medium-plus finish.

The beer for me suffers from an identity crisis. The beer has both WCIPA notes and NEIPA flavor in tandem. The IPA is a solid beer and a strong malt backbone. The beer has great flavors and it bright but it is not for me. Chose a side not try to balance the beer between two styles.

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

This is definitely one of the best variants. It's up there with Nelson and Citra. 077 has to be one of he most reliable and consistent IPAs I drink and the variants make it fun. yb

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from zekeman17. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, ruby grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, ruby grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, ruby grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Perfect mosaic hop showcase. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness from lingering dryness. Very well attenuated for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Loved the hop profile as expected of my favorite hop.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my “sweet spot” DIPA. Burnt orange color, lotta hop haze, sudsy tan head. Dank citrus aromas on the nose - along with a caramalt note that is most welcome.

Perfect balance on the taste between the dank tropical fruits (I heart Mosaic hops) and the caramalt backbone, yet the best part of this beer may be the mouthfeel - a bit of a bite, full enough to let you know you’re in the ring with a contender of a beer.

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Photo of Act25
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big, hemp. Fruit Bomb.

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Photo of locoformavs
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of thampel09
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopznbuds
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

Photo of smcel371
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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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of PA-Michigander
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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077-07871 - Mosaic from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 90 ratings