IDIPA | Carton Brewing Company

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IDIPAIDIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not much to analyze about IDIPA™. Sometimes you just crave a dank IPA to sip on, so that’s what we made. Multiple hops, multiple malts and multiple yeasts combined in a way to placate the dank side of our desires. Drink IDIPA because it’s the dankness you need.

70 IBU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZx28H-lV08

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
237
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
63
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Khaack
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dry as can be, as a proper West coast IPA should be. Lots of citrus rind and pith. Very drinkable

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stockatron
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Tallboy to a pint glass with a hazy pale orange body. The foamy off white cap makes it up to about 1cm high before receding down to a thick blanket atop the brew. Lacing left behind starts with one big sheet at the top and webs falling beneath that.

S- The biggest three things that come to mind are oranges, dank herbs and freshly mashed pale grains. Pine, grapefruits, slight tropical fruit, floral and herbal hops. A bit of caramel if I say so myself.

T- A bit of a departure from the modern IPA with pine resin, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple and dank hops leading the flavor profile with just a bit of the tropical hops in there as well. This is no problem in itself but the malts are a bit intrusive with raw mash, caramel, slight sweetness and cracker clashing slightly with the hops. Slight pale fruit esters like pear.

MF- Puffy and creamy body that has a very slight chew to it. Overall it has a medium to thick consistency and a moderate level of carbonation. Ends with a slight orange zest bitterness.

Pine and citrus hops in the forefront with tropical fruits lingering in the background. The malts join the show perhaps just a bit too much with a sweet and caramel flavor profile. Its hard to disagree with their description but at the same time this is not one of the great modern IPAs.

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Photo of wedge
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can stamped 04/03/17

Hazy orange-amber color under a low off-white head. Mellow hop aromas...leafy hops, pine sap, tea, flowers, grain, and fruity yeast esters. Grass, lemon, pineapple, grape, and floral hop flavors with a solid bitter finish. Medium bodied and crisp. Decent.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Modest finger worth of a head, cream white with light dimpling across the surface, retention is below average and the lacing presents a surprising lack of stickiness. Filmy deep orange colored liquid, closer to transparent than opaque, barely any bubbles visible. The nose is powerful and aggressive with sour orange to grapefruit citrus, pine cones, pepper, salted pretzels and plenty of green leafy matter, the melon, apricot, pineapple fruit oddly lacks staying power, leaving it spicy and earthy rather than fruity. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied with nice firm compactness, not parching but definitely dry. Pineapple, mango, nectarine to peach fruit, concentration no juice. The peppery, spicy edge dominates and what carbonation is there tends to jab and prickle rather than gently churn. Minimal florality but there’s a fair amount of breadiness and biscuit notes. The citrus comes across as mixed and indistinct and a minor bit player. The earthiness and leafiness relentless in being the final word in the conversation. Not easy drinking but has personality and makes you take it on its terms.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kadonny
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into my DFH snifter glass.

L: A beautiful light orange/dark golden color with a wonderful 2 finger white head. Great glass lacing.

S: Loads of pine, earth, tropical fruits, dank weed and some caramel malt.

T: The tropical fruits come first with pineapple and mango, some citrus with candied grapefruit and a bit of tangerine. Some vegetal and floral flavors mix too. Wow. The malt is sweet and caramel like which yields to the huge dank weedy, piney and bitter finish. The yeast in this beer is very unique and it's delicious.

F: Full, coating, prickly, great carbonation and alcohol is very well hidden.

O: An awesome DIPA that I hope we will start seeing more of in our area. I've not had a lot of Carton beers (not available to us previously) but this one was spectacular. I hope to have lots more of it in the future.

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IDIPA from Carton Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 237 ratings.
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