IDIPA | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-15-2015

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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a tasty beer here, i have not had nearly enough from these guys considering how much beer it looks like they put out. this is somewhat classically fashioned in that its hop profile also contains some bitterness, and that it has some maltiness to it as well, perhaps more balanced overall than we have let the style become. i like it being only 7% abv too, yet hopped liked a double, it drinks sort of halfway in between, and thats a sweet spot for me. hazy and pale from the tap with just a little deeper color to it than many have, a tall white head on top, looks nice from the tap, but it falls a little flat after a few minutes. the aroma and flavor show a sturdy dry hop, but somewhat of a more northwestern complexion, pine and bitter grapefruit zest, more intense in nose than flavor, where it takes on a bit more of a balanced profile. juniper and citrus zest, it flashes like a gin drink for a second, before the crackery lightly toasty malts come in. good lingering bitterness at the end and an oily slick sort of feel, built up in body by the malts nicely. overall tasty stuff with a bold hop flavor, weed-like sticky fruitiness, and pint glass drinkability. solid offering from these guys.

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Photo of kell50
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at griffon gastropub. lacy. yes there were hops, yes its the style, but it simply tastes rather plain. Pales in comparisons to all the other good hoppy beers around.

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Photo of mblack62
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bwag
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Carton Brewing Co. "IDIPA"
1 Pint can without freshness dating, coded "[email protected] (illegible)EY", contract brewed by Two Roads Brewing Co.
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Oh boy, another cloudy IPA. It's got a nice creamy head of white though. The body is orange in color. It smells like a proper IPA with citrusy and piney notes. It's not what I'd call "dank" but that seems to be what they were going for based on the label. Nor is the nose really that bold, it's OK, but I've tasted pale ales that were brighter. Moving on to the flavor... more "dankness" there, and some nice fruitiness. The label states that they've used "multiple yeasts" which is kind of unusual, but the yeasty fruitiness is nice. It's got notes of apple, berries, and cherry to it - keep in mind though, not unlike the aroma it's not that bold, you're not going to go "oh, it tastes like cherry", no, it's just a subtle component of the yeastiness. The maltiness isn't really that bold either, it's nicely biscuity but nothing more. It makes a good base for the heavy hops, which are probably the stand out point for it. They're less citrusy than the nose suggested, but still piney, and very earthy, herbal, and spicy. It's got a solid bitterness and it finishes dry with dusty earth, dried herbs, and spiciness lingering. Looking back I've got a solid sheet of lace rising from the liquid level all the way up to where the head initially started, and I still have a complete, creamy surface covering. Nice. If I forgive it's clarity, which I'll have to because "haze is the rage", it scores a 4.25 and maybe even a 4.5 for appearance. Back to the liquid itself, the body is medium and it's gently crisp and then smooth across the tongue. No faults there either, in fact it's a really solid beer all around. There are other beers like it so no points for creativity, but it's really well done. Worth trying.
Review# 5,972

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Photo of IronLover
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam with good retention. Medium malt and caramel malt aromas with medium earthy, herbal hop aromas with a light dankness. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Smooth, slick, oily feel through the middle with pleasant warmth near the finish. Medium high malt and caramel malt flavors. Mellow, earthy herbal and spicy hop flavors with medium bitterness through the middle. Dank hop character throughout. Herbal and spicy hops along with slowly emerging, light prickly booziness. Finished with light herbal notes, boozy sweetness and light lingering earthy bitterness. A dank and malty DIPA with mellow hop and boozy character. Very tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of zbelair
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPS10
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Collinsl
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This has to be my least favorite Carton so far. Pours a golden orange hue, foamy white head. Smells like a dank hop bomb. Tastes overly carbonated and mildly astringent. Feels a bit dry and bitter. This IDIPA is sub contracted to a brewery in Connecticut (Two Roads) It is the only can that shows the state of Connecticut instead of N.J. The yeast tastes different I think. They could adjust the water if necessary for minerals,ph,etc.. to duplicate Atlantic Highlands,N.J. I have hesitated for a long time to rate this beer because I always thought it was me or a mediocre batch.

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great retention and outstanding foamy lacing.

S: Dank and juicy... tropical fruits... citrus... yummy.

T/F: Light grains and malt backbone. Super tropical fruit hop profile. Pineapple, papaya, and guava. Light grapefruit and citrus. Medium to light in body... well carbonated. Finish is bittersweet and tropical.

O: A pretty awesome IPA. Nothing earth shattering, but a really well brewed and flavorful beer. Best one I've had from the State of New Jersey.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 10/3/17

Dull orange color and extremely clear until 2nd pour empties the bottom of the can.

Typical citrus hop smell and even maybe a bit minty. Faint malt background.

First taste is a little sweet with orange juice tang. Vanilla cream sweetness. Combo resembles a creamsicle. Subtle bitterness. Citrus fades away a little and opens up more bitterness than sweetness.

Sort of thin body and lower end of medium carbonation. Some lingering bitterness.

Above average IPA but I'm not overly impressed with this being my 2nd beer from Carton. It's done well but nothing really stands this one out for me. I don't pick up the dankness overly advertised on the can

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Photo of TedStrosser
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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IDIPA from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 274 ratings