IDIPA | Carton Brewing Company

45 Reviews

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

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can stamped 4/03/17

It is a slightly foggy dark gold with a thick foamy off white head.

Smells like pineapple, cantelope, grapefruit, orange, and pine along with a lot of grains.

I think it tastes a little better than the aroma, but everything is pretty restrained flavor wise. A pretty nice balance that almost leans toward the malts with piney bitterness coming through. There is still some pineapple, passion fruit, melon, and orange. It is earthy, but not the super dank described.

The body is a hair chewy/full, but average otherwise as far as carbonation and feel.

A pretty good beer overall even if it doesn't really wow you.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

They say it's dank and it truly is. Weedy herbal hops which I'm guessing are Galaxy. Behind that some light tropical fruits. Nice bitterness and full flavor. Nice IPA. yb

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Photo of thebeers
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale orange-bronze with a finger of dense off-white head. Mild hop aroma, a little earthy, a little tropical. Dull, tea-like hop bitterness dominates the taste, with a ghost of fruitiness (pineapple mainly) far in the background. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, low carbonation. Pretty bland overall.

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Photo of Kendo
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear dark golden with a small off-white head. Decent splotches of lacing left behind.

S: Earthy, herbal hops and a bit of the dank. Nice, but not at all your typical American IPA nose.

T: Modest malt foundation is followed by earthy, piney, herbal, dank hops. Touch of alcohol at the finish.

M: Smooth and a bit creamy; call it medium in heft but it drinks lighter.

O: This is a really good IPA - not at all like the citrusy IPAs of 12-15 years ago or the tropical fruity IPAs of the last couple years. Curious as to what hop varietals they use in this one, but whatever they use, they did a nice job with the overall beer. . . .

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy in an IPA glass.

Pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with reddish-amber highlights. Those IPA glasses have a prism effect at times, I guess. Fluffy 2F head, just a shade off-white in color. Gentle fade leaves ring and spot lacing.

Smells of dried cut pine and the earth that it came from. Woody and earthy with no signs of citrus of tropical fruit.

Resinous pine, woody, dank earthy flavors. There's a touch of alcohol on the back end. Lots of malt.

Bold feel medium body. Resinous, sticky, and slightly juiced. Lasting flavor, slightly bitter.

A pretty big 7% IPA. Malty, hoppy, lots of body.

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Photo of Gavage
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Spotty lace develops on the glass.

Smell: pine and earth tones are easy to detect.

Taste: nice malt profile with orange, pine, and an earthy hop bitterness which is strong.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and dry at the finish.

Overall: big earthy and woodsy IPA that is the opposite of the tropical fruit IPAs out there. Really nice beer.

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that settled down, leaving a large but thin patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell is rather dank, and has resinous aromas of pine intermixed with pineapples and other tropical fruits.
T: As in the smell, the taste starts off dank and piney but then transitions over to having pineapples with hints of other tropical fruits such as mangos to go along with the pine. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I never thought I'd have a beer that had both pine and pineapple in it, but this seems to do a good job of combining two flavors that are related only by name and not taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...1/7/17

Lightly hazed, typical looking almond amber. Nice showing of fine film, thin collar and scattered lacing...Quality look to this brew

Juicy hopped up nose, I mostly get fruit.

This is a heavily hopped up brew, with all sorts of fruity/tropical notes being squeezed out of every hop fibre...pineapple all over this one and I like it....fresh and tasty...well worth a try

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Photo of hiphops
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a teku. penny copper. finger head but i poured slowly to fit it all in. blood metallic malty pine aroma. tastes dank and metallic. hint of malts. very old school east coast uk ipa but updated. a welcome respite from the all the subpar tropical NE style ipa's flooding the scene.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 1/4/17. This is a bit of a throwback IPA - copper hue, pretty strong malt bill, and a nice hop bitterness. Like all of the Carton hoppy beers, this is well made - very clean, very crisp. It is just not my preferred style - I wouldn't take this over 077xx.

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Photo of mattflippin
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku. Somewhat hazy orange color with a moderate white head which has decent staying power. Dank and piney on the nose, and the taste follows: dank and resinous, with a noticeable bitterness on the finish. Strong malt backbone, well balanced. As advertised, a simple, dank beer to sip on.

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Photo of Buck89
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A mildly hazy amber-orange color with a 2-finger frothy white head that slowly settled, leaving nice laces. The aroma was bright with oranges, dank earthy tones, and a bit of pine. Beautifully dank and earthy on the first sip, with a soft bitterness. Great malt balance with a dry, bready finish.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

canned 1/4/17 so still pretty damn fresh

was SO SO SO stoked to see this in the fridge at a local store. they're the only place in town to sell Carton cans and it's uncommon and infrequently available so to see this and O'Dub in the fridge made my day.

clear beer with a nice golden amber hue, very nice head.

smell is crazy dank, lots of resinous hops. kind of like rinds of hops, like smelling hops straight from a bag but sweeter

taste is amazing, super dank and has a great bitterness to it. not piney hops but still subtly sweet. very different from O'Dub but still great

i like this a lot. Carton has never disappointed me and it's a great beer

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Like ok is a crystal clear amber with an inch and a half head.

Aroma is citrus and sweet molasses malt.

Tast is a sweet malty beer with bitter citrus notes.

Excellent classic DIPA.

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Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned Jan 4
pours a clear dark amber
smell is fresh pine, floral, malty
taste - big pine and resin at the top, some citrus, black pepper, floral elements. nice big malt profile with a little sweetness but a dry finish
feel is just to the thin side of medium
overall fantastic, nice to have a more classic ipa style causing a stir on east coast that's big and bitter. it says "dank" on the can...indeed it is.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 1/4/17. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F slightly off-white foamy head with lots of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a clear, deep copper/bronze.

S: Orange, grapefruit, and floral notes

T: Follows nose up front, with good malty backbone and a drank, dry finish

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation. OK drying and good balance. Construction very solid.

O: Too bad they never have ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO all out at the same time for a vertical. This is definitely a departure from both Boat and 077xx, but I like.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/4/2017. Poured into Carton IPA glass. It pours a clear, golden-amber with an enormous, frothy, milk-white head and lacing. The smell is citrus all the way: lemon and grapefruit, along with fragrant, floral hops. It has a wonderful balance of tart, bitter citrus and biting hops. It's very dank and really good! IDIPA seems danker and dryer than the O'Dubs. The 7% ABV seems tame. Not quite Boat but easy drinking. It's fun to review this because I've already had EGO and SuperEGO so it's kind of reverse engineering. This is a truly solid IPA. Child's play for Carton!

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Photo of EMH73
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a two inch white head that was well retained and left some lacing. Smells of citrus and pine.
Taste is quite citrusy, blood orange and orange pith, some tropical fruits and balanced out nicely by a malt presence. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-optically clear golden-orange can pour to tulip. fine effervescence yields to thin lacing on draughts. Resiny hop aroma and some orange is notes. The flavor has a prominent spruce hop bite with some citrus. finish is clean. Some hop bitterness persists. Alcohol heat is not detectable. A pleasant DIPA sippa.

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Photo of DudMan
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden orange with nice lacing. Smells very dank and piney with slight citrus. Citrus dominates the taste with a piney finish. Malt is light in the background. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. A very good beer.

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Photo of bobv
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 1-4-2017.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1 and a 1/4 inch head that dissipates down to a ring in a few minutes but comes back with a swirl or two. Clear amber body. Nose of tropical fruit. Taste of tropical fruit, pine, and citrus. Feel is a tad thin. Overall I'm thankful for the late Christmas present from my nephew that arrived today, overnighted from NJ.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium gold body with good clarity, fat ivory-colored head that persists nicely and trailed some lace down the glass. Aromas of sweet, ripe citrusy fruits immediate on the nose; the taste is moderately sweet, mildly bitter, with a juicy fruity flavor profile; malt base is subdued but apparent. Medium-light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, very smooth and very drinkable. Happy it's a pint can so I can cap off that initial pour - went down really quick and easy...

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Photo of njcraftguy
3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another solid offering from Carton, fairly tasty but nothing special here. Smooth n light - easy to drink - not much of a aroma or mouth feel but nothing bad either. I would not seek it out again but would drink if put in front of me.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. It seems as though every IPA Carton puts out leads to a favorable review. I was certainly impressed by this offering as well. Strong tangerine and citrus flavor. Pine on the nose and tongue as well. Great stuff. Recommended.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a dense one finger white head that sticks around for a while. Lots of chunky hanging lacing. Tiny white floaties too. Smell is straight up dankness, just as advertised. Dank pine and earthiness, grapefruit, orange, citrus pith and a touch of malt sweetness. Taste is a bit more balanced and a bit less dank. The citrus comes across very juicy and that combined with the malt cuts through the pine and dankness to keep the finish only moderately bitter instead of the instense bitterness I was expecting from the smell. Feel is medium with decent carbonation and very slick. I was hoping it would be more sticky. Overall this is a very good beer, just not the super dank hop bomb I was expecting. I know this isn't fair, but if IDIPA was an MLB player in 1998, took a shit ton of steroids, and got super big and bad, it would be Sap by Tree House. But it would need A LOT of HGH.

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IDIPA from Carton Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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