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Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American IPA
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Feb 17, 2021
Aug 15, 2015
Notes: 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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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
DATE: February 16, 2021... OCCASION: Fat Tuesday comes again, and I prepare for Lent with a beer I should have a had a long time ago--too many good Cartons out there, even after having the World Turned Upside Down at the EBF... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... pours from a sixteen-ounce can a swirling storm of miniature bubbles that build a single-finger of snow-white head that settles to a creamy smear that banks on the glass...its body is a nice amber gold, mostly translucent, and resilient in its head retention... honey, pine, fragrant flowers, crisp pilsner malts, caramel, orange smooth, buttery ease from the teeth to the throat--this has no weight despite its 7% ABV... a brilliant flourish throughout, effervescent and juicy.... despite its hop-heavy fragrance, this has a nice backbone of cracker malts that compliment the pine, grapefruit and orange, maybe even papaya... this gets better with each sip, warming up with a resinous draw that seeps and crawls its way to the throat... it avoids the puckering of bigger bombs, and maybe could be a bit more aggressive, but all the same, it finishes well on the back end... a lovely beer, and one I would revisit again...the price is about right too...
Feb 17, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with a two finger head; good retention and splashy lacing with a web developing

Smell: Resinous pine with hints of caramel and grapefruit pith - dank like the label says

Taste: Dank pine flavors hit the palate with a hint of caramel malt underneath; some grapefruit pith develops in the middle and there is a touch of tropical fruit in the melange, as well; nice bitterness on the tail end

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice West Coast style IPA; not much to analyze here
Feb 14, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazed dark golden color.. Citrus and topical notes some malts and pine. Floral citrus hops up front some grapefruit/pine mix hopp with a sweet malt finish. Medium mouth fell with good carbonation.
Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by Samnem from Georgia

Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Maxkelly9

3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in pint. Poured a beautiful thick bronze/ dark gold color. If you’re looking for flavor you’ve came to the right place. Major outburst of tropical hops & malts boost the tongue as you take the first sip. Plenty of aroma. Not necessarily for me as I’m more of a medium hop person. But this beer has character. Would drink again.
Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 3.32 by chiefz1 from New York

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by sgregory from Connecticut

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 10-15-18 into 16oz IPA glass.
L: Lightly clouded, orange/honey. Light head, light sticky lacing.
S: Citrus, orange upfront, light tropical, mild pine dankness.
T: Heavy citrus front and back. Pine sap mid. There is a nice malt ride throughout.
F: Low carbonation.. medium smooth. Very balanced.
O: Very well represented 7% brew. Love the nose and MF.. the rest holds up as well.
Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Pours a golden brown color with 2 inches of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is dank hops, pine, grapefruit and orange. The taste is much like the aroma. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel and some dank hops. Bread crusts, pine and orange peel finish. Creamy with an oily mouthfeel.
Dec 05, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by HopSudz from Connecticut

2.28/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Tastes like the floor of a horse stable. This beer underwhelmed in every way, as did their Stay Down dry hopped session lager. at $14 a 4pk its pure robbery. The second i get to work tomorrow I'm putting both in the discount bin. Sub-par beer at a premium price.. that's not how it works. Back to the drawing board Carton. Never again.
Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Hazy gold/yellow with rich white foamy head and sticky lacing.
N: Citrus, hops, dank, floral, pine, and malt.
T: WOW, super clean citrus with a dank hops hit, sweet malt and some floral tones.
M: Medium
O: This could be my daily drinker, suck a great flavor profile, one of the best beers I had so far.....
Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Nov 20, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by MikePacheco12 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Clear copper with a creamy white head. Long retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Caramel, toast, pine, weed, green vegetables, orange peel, grapefruit pith.

T: Yellow grapefruit, pith, orange zest, brown bread, toffee, woody/tree bark notes, pine needles, skunky weed. Malty-sweet upfront and in the middle, and then an intense lingering bitterness.

F: Medium-plus, well-carbonated, creamy and well-rounded, lightly dry with a sticky resinous finish.

O: A perfect old-school dank IPA.
Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
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.
Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by kell50 from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
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.
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by mblack62 from New Jersey

May 26, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by jpd026 from New York

May 26, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Bwag from New York

May 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by deonreds from New York

May 02, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by eluvah from New York

May 02, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by florisj135 from Virginia

Apr 27, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
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.
Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by JPS10 from Texas

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by Collinsl from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2018
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