EGOIPA | Carton Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not much to analyze about EGOIPA. Sometimes you just fancy a dank double IPA to sip on, so that's what we made. Multiple hops, multiple malts, multiple yeasts combined in a way to feed the dank side of our enjoyment. Drink EGOIPA because it the dankness you want.

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Added by sloan123 on 09-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as it has "Start @ 44F" on the bottom of the can above a date of 9/15 (yes, I'm still behind!). Looked forward to this one and this did not disappoint as there was tons going on here from start to finish. This was a big beer that lived up to it's moniker, as it even inflated mine a little bit!

Nice pour to this as the dank, apricot hue was topped off by a big, khaki head that took quite a while to settle down. Lots of sediment was floating in this but that was probably my fault for having it sit so long before opening. Candied fruit, sweet malt, booze, and dank hops were all in the nose with even more in the taste. Oily, piney, hoppy, sticky, thick, and juicy, this beer had a *lot* going on and it was a blast experiencing it from start to finish. Lots of dank hops, resin, dark tropical fruit, addicting booze, and hints of weed all combined for a wonderful flavor profile that hooked me in from the beginning and never let go. A hint of blood orange juice tied everything in together and ensured that this beer wouldn't feel too heavy, even as the alcohol kicked in!

This was strong but had enough to it that it's potency wasn't a deterrent. Been a while since I had an IPA from Carton that matched up well with the best of Kane, Magnify, and Conclave but this easily fit that bill. Worth seeking out - even if you're ego's already inflated. Big egos and big palates could easily become accustomed to this!

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Photo of njcraftguy
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A few years ago Carton - with Boat and 077 - had 2 of the best Pale Ale/IPA's in NJ. Now that has changed with many newer brewery's cranking out amazing brews - Conclave and Magnify come to mind. This is a solid - drinkable IPA but not one I would seek out. Nothing bad about but nothing special either. It does hide the 10% ABV well. I was talking about this with some buddies the other day - with so many great brews out there - especially of this style - you really need to put out something tasty to get noticed at all. I can buy a boat load of equal or better cans at my local shop.

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

Photo of Hopznbuds
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 3 mo. Old can and it's still very dank tasting. Fresh it was like I had fallen asleep under a field of hop vines on a frosty morn; the dew sliding across the lupulin. Funky papaya, sun drenched mangoes provide dank tropic tones. Strawberry, grape peel, jackfruit and srarfruit are brighter flavors. Good spicy and earthy malt presence reminded me of a ginger cookie. My fave IPA from them.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into snifter. Amber orange with a 2 finger dirty white head with sudsy lacing all over the glass. Aroma is heavy with hops and malt. Big citrus flavor that layers in some caramel malt with earthy undertones. Finish is grapefruit rind and pine sap. Feel is medium, stick and well carbonated with a biting bittersweet finish. Tasty IIPA.

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Photo of Buck89
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Canned about 6 wks ago. A hazy dark amber-orange color with a foamy off-white head. The foam settled quickly into a nice cap. Fruity aromas with pineapple, tangerine, orange, mango, and a hint of earthy hops and sweet malt. Big fruit up front on the first sip as described above, but the mid-palate brought on a big dank resiny flavor, followed by a tangerine/dank finish. Sturdy but reserved malt backbone. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoolGuy42
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a mighty big IPA with pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and a little white grape. The malt backbone offers a touch of toast and caramel, but this, for the most part, is a big juicy brew.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquabears
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber and hazy. You can smell the sweetness of the malt and earthy hops. Tastes like it smells, huge (but good) amount of sweetness from the malts, dark and dank, with a seriously bitter finish. Only a very slight alcohol taste - carries it well for the ABV. Feels smooth and moderately fizzy, medium body. Intense but very nicely balanced.

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EGOIPA from Carton Brewing Company
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