SUPEREGOIPA | Carton Brewing Company

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Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not much to analyze about SUPEREGOIPA. Sometimes you just covet a dank triple IPA to sip on, so that’s what we made. Multiple hops, multiple malts and multiple yeasts combined in a way to sate the dank side of our passion. Drink SUPEREGOIPA because it’s the dankness you love.

Added by BrittEBurke on 12-23-2016

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 36
Photo of michaelbritten
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/9/17. A fruit salad Frankenstein'd out of "dank" green onions/scallions; mango, papaya, oregano, berry and perfume. 13% portends a bigger beer, yet this doesn't seem to hit so high; each sip remains easy, and with little hint of the ABV. For me, the strongest branch of the EGO family tree due to its depth. Take time to enjoy all that is offered, sip-by-sip, and you might appreciate Carton's EGO-evolution even more. In any case, a dank "triple IPA" worth its weight on its own.

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

Can dated 12/22/16. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 1F head very quickly knocked down by ABV. Very little lacing left, no cap or ring or anything else. Beer is a clear deep amber with visible carbonation bubbles.

S: Sweet, syrupy, malty. Citrus and piney.

T: Thick and chewy, sweet malts, caramel malts, citrus. Broadens out to pine and earthy dankness with a little bit of ABV heat.

F: Medium to full-bodied, light carbonation, long finish with little drying. Good construction and balance. Pretty good job of controlling the ABV, but still a sipper.

O: Carton is very good at these heavy-hitters and this long-awaited beer is another example. Hope someday to do an ID, EGO, SUPEREGO vertical.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mother says I shouldn't be drinking this, but I am anyways. After just 3 of these I might even dress up in her clothes, and my name isn't even Norman Bates. Anyways, color is an orange-copper with a steady, rocky pure white head on top. Duration is average, about 3 or 4 min. Aroma as sharp as Mother's shriek, prickly like pine needles. Orange, citrus pith, a spray from her glass puff ball perfume. Rose hips, tropical fruit sweetness reminiscent of pineapple, rotting papaya. There's enough sweetness at times with enough berry esters that I think it's an American Barleywine at times, but no that's not what the can says. Oh, the mouthfeel bespeaks IPA: very drinkable for such a high gravity beer. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, restrained astringency, and gradual warmth. Overall, well-attenuated. Taste is pretty sweet brahs, definitely on the lines of juicy fruit with a dank spruce tip addition although some lychee fruit sneaks in for an earthier element.

This beer is an intense showcase of New World hops. The malt character is just there; a smidge more and it's one of the premiere barleywines for winter drinking. This beer was crafted with drinkability in mind, and to that ends as far as 3xIPAs are concerned, a tremendous success; but, comparatively to other beers in general it's passable. Personally, my taste falls more in line with EGOIPA because that's just more me.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/9/2017. 4 days old. Poured into IPA glass. It pours a lovely honey color with one finger of bright white head and lacing. It has lively carbonation and the bubbles ascended the glass throughout the pour. It smells of tropical fruit, onion, pine needles, and floral hops. It's a pleasant aroma but not overpowering. The taste is about as dank as they come with big flavors of sweet fruit on the tip of the tongue, onion, sweet malt, pine, and lots of hops with a bitter, peppery finish. For an IPA, it's super viscous and chewy, with pleasant carbonation, and you can definitely feel the 13% ABV; it packs a wallop. Overall, this is one impressive offering from Carton. It's not for the fainthearted or the session IPA drinker.

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Photo of Werdna
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Right up there with Grimm and The Other Half in terms or quality but different vibe. The description is dead on accurate. Way more of a dank taste than fruity or piney. Much like other Carton high ABV offerings, this tastes more like 8% than 13%. Very enjoyable.

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SUPEREGOIPA from Carton Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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