APIOGERETLA | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by sloan123 on 04-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,378
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
5.61%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks jet black(end of SRM color chart). 2" lingering mocha colored foamy head. Smells dank,earthy,hops, fresh cut grass. Taste is mind blowing in a way. I am expecting a malt forward beer because of the color. It actually tastes like a triple IPA that it really is. A hop bomb at that. Subtle sweet malt finish. Feels well balanced with carbonation and viscosity. Not viscous like some high ABV beers are. Overall this is a solid beer in my humble opinion. The label backwards and the name have got to go. I started getting cross eyed in the liquor store reading the can backwards.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a 1/2" off white head. Not much aroma to talk about, maybe some roasted notes. Taste is mostly roasted malt sweetness with a touch of bitterness. Taste mellows with time between sips. Feel is excellent, there's no indication this is a 10% brew and the mouthfeel is excellent. Overall, it's very pleasant if not easy to define.

Status says retired, but mine was canned on 5/11/18. Need a mirror to read the can, except the legal stuff.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 4/11/17. Forgot to drink these. Probably still good.

L: 2F slightly off-white head with good retention, lots of lacing, and a cap and ring. Beer is black.

S: Basically some nice straightforward roasted malts and grains and some dankness. Simple.

T: Follows nose. Roasted malty goodness with some yeastiness. Finish very slightly bitter and a tiny bit of ABV heat.

F: Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Construction and balance are very solid. Drinks like a champ even with high ABV.

O: Right up there with Epitome. Carton has these black ales down.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cp45
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Augie - this one needs a name, and until then, AT LEAST an origin story. For example, IDIPA(tm) seems a great name, kinda goes with TEDxAsburyPark IDentity 5/20/2017. Why not just ALTER EGO? or Alt-ID?

Happy to be 3rd review of Alt Ego IPA. I've long favored black IPAs, ales and lagers for that real or imagined sweetness, feel and char that comes with stout, porter and the blacks. How about 420 Black for it's burning hemp quality and aroma?

A) Pours a fresh black body that spackles the glass with lace over a spackly, dark lumpy head.
S) Wet Paint in a Flower store, stoned painters munching on green onions. Somehow, the black body renders experience (be it real, reefed or imagined)... sweeter, smoother, hempier, smokier, and greener
T) Paint continues to come to mind - as the sweet latexy scent of drying paint - as this one paints it black in a great way: a roasty malt backbone with lots of strong coffee, with flower store perfume, grass, and ample bitter, biting hops. Carton's most bitter, dank brew?
F) FIne mid body with great cleansing see-saw finish that lands on dry and clean.
O) Of my favorite styles, this is a great one.

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Photo of DudMan
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbritten
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/11/2017. A fitting black ale/"black IPA" for Spring: aroma brings to mind wild green onion and the "budding" of new, juicy, fruit. Retains the roastiness and yeast-presence of Epitome, but lands as decidedly less extreme; sweeter, smoother, and more given to the green.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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APIOGERETLA from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 26 ratings