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:
#6,376
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
6.07%
 
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of GarageRock
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farrago
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Around a finger’s worth of brown foam, given its modest depth the retention is good plus and keeps a nice even surface, very thin lacing streaks but they do remain streaks. Starless night black liquid with the vaguest hint of orange or yellow at the edges, can’t discern any bubbles. While there’s formidable roast to the nose it’s not burnt or overdone, mocha, American roast coffee beans, anise and vanilla bean, something close to ferrous, quickly darting wedge of lemon, not really getting any fruits scents at all off it. Medium-bodied and while dense is not as heavy as you might expect from how it looks. Intriguing in how the sweetness and bitterness dance around each other, no real linear progression. Black licorice, mint, roses lead to a soft graininess that doesn’t coalesce into breadiness. More of a mixed citrus bite here. The dank wet leafy matter and marijuana element gets folded into the roast so it doesn’t take over on its own. Powdered dark chocolate, espresso, kind of like a flourless chocolate torte. There’s also nods towards roasted spit meats. Maybe, just maybe, some cherry or plum fruit. For all that’s going on it never comes off as forcing itself on you. By the end of the can the ABV is obvious.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: June 21, 2018... OCCASION: the NBA draft--what will the Cavaliers do?... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a jet black body that supports a clumpy, thick brown head whipping its lacing into sun bursts.... lacing is uneven but attractive... speaking of bursts, this rushes forth with floral air, sparked by lemon citrus and tamped by thick, dank earthy notes... grape, leaf, tobacco, and roasted malts up the ante on this experience.... drinkable? Yes, indeed, with a sweet start and a creamy, cordial warming that settles the throat... the teeth bear the brunt of the 100 IBUs, and I don't mind the rattle... the smoothness and chewiness strikes a nice balance... this beer empowers and wallops the wit with its 10% ABV... its booziness is apparent halfway through the grunt, though its blunted finish detracts slightly from the experience... worth getting from a grunt, though, as its lighter notes popped from the bottle...

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Photo of Curt3
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -2.2%
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 -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cp45
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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APIOGERETLA from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 30 ratings