APIOGERETLA | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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.


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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Act25
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
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 michaelbritten
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
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 MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/11/2017. Poured into Carton teku glass. It pours black as coal with one finger of khaki-colored head and lacing with lots of carbonation. It's a really pretty pour! The smell is rather subdued: mostly roasted malt, grass, and a whiff of tobacco smoke. But it tastes great! It has a roasty malt backbone with a hint of burnt coffee and lots of bitter, biting hops. It's rather acidic, in a good way. To me, it's more bitter, and danker, than Epitome but others may disagree. It's medium-bodied, with lively carbonation, and its 10% ABV gives it lots of heft. Overall, it's just terrific. While I prefer Epitome, that's not surprising because that is my favorite Carton offering. I think it has more depth of taste. Alterego (I don't type well enough to do it backwards) just proves how good Carton is at brewing Black Ales. There are now two of them that challenge the best of the style. Bravo, Carton!

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APIOGERETLA from Carton Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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