APIOGERETLA | Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90.9%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 22 ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

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.

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Added by sloan123 on 04-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,439
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
Liked:
20
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
5.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 SadMachine
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DudMan
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelbritten
4.52/5  rDev +10%
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 Eziel
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paresis
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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 BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APIOGERETLA from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.9% out of 100 with 22 ratings
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