Carton / Trillium - 02210 | Carton Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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30 Ratings
Carton / Trillium - 02210Carton / Trillium - 02210
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jakely on 03-24-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of rfgetz
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Balanced like pale ale but strong enough for American IPA, the collaboration between Trillium and Carton sells a scent and taste of hop high but its bitterness is restrained. Not quite hazy and not quite imperial, this joint venture beer straddles the style fences quite well.

Medium amber and cast in a moderate hazy glow, the translucent ale is capped with a pillowy white froth. Juicy aromas of orchard fruit, tropical fruit and citrus waft about the senses while a taste of honey, caramel and cashew frame its malty upstart.

The hops blossom on the middle palate as the malt sweetness begins to recede. Hops roll onto the tongue with the succulence of peach, apricot and orange that seem to play equal rolls as the hop intensity meets the level of maltiness. A growing bitterness aids in the balance while trailing with soft pine, tropical fruit rinds and an overall peppery, sprucy grip.

Medium bodied but trending full for IPA, the lingering maltiness keeps the flavors on the forefront of the session while sacrificing dryness and its sense of drinkability. A vodka-like spice frames the alcohol effects while a medium length aftertaste of fruit peels and fragrant spruce and cedar outweighs the fruit in the end.

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Photo of beerbully
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Pours a semi-clear amber hue, 1/4 inch head with little retention and mild lacing

S-aroma is very faint.......sweet malts, honey and melon

T-Similar to the nose.......sweet sugary malts, ripe melon, some bitter pine near the finish........seems more like an old school DIPA than the new juice bomb hazy IPAs that are all the rage.

F-Chewy, oily...carbonation is less than medium.......body is close to medium

O-More old school DIPA than juice bombs more readily associated with Trillium........was hoping for something special from these two fine breweries. This is solid but somewhat disappointing given the expectations

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy Gold with foamy white head and thick lacing.
N: Sweet notes of fruit, citrus, hops, and some pine.
T: Follows the nose, very sweet up front with nice hops and pine bite on the backside.
M: Medium/Full
O: Very nice beer, great flavor mix and easy to drink

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a deep gold with a thick head, looks pretty awesome. slight haze but not a milkshake

smell is heavy, ripened fruit and honey

taste is somewhat boozy and the body is big. for 7% this is a weird dIPA. should be a regular IPA but the body is much bigger than a regular beer. they fit a ton into 7% but it's a unique touch

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Photo of tempest
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Whoa, this is weird (in a good way). I get a big nose of pear and chardonnay sans oak, with an odd herbal, maybe sage? note. It's hard to get an unusual hop character in an IPA, but this is certainly a good example. Almost sweet apricot and pear up front. Finishes with bitter orange peel and lemon. Quite dry, fairly bitter almost astringent. Delicious, but the bitterness could be dialed back a touch.

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Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark orange with flimsy white head. Aroma of citrus rind, booze, grass, pine, tile cleaner, candied peanuts. Tastes of citrus rind, grass, pine, orange candy, orange sorbet, warming booze, and some big bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpbrooklyn
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at a restaurant. Paired well with a bison burger. It pours a hazy, honey-orange color with a a thin, milk-white head. I'm sure it would look better poured from a can. There's lots of orange on the nose, along with light spice, floral hops and a whiff of apricot. The taste opens with a blast of bitter, biting hops and spice. The orange and apricot come later. It's very dry and crisp. I was surprised that it's only 7% ABV; it drinks above that and there is a noticeable astringent burn at the finish. This isn't a bad DIPA but it's not what I expected from a collaboration between Carton and Trillium.

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Photo of Khaack
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a dark orange almost red body. Thick two fingers' worth of off white head. Head fades away leaving a nice amount of lacing behind while drinking.

S: Beer has a mixture of dank aromas and a slight amount of fruity sweetness. Combination of pine and and spice build the dank smells. Most of the fruit notes come off as grapefruit.

T: Tastes match the nose here. Lots of earthy pine flavors along with a fair amount of spicy notes. Along with these flavors there are a touch of fruit tastes in the beer. Grapefruit flavors add some sweetness, but the beer's main taste is a spicy earthy mix.

M: Medium to light mouthfeel on the beer. The beer has a noticeable alcohol kick that seems too high for the beer. The taste profile is nice enough to continue drinking, but the bitter spicy mouthfeel takes away from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

O: Nice beer. The appearance of the beer was a personal highlight. The taste of the beer could have been improved with a softer mouthfeel and less spice/alcohol kick. Good beer just too strong of an alcohol presence.

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Photo of Tim725
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jps715
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Carton / Trillium - 02210 from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 30 ratings