BRETT 1 | Carton Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.16%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brett 1 is Brett wandering the brewer’s larder and selecting each of the favorite ingredients he has played with, deck to deck and brew to brew, creating a gorgeous version of the workhorse pale ales we love. A Pearl base gives that lightly green slightly caramel foundation bigging-up El Dorado pellets, Citra dust and Simcoe oils. Smooth citrus with tropical edges of a drinking pale.

Added by Jakely on 09-13-2018

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
3.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from zekeman17. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/12/2018. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, lightly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.16%. Overall this is an awesome NEAPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Outstanding Simcoe, Citra, El Dorado profile. Extremely juicy and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone, mild residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Loved the hop profile as expected.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brett 1 surmounts the other brewers' board offerings - all of them good. Please to be its first review.
a) 10oz pour at brewer mounts a 1 finger head that lasts and laces over a mostly clear golden body.
s) AMPLE aroma of bright hops(simcoe, citra, el dorado) balanced over a roasty, pale ale body.
t) Punches above its 6% ABV with flavor, especially fat at the brewer.
f) Creamy, pungent, herbal, refreshing... a food beer.
o) Lovely construction where Brett wins by an edge over Augie, Chris et al.

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

BRETT 1 from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4 ratings