077XX | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
1,341 Ratings
077XX077XX
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like all things truly Jersey, 077XX makes the most in balancing through its accentuation of extremes. Inspired by the west coast IPAs we love, we added a thump of hops to a dynamic malt profile and chose a yeast to drive these two further than they wanted to go. Throw our water into this mix and you will find dank green resinous hops popping over orange, mango and papaya aromas, with just enough sweetness of body to make the long finish a pleasure to have around. Drink 0’Dub when your night matters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkAUpmGuHTk&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,341
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
308
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,341 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of peter_Rbrennan
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runeatdrink
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
07/06/17

Can to snifter.

LOOK: golden yellow, clear, medium white head.
AROMA: peach, mango, papaya. Very fruity.
TASTE: Not so much fruit, more resinous pine. Hair spray finish.
FEEL: thick for an IPA. Short on carbonation.

OK.

**

 246 characters

Photo of woodychandler
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a CANderful day this has been! I CANpletely eschewed the Bottle Backlog in favor of a momentary return to The CANQuest (tm) & it has paid off in major dividends, like unCANvering forgotten CANs.

From the CAN: "Like all things truly Jersey, 077XX makes the most in balancing through its accentuation of extremes. Inspired by the west coast IPAs we love, we added a thump of hops to a dynamic malt profile and chose a yeast to drive these two further than they wanted to go. Throw our water into this mix and you will find dank green resinous hops popping over orange, mango and papaya aromas, with just enough sweetness of body to make the long finish a pleasure to have around. Drink 0’Dub when your night matters."

Having Crack!ed the CAN open, I debated on an inverted Glug, but settled on a gentle one, instead. My in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) while the CAN identified it as a solid 5. So be it! Nose was a tropical fruit bomb!

There was a time when we in the P.I. for an extended stay & I had my personal favorite. I kept getting warned not to fall in love & get married, which I never did, but she was the best! She would cook, sew my uniforms & generally do anything that I asked of her. We were quite an item & Mama-san was worried that she might lose her to me. I kept telling both of them that I was not getting married, but it would fall on deaf ears. One night, I showed up & all of the rooms were occupied. I shrugged & pointed to a hammock in the corner of the ersatz dance floor. Both were initially shocked, but once we were situated (facing cowgirl), the place erupted! We became a show unto ourselves for a while. The money (literally) showered down on us & I was eating like a king. Mama-san noted that I really dug fresh fruit & upon arriving the one night, she & my girl had fashioned an entire outfit from local fruit. I literally peeled her out of it as we writhed in the hammock, creating fresh-squeezed fruit juice. We were a sticky, pleasurable mess when the SPs showed up & I ran back to the base, just ahead of them.

Why this sea story? The nose on this beer was totally evocative of that tropical fruit salad! Mango, guava, papaya, a touch of grapefruit & I was off & running. Mouthfeel was dense & creamy, tropical fruit in heavy syrup. Heavy, man! The taste was fruity, but musky, not at all sweet. Papaya or guava? One of them has the taste & texture of p**sy. This beer had the heady, musky, dusky taste of cunnilingus. Whew! It was the forbidden fruitiness mentioned in The Bible.

One is not supposed to know of such things & if you do, thou shalt not speak of it. Ah, well. I am CANsigned to Hell anyway, so one more crushing stone on my chest shouldn't make a difference. "More ... weight," cried Giles Corey & so does Bro. Woody.

Finish was dry, but fruity, if that CAN be a CANbination. Not all fruit is sweet, nor was this beer sweet, albeit fruity. I CAN't believe how good this was! More, please, Mssrs. Carton.

 3,101 characters

Photo of locoformavs
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear bronze color with a finger-and-a-half of lasting near-white foam. Heavy lacing.

Sweet malty smell up front, followed by some light pine resin and orange, then a distinct peppery note on the backend.

Maybe I'm spoiled by all the great DIPAs out there, but the taste is just sort of dull to me: dull caramel malts, a kiss of alcohol, a light bitterness. The part I like best is a flash or orange in the middle.

Medium to heavy bodied, very lightly syrupy, with a slight prickliness to the feel. Still comes a cross a little flat to my taste.

Fine overall, but not in the same league as many others available these day.

 646 characters

Photo of dms1767
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a clear yellow gold with a finger of dense white foam. Smell has lots of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruits, along with floral smells and some pine. Taste is similar, with an almost candy-like fruitiness. Solid bitterness and long lingering fruit finish. Great beer.

 284 characters

Photo of richj1970
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz. can dated 3/7/2017. Thanks to @sammyjaxxx for the can!

A: Clear sunshine yellow with smallish one finger white head. Short retention but leaving moderate lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, and orange zest. Pine, fresh cut grass, and dank floral hops.

T: Big punch of dank floral hops with tons of tropical fruit. Pineapple, orange, and mango.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Soft texture with a lightly bitter finish. Very easy drinking.

O: Outstanding DIPA. If this was in my distribution area, it would be a regular purchase.

 564 characters

Photo of ConorGolden
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nubza
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a delicious golden amber hued IPA. Lots of tropical fruit going on. Tastes delicious and creamy. Very fresh tasting. Feels smooth and creamy, mildly slick. Really excellent take on the west coast IPA. Would highly recommend.

 235 characters

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nvbrew
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A hazy orange color with a medium-sized white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Dark aroma mixed with orange, tropical fruit, and grass. The taste was dank and resiny with a blend of citrus and tropical fruit. The malt supported it well. Medium-bodied with a clean, bitter finish.

 301 characters

Photo of Hopznbuds
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,341 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.