077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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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.

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Added by mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#808
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
1,370
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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206
Gots:
326
Trade:
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Photo of 7irondave
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 3 weeks ago.

Pours semi-hazy orange with a persistent finger of white head.

The nose is subtle. Orange, black tea, herbal hops, and some cattiness.

The taste is mostly tangerine and herbal tea, with some sweet malt and subtle mango. Well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium. Carbonated and crisp but full mid-palate.

Overall, solid. Not blowing me away but pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of Curt3
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Canned 2/15/18.

Borders on hazy and west coast gold, with a finger of creamy Guinness-like head.

Aromas of clean water, baked grains, and piney hops. Slight tangerine and grapefruit aromas.

Taste is very very bitter with solvent-like qualities. Bitter grapefruit rind, pine oil, slight tangerine pith. Finish is doughy, with hair spray, solvent, and lemon dish soap. Perceptible IBU's are very high.

Feel is crisp and clean, very watery, with some oils resting on the palate. Definitely not juicy, not smooth, not creamy. Like a light overhopped lager.

Overall, I'm guessing this was an attempt at a west coast IIPA which generally I don't mind if it's done well. What's really stupid is that it still says "East Coast Double IPA". And while it's a west-coast style IPA they did it very poorly. It's not juicy or bright, has very high bitterness and perceptible IBU, with some odious grain notes and lots of solvent. A major disappointment. Will not try again.

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Photo of Eleschhorn
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Pours a very slightly hazed yellow orange with a thin white head.
Smells a bit grassy/floral, orange pith. Some sweet malt and a bit of alcohol coming through too.
Tastes similiar, I get the grassiness up front, there is a bit of musty onion that I didn't get on the nose(gotta be some Simcoe or maybe Amarillo in here), finishes with a citrus pith bitterness. Alcohol presence without any heat.
Medium bodied, good carb, slightly dry finish.
Overall a great beer, glad I have a couple other ones in the fridge 

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Photo of farrago
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aggressive pour yields a modest finger of just off-white foam, even surface although the lack of retention upsets that quickly enough, conversely the lacing while thin all but fully coats the glass and sticks like glue. The liquid is more filmy than cloudy, golden to slightly rust water in look, extremely tiny bubbles furtively scurry now and then. The nose leaps out at you with well toasted country bread, pretzel notes and both a salty and peppery edge, enough so to marginalize the florality and mixed white citrus, while you never doubt it’s there the white pit fruit easily pushed aside, you could say it’s aggressive to a fault. Full-bodied, curiously drier during the attack and then sweetens up and feels wetter through the finish. Grainy and peppery yet here it’s more balanced with honey, caramel, pine sap and tea leaf on hand. Likewise the mango, peach, guava fruit more resonant. More damp leafy matter than bright cut grass. The carbonation accords itself better than expected but can’t call it creamy, stays angular. It comes across like a lot of thought was put into it. You have to like a beer that doesn’t back down and is more interested in what it has to say than whether or not you want to hear it. (Canned 2/15/18)

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Photo of PDinunzi
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Collinsl
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holly1215
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TopherFriedel
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of spoony
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Lazy review here, but very very similar to Troegs Nugget Nectar in flavor, maybe a little less nose. Very good.

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Photo of brunop
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopflyer
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 10/24/17. Lone can in mix a six section.

Pours bright orange, clear, eggshell head retains well.

Orange smell, grapefruit, decent bready malt too. Pretty strong aroma.

First taste carries a lot of malt, and a little grapefruit, but a lot of bitterness. It hangs around as a bit more sweetness comes thru. Takes on an aspirin bitterness. A little off putting. Backs off a bit as it warms but doesn't open up much of anything else.

Lighter feel and a bit lower carbonation. Bitterness lingers for quite a while. Alcohol not picked up at all.

First beer I've had from carton. Gotta say I'm disappointed a bit. Smelled nice but most flavors were just overpowered by the bitterness. Lacked any citrus or herbal punch. It's only a month old so freshness shouldn't be an issue.

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Photo of TedStrosser
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from tzieser so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a strong floral hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a nice fruity citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA. Enjoyed this on draft at a local taproom. Drank well with hints of citrus and other fruit notes. Great aroma before the first sip.

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Photo of kbrown
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Craigkarnowski
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrBURTON55
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 1,370 ratings