077XX | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
156 Reviews
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.

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Added by mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
1,325
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
303
For Trade:
14
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Reviews: 156 | Ratings: 1,325
Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 10/08/11 notes. I was at a bar in Red Bank (forget the name but it's relatively new and a block from Count Basie Theatre) with a pretty good beer selection, and noticed a tap handle that said "Carton Brewing Company". Having never heard of the brewery, I began talking to the bartender who told me it was a new local brewery in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and that this was their Double IPA, and that it was "about 8%". I asked him if it had a specific name, but he said it was just sold to them as their Double IPA. Served in a pint glass.a

a - Pours a murky orange amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, oranges, and light pine hops. Loads of fresh citrus hops and tropical fruits, and really fresh an enjoyable.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, oranges, fruit malts, and light tropical fruits again. Not quite as hoppy as the nose, but still very enjoyable.

m - Medium bodied DIPA and moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I really liked this DIPA, especially the nose. Lots of fresh hops and fruit, I'd love to have this one again. The next day I saw a different Carton beer at the growler station of a local beer store, and wish I had grabbed it. Not sure how long this brewery has been around for yet, but a great start and I look forward to trying more beers from them.

EDIT: The name of this beer is "077XX" and the ABV is 7.9% ABV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Bright golden color, slight haze. Froth leaves a trail of lace down the glass. Lots of citrus zest, pith, and some rind in the nose and on the palate. Good malt backbone, some tropical fruit, and a kiss of warmth from the alcohol. Spot on from body to nose to flavor, near perfection here.

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Photo of TheBeard89
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Why doesn't this beer have a cult following yet. I got this in a trade so I could add New Jersey to my list. Little did I know I was getting this tremendous fruity, dank, hop bomb. The nose on this is amazing I poured a 16oz can into a glass and could smell it when I walked across the room. Fruit and floral scents carry through the air. The taste is just as good but there is a real dank taste at first then it gets sweet and fruity. This is truly amazing.

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Photo of Mikus
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super fresh. Poured golden amber (with predominantly yellow hue in the light). Mango and peach notes dominate over a clean, crackery malt profile. Nose has hints of earthy and piney resins coming through. On the palate, these piney and earthy flavors hit BIG off the jump. Hints of the peach and mango come through in the aftertaste. All balanced by hearty bitterness. Some alcohol comes through on this one. Clean, slightly oily/coating mouthfeel characteristic of a DIPA. Appropriate. Unique East Coast DIPA, easily crushable, but worth savoring. Seek out Carton.

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Photo of hoagzzz
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been trying to find this one and got it at the Edison ale house in Newark. Overall a very sneaky brew. Don't know what the ibus are but very unassuming and very easy drinking for 7.85 percent. Really good but subtle at the same time. Would love to find this in cans. Good shit!

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

Employing some of the more sexy hops on the market, making an easy drinking, high gravity hop bomb seems to be easy nowadays. Though not as easy as it seems, the Carton Brewers have channeled their inner Heady and given us a juicy, tropical and bitter creaminess for which the taste buds simply yearn.

Bright and beautiful, its golden straw hues highlight is calming carbonation through a slightly diffused glow. Building a head of lather and froth, the scent rolls onto the nose with white grapefruit, under-ripened orange, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, gooseberry and lime. Its honied sweet taste coats the tongue and brings on a light candied and caramelized taste before the hops really go to work upon the palate.

What's short and sweet of malts early, all of that is short lived as the hops crash the party and cast the sweetness aside. But its that blend of citrusy oranges and grapefruit that meld with the softer tropical fruit flavors for a sensation of sherbet or cream sickle only to be accompanied with bitter grasses, herbs, verbena and citrus peel.

Creamy, malty-dry and clean- the medium-light ale trends drier and drier as the hop oils build and the alcohol evaporate the tongue. What's left is a fond memory of simple citrus on the palate.

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Photo of Tobes181
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a solid light gold almost orange.

Smell - complex hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine on the end.

Taste - Light upfront hops start to come in strong as they have a very strong finish lingering on the palate afterwards. Pine and Citrus linger.

Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel froward then going into more of a fully hopped flavor mouthfeel into the finish.

Overall- Love me some dub

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this a while back and finally had a chance to go through all of the Carton 0'Dub's that I've had here, starting with this one. As much as I love the beers from Tree House, Trillium, SingleCut, and Other Half, this one may have been the best out of the bunch as it was so juicy, smooth, balanced, and easy to down! Needless to say, this one came out of nowhere...

Good pour to this as the beer had golden, hazy hue to it with enough head to match. Orange, mango, and papaya in the nose with even more in the taste. All of those were balanced out by a wonderful sweetness as the fruit was both sweet and strong from the pith at the same time. A good amount of booze was also present to accompany a dank and sticky mouthfeel that never felt too heavy nor forced. Wonderfully oily and slick, there were hints of skunky weed in the back but all these taste did was have me wanting more...which is why this didn't last long after pouring it out.

While strong in alcohol, it melded beautifully with everything else that this beer had to offer. Even though it was canned on 4/7 and had "Start @44F" written above it, it tasted as fresh as any beer I've ever had from Carton. Great use of hops here and a true melding of east and west coast IPA attributes, this may be the best beer in their lineup. A must-try!

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Photo of beertunes
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to SammyJaxxx for this one, from NBS BIF#4. 16oz can, dated 10/13/16, into 10oz goblet. Poured a medium cloudy straw-gold color with less than 1/2 inch of white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma featured a gentle base grain and earthy, almost musty, hops. It wasn't the bright, bold scent I was expecting. The flavors popped a bit better, but it still didn't have the blast I anticipated. Maybe that's on me for having unrealistic expectations? Even reading the side of the can, I still wasn't clear which way the brewers intended for this brew to go. Is it a malt driven "English", "Old School East Coast", or "New School Northeast" style of IPA? The only thing I figured out was that this wasn't a "West Coast" bitter IPA.

The body was medium, and had a crisp, dry finish. Drinkability was good, I enjoyed my can, and I could see this beer being in my regular rotation, were it locally available. Overall, a very nice, solid, enjoyable brew. One that's worth your time if you see it, and, if you're doing a trade (or BIF) anyway, go ahead and ask for a couple.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Another great one from Carton via the generosity of SammyJaxxx. Thanks again.
Golden copper in hue. Fluffy white foam that leaves nice sticky lacing.
Smells pop from the foam. Juicy citrus, a bit of earthy tropical notes along the line of mango. Some lemon blossom comes through at the end with a hint of bread malt.
Taste is wow! Citrusy notes of orange zest, floral lemon, pine and weed, as well as a melange of tropical fruits that include mango, pineapple, and guava. The malt is consistently present and contributing. This is where the word "backbone" is appropriate. The malt holds all components together.
Mouthfeel is full enough for style, and has a nice oily slickness.
Overall, a damn near perfect IIPA.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjn40277
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ChiefDan
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,325 ratings.
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