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077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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94
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142 Reviews
077XX077XX
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

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:
142
Ratings:
1,270
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
23.42%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
286
For Trade:
15
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Photo of HopBomb515
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Glowing light apricot produces a fluffy white head that fades but laces really well and coats the glass. Vibrant pop of citrus bringing notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Taste is a wave of those sweeter citrus flavors, orange and tangerine. Grapefruit comes through strong followed by orange and tropical notes on top of a cracker light malt profile. Finish has a pop of pine and strong grapefruit bringing a bitter finish. Lighter side of medium body with great carbonation and a drying finish make this, dare I say, a refreshing DIPA . Truly a world class DIPA that can and should be in the conversation of the elites.

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Photo of HeadyHopper32
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clementine orange. Pretty hazy but can still see through the glass. Massive white head and carbonation coming up from the bottom. Lacing stays for a good while.

S - Gloriously smelling double IPA. I smell strong apricot, orange, and lemon. Doesn't smell as hoppy as most doubles do, but is a refreshing change. I actually can't stop smelling it!

T - Wow this is a bitter beer. Has my tongue tingling! Strong back of the mouth bitter is followed by a coating of grapefruit goodness.

M - Very oily. Got a mouthful of resin.

O - So happy Carton Brewery is only a short drive from my house. Perfect west coast style IPA.

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Photo of VitoFerrante
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a dream beer if you are a hop head and have been in search of a Pliny or Enjoy By replacement. Canned. Available. West Coast in all of its DNA. Buy this beer. Drink it. Dream of it.

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Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light orange color.

The aroma explodes of mangoes, kumquat, bready malt, and melon. Candy sweetness.

The flavor follows of fresh tropical fruit, orange peel, melon, lots of grapefruit, and then a drying and medium bitterness of grapefruit peel on the finish. A bi of sugary sweetness up front complimented with a heavy dank quality throughout.

A truly exceptional IPA that is defined by new age hops.

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Photo of jizfiasco
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Take two parts nuggets nectar, one part lagunitas IPA and throw in a little bit of stone IPA and you get 007XX. It's a very well made beer with medium bitterness very floral and fruity. It's an excellent drinking double and would be close to a perfect blend of a east and west coast IPA just could use a bit more bitterness, but it has all the characters I like in a double a floral smell a tropical fruit sweetness and a swift bitterness sting at the end. Good job carton bring respect back to the jersey shore.

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Photo of aleigator
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a filtered, golden-orange color, with a big, fluffy white head.

On the nose, the beer reveals a great mix of dank grass and juicy exotic fruits, blending perfectly together. Lime pulp is the most dominant hop allegory in this, gently coated up by kiwi and fresh cut orange. This creates a fantastic hop profile on the nose, evoking the thought of visiting a fruit booth, while getting slightly overwhelmed by its aromas, when entering the store. Its lemon qualities do a big part of creating such an intriguing nose, partly because of its pure fresh- and juicyness, partly by the crackery malts, which lend even more depth to them.

Drinks very creamy, although it has a lively carbonation to it, which gets recognizable during the beers finish, adding a mineral quality to the juicy hops. This creates a very pleasant mouthfeel, while hops and malts wrestle for supremacy.

Tastes of dough white bread malts, which soften the immediate lime impact by adding a smooth tone to it. Limes turn juicier, more crisp and more bitter though, evolving to a pleasantly fresh hop explosion on the palate, toned down immediately by cakey malts. After that initial hop burst, malts take over directly after the swallow, weaving a shielding bubble over the tongue, by introducing calming toffee and biscuit. This great blend has to make way for an even grassier, lime dipped hop assault, resulting in a slightly mineralic, fruity and bitter aftertaste.

I am blown away by the greatness of this beer. It appears to be very focussed, almost minimalistic, while being extremely well balanced, and perpetually evolving. The changing flavors of the beer divide themselves into separate stages, utmost clean, versatile and different. Mouthfeel is the cherry on top, crowning the beer by exhibiting a perfectly smooth drinking experience.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One day old air tight growler. Rollicking white-crested waves atop cloudy pineapple juice.

Strong citrus floral notes on the nose. Very smooth and balanced. Hoppy, but even my non-hops-loving fiance liked it.

This is like a more citrusy, more flavorful Sculpin. This is like a Sculpin if it was better.
Definitely pineapple. Maybe even some pulp in here.

Carbonation is still solid. Another day it might start to get flat. Still bursting with flavor.

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Photo of PeterParker
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Got a keg from the brewery for the house.

Poured from the kegerator, deep opaque golden orange. Prominent white head that holds up well and leaves fantastic lacing throughout.

Nose is dominated by assorted tropical fruits; mango, peach, pineapple, and tangerine come to mind. A bit of piney hop mid-nose. Malty backbone is detectable but not too strong. So far so good.

Taste follows aroma more or less. Definitely getting peach and mango. A bit more pine in the taste than the smell. Again the malt is there to kind of just say hi. Very well balanced IPA.

A bit thin on the palate, but sticky. Aftertaste is piney that lingers nicely. Carbonation is great.

I had this beer for the first time right after I turned 21. I don't remember caring for it. But today this beer is a definite winner. Very good Jersey IPA, I think this is is a runner up to Head High.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery, about four hours ago.

Cloudy gold body, topped by four fingers of Swiss chess white foam. Dense lace covers the top half of the glass.

Huge fruit nose, big aggressive and inviting. So juicy you're nose will feel wet.

Sweet beginning and it's fruity from the snap. There's no foundation building, just a pre-fab explosion of juicy fruit, and it works wonderfully. Great bitter tingles build up to the bite at the swallow. Terrific sense of fresh. Juicy, fruity, not abrasive.

Smooth solid medium mouthfeel.

So dangerously drinkable, should come with a direct line to hazmat.

Good take on a west coast IPA, to be revisited frequently.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Pale gold with a short, loose white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly hazy with light carbonation.

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya.

Taste
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya. Lighter notes of lemon pith and pineapple. The malts are lightly bready with dashes of candy sugar. Finishes with tangerine zest, pine resin, and onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, oily, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Overall
Huge hop flavor, low hop bitterness. Smooth and insanely drinkable. Fantastic stuff! :)

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Photo of leantom
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As someone who grew up in the 077 zip code area, I'm proud of this beer. Here goes:

L: Relatively clear, but slightly hazy gold color. Lots of carbonation, a great head, and nice lacing (head is massive and very fluffy). Great appearance.

S: Floral but very tropical as well. Lots of flowers, herbs, pineapple, mango, citrus, etc. Very dank.

T: Follows the nose, which is great. However, the scents are balanced by caramel malts, which is great. Hop flavors include the tropical flavors found in the smell, flowers, and some grapefruit.

M: Nice and full-bodied. Great DIPA.

O: Great beer. Makes me proud.

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Photo of Prager62
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this as part of the latest NBS/BIF from the very generous SammyJaxxxx. A pint sized can dated 4/7/16 poured in a 13oz. tulip glass.

Look- Pours a radiant yellow leaving a generous finger of creamy white foam that settles to form intricate lacing on the glass.

Smell- I could smell juicy hops the second I opened this can outdoors in the rain for a picture! Passionfruit, grapefruit, pineapple, guava, and weed. There's a slight touch of floral notes and malt that emerge through the citrus.

Taste- Tropical juiciness abound with passionfruit, grapefruit, pineapple, guava and a hint of blood orange. Some pleasant floral esters emerge in the finish.

Feel- Slick and crisp with a semi dry finish.

Overall- This can run with the best on any coast! I'm shocked it's not ranked higher. The juicy tropical flavor followed by a slick malt backbone make it one flavorful and pleasing to the palate IPA. I'm so glad he sent several for me to enjoy.

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Photo of guityler83
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly off-white head with moderate persistence. Brilliant cathedral window lacing that clings to the edge of the glass like glue. Mildly hazy coppper to tangerine orange color.

S: Huge hop aroma with strawberry, pineapple and tropical fruit punch like scents. Dank pine with grapefruit and mango are slightly less noticeable in strength. Mild maltyness that barely makes it through the hop assault. Overall very fruity (not esters, but hops) and pleasant.

T: Juicy, resinnous, evergreen, overripe mango, slight malty finish. strawberry, pineapple and thats just the beginning. Firm bitterness from the start with a clean finish. as the beer warms up the malty flavor becomes more apparent. Slight grassiness but very refreshing. Clean fermentation with no oxidation.

M: Sticky mouthfeel from all the resinous hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation levels. The body is bigger then the ultra dry west coast and I like that!

O: My second (and last) Carton beer given to me from my GF from her trip back east and I can’t wait to try another. Going into this beer I had no expectations and had never heard of it and it really impressed me with the refinement of the recipe. Huge pineapple, strawberry hop flavor with spot on mouthfeel and no harshness in the bittering department.

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Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: Nice golden color with a fluffy white head, leaves great lacing

Smell: Mango, grapefruit, citrus

Taste: Juicy fruity hops, mango, grapefruit, good light fruity maltiness, very good balance between bitter and sweet

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Fantastic. Very flavorful. Glad they canned this as well, as it will be a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

16 oz can poured into Cellarmaker nonic pint glass. No canning date info that I can find.

A - Pours a very hazy apricot with two fingers of fluffy white head. The bright, translucent liquid reveals a wall of lacing with every sip. Impressive looking beer.

S - Tropical aromas burst from the can right form the pop. Once settled in my glass, I start to get whiffs of spicy grass and bready malts to compliment the big citrus character. Hoppy, for sure; floral, citrus. A little bit musty.

T - Strong lemon and clementine notes up front followed by ritz cracker malts. Bitter and dry on the back end with citrus and pine hops.

M - Lighter bodied than I'd prefer. Carbonation is light and smooth, almost cask-like. Nice dry finish.

O - I hadn't heard of this beer until a few days ago when a friend gave me a can. He advertised it as "the potential next Heady Topper." While the exclusive, single-state distribution and pounder cans draw the obvious comparison, I don't think the flavors are quite as vibrant, nor the mouthfeel as pure. However, this is still one hell of a 'tweener IPA. I love the can format. I wish I could get some more of this stuff nearby but it seems it will require a trip to eastern NJ.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

A - Pours a glowing straw yellow with a finger of white head, solid retention and great lacing.

S - Grapefruit, oranges and a hint of pineapple, tropical citrusy, minimally seedy/rindy. No grainy sweetness on the nose.

T - Fantastic balance! Grapefruit explosion, a hint of rindy resinous hops. Finish is dry grapefruit, aftertaste is more of the same. Simple flavor but really really delightful.

M - Lightish/medium bodied, perfect carbonation, perfect drinkability.

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

A full flavored IPA for sure. The smell is sweet caramel malt with an earthy spiciness and then piney grapefruit orange hops with a hint of mango. The taste is similar with a very strong bitter finish. Pretty in-your-face overall. yb

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Photo of jonnyonthespot
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tried this for the first time today. Filled a growler and showed it who was boss by finishing it in a few hours. Between Kane and this new found gem, life is good in Knew Jerzy. Cheers!!! Very fresh and drinkable dipa. I likey......

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy orange with finger white head that fades not leaving much lace. The aroma pops with juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is also full of juicy citrus as expected with a light malt sweetness for balance. Bitterness of citrus peel, but not hash, wins out in the end. Clean dry finish, with a medium soft silky mouthfeel. Excellent DIPA here, gotta get more.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can. Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange hue. Nice, thick head. Off white, doughy and light in lacing. Fresh, tropical hop juice. Hops are dominant but there is a distinct sweetness, too. Some musty hops. Peach and pineapple and almost some berry aroma, which is cool. Sweet citrus. Pale malt. Flavor is fresh, juicy and ripe hop-citrus. Definitely peach and mango! Love those specialty fruits. Musty hops, almost like citrus rind. Pale, easy malt is decently sweet. Hops bring the bitter boom. Just a tickle of heat on the finish. Also finishes juicy with some sweetness; doesn't completely dry out. Body is light and too easy to drink. Haven't had many Carton beers but all of them have been frigging delicious and unique. Chalk down another one.

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Photo of sfoley324
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz Tall Boy.
Very, Very Good beer. Little heavier than the boat but just as smooth.
great summer beer- especially out of the can
Picked up a 4 pack from Roger Wilco in Pennsauken.
Didnt stand a chance- I would highly recommend giving this one a go

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Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lighter orangey yellow color into my tulip glass. nice nose of tropical fruit with some piney overtones. The taste is true to a great blend of hops with a nice blend of tropical fruit and a nice piney finish. A nice drinking American IPA.

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Photo of TTen
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Carton 077XX

L: Light copper and a little hazy. White head maintains well. Sporadic carbonation bubbles. 4.25
S: Orange and tangerine. Some dank and piney. A malty sweetness is in the background but very noticeable. 4.5
T: Prickly bitterness and orange, tangerine and piney hops. There's enough malt sweetness to hold this together. The further I get into this, the more I appreciate the sweetness and how it accentuates the hop flavors. 4.5
F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. It fells fuller than I think it is. 4.25
O: This is very good. It's a well brewed, well balanced (hop forward for an IPA) IPA. The malt is still a big contributor in this beer despite being very hoppy and juicy. 4.5

Canned 4/28/2016

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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 Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew. Had on tap. Pours a virbant gold. The hop profile is apparent in both the aroma and taste. Very very smooth, lightly carbonated. Low ABV for a DIPA and I could definitely have another one.

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.
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