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
Ratings:
1,341
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
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212
Gots:
308
For Trade:
13
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2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.02/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This was just a bitter mess for me. Not 100% sure of the freshness.

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3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Flat, so take into consideration

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3.28/5  rDev -23%

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3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B- / WORTHY

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3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at Andy's in Bogota.

Light appearance, hay colored with a small head.
Slightly herbal nose, with gentle pine and lemon that build with astringency and more pine. Lightly soapy. The hop flavors last on the palate. Very light for a DIPA, but solid. Drinkable like a session, but still coming in around 8%

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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.

**

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Photo of axeman9182
3.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass at McLoone's in Long Branch.

077XX pours a burnt gold color, with good visibility. There's maybe a finger of white foam crowning the beer, but it fades rapidly and cleanly. I attribute this at least in part to the pour though. The aroma is a little bit weak, but it has some tropical fruits, a long with a bit if citrus and a hint of caramel. The flavor has much more malty sweetness than the nose would have suggested, with a healthy dollop of caramel leading things off. There's definitely some bitterness here, but I feel like it's struggling to stand out against the sweetness. The hop profile on the finish is very nice, with lots of peach and mango given a bit of an edge by a supporting note of grapefruit peel. I just wish it was a bit more "in your face". The body is definitely too chewy, but the carbonation makes an admirable attempt at cutting through all that to elevate the hops. I dig the blend of hops Carton uses for 077XX, I just wish they would ease of the specialty grains (and/or mash temperature) to let them really shine.

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3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a relatively clear light orange in color and with a small white head that has good retention which left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aromas begin with strong aromas of citrus and resiny pine hops. Light bready maltiness emerges as it warms but the hops overshadows most of the malt sweetness.

The tastes follow the nose with bitter citrus and pine resin hop flavors. Light malt sweetness again but the bitterness once again overpowers most malt.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finish is a bit too bitter for my liking, would have preferred more late hopping and less resiny bitterness.

Overall this was a bit much for my palate and I found the resiny piney bitterness unpleasant. I prefer my IPAs to have more balance with malt or more late hopping and less biting hoppiness.

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3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

growldog from joe canals on rt 1 woody bridge

eyes...
whoa dog.. about a 3 finger 70s white muff happening here, soap and it barely moves when I shimmy the glass 'round, hazy straw with some lazy dna strands of carbonation writhing up the top in some weird summation of perpetual motion, retention and lacing are currrazy nice here, solid brew in the looks dept.

nose...
hmm.. definitely a bit different, sort of a caramel-y pine ? if there is such a thing? very heavy peach tones... this is throwing me for a DIPA... but after all the hop nukes passing this nose it is cool to see (smell?) something unique, I can not say I love it but it is different.

taste etc...
this is not a palette destroyer but there is some really nice fresh hop bitters directly on the tongue, but it does not leave the huge back of the mouth bitters like most DIPAs... which makes this a touch tamer (as is the ABV). it drinks pretty light but after a few swigs the ABV does make an appearance with some warming in the ole beer storage tank attached to this here torso, this seems to gain bitterness as you go on, it is in the pine variety which can almost border on pinesol flavor .. but it just dodges that bullet, the carbonation is a bit lacking in the overall presentation in the mouth which makes this not as drinkable as some DIPAs...

verdict?
the bitterness is here, but it is missing something, not bad at all but not great.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,341 ratings.
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