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077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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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Photo of sweatervest
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
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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Photo of axeman9182
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
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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Photo of claspada
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
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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Photo of Ego
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

growldog from joe canals on rt 1 woody bridge

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.

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...

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

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Photo of gcamparone
3.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Acquired in a trade as an extra with MagnusBrewing, thank you very much!

Pours a clear golden body with a white foamy head that reduces slowly but leaves little lacing.

Aromas of caramel and pine, resin and pale malt, caramel and breadyness. Smells like an average pale ale, prefer a little more hop presence.

On the tongue is equally as so-so.. subtle resin and pine, some citrus and fruit rinds.. astringent aspirin on the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

Underwhelmed with this one.. I can't find a best by date but it tastes like the hops may have faded.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lotta malt and booze showing through on this bad boy, and it wasn't an old can either. The present booze notes didn't at all mesh with the hop profile, and I'm lefting wondering at this one's popularity in the Garden State.

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Photo of RobNewton
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It isn't bad fresh, but it's not much else other than hoppy and bitter. I don't get beautiful citrus or tropical fruit notes, there isn't much pine, just a bitter double IPA. Locally, I'd go with Green Diamonds by Other Half or one of SingleCut's double IPAs. Carton's smoked pineapple is a more delicious beer.

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Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light lacing.

S - Aromas of dank hops, very west coast style. Lots of wet citrus and little bit of tropical notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of bitterness. Dank resin, grains, wet, genetic hops. Really nothing special with a pleasant generic bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was just alright, no one thing really stands out. Lots of decent bitterness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of dasenebler
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Carton 077xx
16oz can, no dates found

Friend from down south hooked me up with a 4pk of this Jersey DIPA. Let’s see what the situation is here.

Very hazy straw gold. Tight white head is about a finger, but holds and laces well. (3.5)

Aroma is bright and citrusy, with tropical fruit notes. Alcohol is apparent. (4)

Flavor is very hoppy and dry. Huge bitterness building up on the tongue. Alcohol on the nose becomes more apparent on the drink, becoming fusel-like at times. Tons of grapefruit with a hint of apricot. Malt is right where it should be for the style: simple, pale and not caramel-laden. Finish is incredibly dry, but the carbonation and hop resins still provide a full mouthfeel. (3.5, 4)

Overall, very boozy for a 7.8% beer. Upon first sip, I would have thought this were in the 9-10% range, but the booze eventually takes a backseat to the hop flavor, which, combined with the dryness, keeps me coming back for another sip. (3.5)

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Photo of ThorSigurdsson
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice brew, but nothing stands out as amazing. I felt it was a bit bland in the hop chatacter, a bit low abv for a double IPA. Poured from a growler it was a bit on the cloudy side. Nice color, nice head. In my opinion a bit above average, especially for an East Coast IPA. Nice to ring in the New Year with.

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to freefs119 (Reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent creamy fluffy head fades at a med peace, clear honey orange color, but murky color in the other glass.

Nose is mostly hops, fresh cut grass, touch of pine resin in the background, little citrus and orange cream, quite dank, earthy resin, light creamy malt. Some mild herbal spicy hops later.

Taste brings a weird sweet malt, malty toasted amber flavours, straight up toasted grains. Then hops, earthy grassy dank resin, some mild pine notes, hint of citrus and orange cream orange peel. Finish is pretty bitter, touch of spicy briny hops, earthy pine sap, chewy hop.

Mouth is med bod, decent fluffy carb.

Overall ok, decent but nothing special.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Carton

Slightly hazy golden-yellow pour, foamy white head that displayed moderate retention and lacing. In the nose, a good dose of hoppiness, oily and citrusy. More of the same in the taste, thick with rindy citrus oils, chewy papaya, ammonia, herbal and piney notes, laid on top of a solid biscuity malt base. Body was medium, chewy and unctuous mouthfeel. Not extraordinarily crisp or fresh, but it gets the job done for the hop head in you.

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Photo of pkalix
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

beautiful billowy white head but no carbonation. date on can is very recent.
not much aroma on it either, except right off the pour and that was a bit metallic.
slightly sweet. i dont think i like east coast interpretation of west coast IPAs. i like east coast IPAs. i like the new generation of Trillium and Treehouse, etc.... and want to try more of those! but this one is rather bland for me.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/11....on tap at the Office in Morristown NJ, pours hazy yellowish gold with touches of foam. Fruity nose, tropical. Light malt too. Lighter taste leads to a sneaky heavy hop bitter. Peppery. Very good.

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Photo of Omnium
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at house at house of 1000 beers
A hazy gold with half a finger of fizzy white head
S tons of pine and hop resin lemon zest grass
T massive pine bitterness lemon grass lime zest
M very bitter mild malt slight chew
O very good lots of hop character tons of pine

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool "New to me beer/brewery" received in a great trade with BostonBrewser... Big thanks Dan! Poured into my FW goblet... Hazy light golden with a nice white head that shows good retention and lacing... Nose is pleasingly dry with fruity citrus/mango hoppiness, dusting of pale malt helps add heft to the hops... Big Bitterness but not bruising.. hop flavors are again leaning toward the fruits with more tropical essence than citrus.. Light body for the ABV helps with a bigger drinkability.. Really pretty good.. Thanks again Dan! Hope we can do it again soon!


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Photo of Slack
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from 01/07/16

Deep gold in color and a bit cloudy. An inch of head that settled down to a very thin margin.

Smell is dank, piney, citrus, and hoppy.

Taste is very dank, piney, and hoppy. Citrus is there but very minor.

Mouthful is light to medium with moderate to light carbonation. Finish is dank.

Overall more of a west coast IPA than an east coast iteration. This was a bit disappointing for me as I enjoy the more citrus forward ipas. Try it if you like the west coast style.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Zeppelin Hall, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with notes of pine resin. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink for the style because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured a light golden color into the IPA glass, forming a generous white head. Lacing was left as the head receded.

Smell - The citrus comes through in the aroma with a sense of dank following closely behind. The malt profile is detectable.

Taste - The citrus makes the initial impression but their is a peppery profile that follows. Orange, grapefruit and papaya notes are present. The taste grows progressively more bitter as the citrus fades. The malt is difficult to detect, making this lean more toward an American version of the style.

Mouthfeel - The thickness allows the bitterness to linger in the aftertaste. It certainly fits the style.

Overall - The sweetness I expect from the malts in the background is not present. To be a really good DIPA, a beer needs to hit this mark. It is the only real shortcoming in this beer.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Trinity and Pope in Asbury Park, NJ.

A-served in a 10oz stemmed glass with the breweries markings on the glass. The hazy copper-orange color, fluffy white head, and good lacing deserved a pint glass.

S-lots of citrus and pine.

T- bready malts, a touch of caramel sweetness, perhaps. Lots of citrus fruit flavor. The pine scent does not come out in the taste like I'd expect it to.

M- it's carbonated and has medium body. No pine oil feel, a slightly dry finish to go with the hop bitterness. Good.

o- I mentioned to my wife while drinking this beer that it reminded me of PtE without the pine. I'll stick to that.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Pineapple-orange coloring, thin skim white head poured into a cold shaker pint. Still carbonation with stratified ring lacing down the vessel.

S: Fresh wet pineapple-mango-orange aroma, wet and juicy, of good strength. Duration was good.

T: Upfront had a brass bitternes of dry pine, bittering orange peel. Grassy bitterness moves in along with dry grapefruit peel, dry tropical fruit lingering for a good period. Managebility increases as the tongue numbs from the overload of hop bitterness. Pale malts keeps things crisp with a dry finish of straw-malt.

M: Light bodied, feels sharp and crisp despite low carbonation visibility. Eases off the tongue with a flowery pollen like coating of hop flower texture.

O: Agressively hopped, dry and bittering with a fresh wet tropical aroma, only wish the flavor would of followed the nose a bit more. Dry hop bitterning finish.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bilco for the can.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright hay gold. Head is white and creamy. Dense cap. Decent retention leaves a small dense cap for the duration. Sheets of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tangerine, mango, peach, lots of tropical fruit. Mango. Malts are slightly bready with some undercooked biscuit. Crackery snap coupled with some pale malt sweetness. White bread crust. Slightly toasted. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Some alcohol spiciness. A big push of oily pine needle and resin. A touch of mint. Massively hoppy but the malts offer a nice balance. Grapefruit. Warming blends it all together just a bit better.

Taste: Snaps bitter up front. Solid bright fruitiness comes right after. Deeply tropical. Peach, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, and papaya. Malts offer up a slight toasted element with a touch of caramelized sweetness. Pine needle and a ouch of resin. Some aspirin bitterness. A touch of woody mint. Some toasted white bread crust with some biscuit dough thrown in for good measure. Alcohol creeps through the back and builds as it warms. A touch of heat on the back with some associated spiciness. Slightly herbal.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body with some slight creaminess. Slightly sticky. Moderate carbonation. Some astringency which is expected given the alcohol.

Overall: My new favorite thing from Jersey.

A big but not too big DIPA. Solid malt body that enhances the hop profile and works well overall. Bitter in good measure. Balanced or at least as much as something this big is able.

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Photo of Stolenface1
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a touch of orange. Head is white but not much retention. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, papaya, mango, lime, slight pine, resin , bread, & malt. Flavor is similar to aroma with a limey pucker orange juice, cracker and light bread. The feel is medium and slightly creamy probably from some wheat addition? Perfect carbonation. Great IPA out of Jersey here.. some of the best of both worlds of East & West Coast IPAs imo. Try one!

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Poured a brown orange with a little fluffy white head. Head lingered a bit. Smells of wet hops and not tropical citrus. Guessing this is going to taste like am east coast pine tree. First taste is heavy wet hops, bitter. Some tropical citrus flows behind but overall just another bitter wet hopped IPA. Really disappointed. Did I get an old can? No date on the bottom. This tasted exactly like a fresh bottle of Parkway Get Bent. Nothing exciting.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber look to the liquid and a perky head on top; bits of lacing linger behind

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruit, notably orange, papaya and mango

Taste: A somewhat sweet malt backbone awakes the palate, with the hops charging forward quickly, bringing orange, papaya and, to a lesser extent, mango; highly bitter, after the swallow, with some warmth in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty nice DIPA; while I like the hop flavors, the bitterness leaves it a tad unbalanced and the sugary malt makes it slightly too sweet - more nitpicks than substantive concerns, though

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