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077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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148 Reviews

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 9InchNails
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Andy's Corner.

Hazy copper body with a white foamy head that fades into a film. It leaves nice lacing.

Big time grapefruit, citrus and pine.

Much like the nose, grapefruit, citrus-like lemon, pine and tropical fruit hops in the beginning. A little pepper spice, bread, dough and sweet caramel at the end.

Medium body, medium carbonation, a dry feel at the end.

This is a nice Double IPA. This really focuses on the tropical hops. I hope they put these in bottles or cans.

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Photo of GregSobo44
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very robust. I liked this beer because it was bold. Has very strong initial pine hop flavor that transitions into a citrusy orangey/light-ripe-grapefruit taper. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy orange, with a finger and a half of white head, aroma is very tropical with a slight herbal quality as well, taste is very fruity, lots of mangoes, oranges,and guava, with a nice resiny backbone. really tasty and easy drinking, a great break from super sweet IPA's while still not being overly dank or bitter.

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Photo of stakem
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1-liter growler poured into a snifter. It poures as a clear golden copper color with more than a finger of frothy off-white sids. Some patchy strings of lace paint the glass as the cap fades. Overall a solid looking DIPA.

The aroma is a bold bouquet of hops that are rindy, herbal, catty and almost cheesy with a fruity to floral accompaniment and faint sulfur addition. A touch of grainy backing with a sort of neitral alcohol inclusion.

The flavor is all hops that are catty to cheesy. Somewhat dank and slightky sulfuric like the aroma suggested. A bit herbal to grassy with rinds and pulp elements. A very slight dry biscuit to straw-like grain inclusion is noticed across the back. It is not excessively bitter but aggressive enough to get your attention.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry with assertive hops that are complex and enjoyable. For only my 2nd carton offering in 2 years, color me impressed with these guys. I'll be on the lookout to try some of their ofher stuff.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a large off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Big tropical nose. Lemon and mango most prominent. Some orange and floral notes. Lily, hyacinth, and lavender.

I get the floral hops more on the taste than in the nose. Mango and papaya present but muted. Malt is biscuity/chewy.

Medium body with medium carbonation. A metallic aftertaste which is a bit unpleasant. Lingering citrus fading to bitterness.

A well balanced DIPA with good citrus/tropical/floral notes. Only issue was the metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of IDrinkGoodBeer
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one interesting IPA and tastes like no other I have had before. One of the best on the East Coast but unfortunetly it is only in a few markets. That said if you are down the Jersey shore or find yourself in Manhattan, be on the look out for this tasty Double.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from one of Jerseys top breweries. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. ABV right where it should be without being overly boozy. Wonderful flavor, very fruity. Was my favorite Carton brew until I had reg coffee. Excellent beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with some very light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fluffy bright white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of grapefruit/apricot/tangerine/citrus, pine/resin, and floral hops.

T: There is a light to moderate amount of light fruit malty sweetness upfront but the dominant flavors are those of the hops - grapefruit/apricot/tangerine/citrus and pine/resin. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly oily with light dryness in the finish.

O: The smell of this beer is very inviting and is likely the best part of the beer - wonderful aromas. Very enjoyable but it is a pretty big beer, so it needs to be sipped.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the Coppermine in North Arlington, NJ. Pours a lightly hazed, deep gold, with a small white head that settles rather quickly and patchy lacing. Nose is a medley of hop notes; citrus, pine, resins, floral and dank earthy notes all emerge. Smells like a bitter hop bomb and that’s just what it is.

Assertively bitter, with floral, citrus, and pine hop notes. Minimal malt presence, light caramel, but finishes quite dry; very much in the west coast DIPA mold, but lacking some subtlety. Bitterness gets the best of things and overshadows the finer hop details to some degree, lingering in the mouth for quite a while in the finish. Very tasty but not the most nuanced example of the style.

Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth overall feel. Quite a good beer, if not a great one.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color. Leaves a fluffy white head with solid retention and lacing.

The aroma is all tropical with some citrus. I get notes of mango and peach as well as some melon. A slight touch of grapefruit can be detected on the back end.

The flavor is more malt forward than expected. Slightly spicy and bready, with some notes of grapefruit and mango. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Lots of bitterness on the back end.

Overall, a good, well balanced IPA.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Little Town, Hoboken, NJ.

Poured a medium a light brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a balmy pine a d tropical hop with aromas of caramel.

The taste offered resinous hop notes of pine, orange and pineapple with a moderate sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty DIPA.

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

a: Very pale golden; served with a small fizzy cap.

s: Lots of pithy grapefruit with a hint of pine and scant sugar cookie malt balance.

t: Unblanced as hell which I love, but with a bit too much raw bitterness. Pithy rather than juicy grapeitfruit all but overwhelms the toffee and sugar cookie malts. Long lingering herbal, aspirin bitterness.

m: Light bodied for a DIPA.

o: Very nice borderline IPA/DIPA.

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Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to markgugs for this one! Stellar lacing & above average head retention

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl white head.

S: Citrus, breadyness, traces of booze

T: Grapefruit & pineapple, plus breadyness & a little pineyness up front. Grapefruit, dryness & breadyness as this warms, a little pineapple & boozeyness too. Finishes with grapefruit, pine needles, dryness & faint breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly fluffy carbonation, skews hoppy

Easy drinkability, a damn fine DIPA, a better nose may have pulled this in to near elite territory

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from tallboy into tulip. beautiful hazy orange. almost no head that dissipates quickly into a thin white ring. huge pine and resin aromas. taste resin, a little pine and a lot of resin, followed by some citrus. medium mouth feel. very good double ipa.

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Photo of cfalls
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to paddyfrankie.

Not hazy. Small head fades fast.

Mild smell of dank and tropical fruits.

Tastes stronger than it smells. Really bitter, some tropical and pine.

Typical feel. Slight burn.

Definitely a satisfying DIPA, with good balance, but the hop flavors are mostly just bitter, without the complexity of the very best DIPAs.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can gifted from Mr. K. Sevarg (thanks!), unknown brewing/packaging date but guaranteed fresh, poured into my Gandhi-Bot snifter glass and drank over an hour

A: 3/3 - golden coloration; low clarity (can't read or see through), initial frothy white head settles into glass lacing with some carbonation lakes and mixed sized bubbles; moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - moderate grassy, herbal and floral notes on first opening, but, as warms, starting to pick up more tropical fruits - mango, papaya and guava; mild malt character and alcohol; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 16/20 - moderate bitterness right up front; followed by that same combination of herbal/grassy/floral admixed with tropical fruit flavors, there is a mild sweetness and alcohol but doesn't taste like 7% ABV (and drinks more like a single than DIPA to me); some residual sweetness but not-at-all cloying

M: 4/5 - moderate body (with hop oils and alcohol); moderate carbonation; high drinkability

T: 9/10 - very good-to-outstanding DIPA that reminds me of a slightly boozier version of Ithaca's Flower Power or Half Acre's Daisy Cutter (and maybe more similar to Double Daisy Cutter but have yet to try); I don't really see the whole "East Coast DIPA" thing because I associate that moniker with more sweetness/malt character (think Captain Lawrence Reserve Imperial IPA) but whatever, it's flavorful, refreshing and recommended; looking forward to trying more Carton beers ASAP

TOTAL - 42/50

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter from the 16 oz can.

Impressive head right off the bat. Two and a half fingers of chewy, burly, off-white head that lingers well and is all about leaving that lace. Body is perfectly clear and a light golden wheat color. 4.5

Woosa with the pineapple and citrus. Passionfruit too. It's a jungle in here. Resinous and piney in a lighter way, ditto the malt and a touch of solvent. 4.25

Juicy citrus gives way to a creamy blend of caramel and vanilla before a resinous and moderately spicy hop finish. I'd wish for more fruit flavors given what the nose suggested, so I'm a tad disappointed not to find more of that on the tongue. 4

The body and drinkability are great on this. No hop burn and accompanying aggressive carbonation. A measured sweet touch that is done pretty masterfully. 4.5

Great look, nose, feel and and a darn good flavor. Sign me up.

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Photo of antott0523
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Translucent golden amber with an egg white meringue head. Persistent. Well carbonated.

S: Clean tropical fruit sweetness on the nose with mango. Some grapefruit and hint of pine. Definite cracker/biscuit malt. Dried apricot. Alcohol makes a faint appearance.

T: The flavor profile is tropical fruit, but finishes with a moderately dry, definitive cracker malt finish.

M: moderately carbonated with good weight to its body. Not too thick not too thin.

D: What I like about this one is its nice malt backbone without being overly sweet like your old school east coast style IPA. Bright hop profile as well. Highly drinkable and definitely a top hop offering in the state of NJ.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

A-Cloudy deep yellow almost orange, two finger head that lingers.

S-Good deal of citrus hops, tad bit of pine and earthy notes as well.

T-Starts with nice citrus and a tad bit of tropical notes, then earthy and pine with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with some hop resins.

O-A very good DIPA, one worthy seeking out and trying at least once.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange-amber in color with a finger of white head. Was hoping for a more brilliant color given the description.

S: Aroma of pineapple juice and pine.

T: Follows nose. Pineapple hits first, followed by resinous flavor, backed up with a bitter hop finish. Finish is actually less bitter than the 80 IBU's would usually indicate.

M: Medium-high carbonation as expected. Nice and refreshing.

O: A really top notch DIPA. Especially appreciate the tropical flavors.

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Photo of Ljudsignal
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

16oz can poured into my Tree House tulip. Last of a tremendous box from SadMachine, thanks again!

A: Pours a cloudy golden-amber with a respectable frothy two-inch head, the latter of which settles over the course of perhaps three minutes into a filmy collar around the beer. Plentiful sudsy lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: Surprisingly muted at first, with notes of cut grass, lightly sweet pale malt, and damp herbal aromas, but as the beer warms, tangerine, guava, mango, and grapefruit all come out to play as well.

T: Herbaceous bitterness up front, quickly followed by wet grass and grapefruit. The tropical fruit and sweeter citrus notes come out to play closer to the mid, with mango, papaya, and tangerine displaying most prominently. Mild sweet crackery malt and a mellow peppery alcohol bite towards the back. Lingering dry pepper/pine finish.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty sticky but with sufficiently zippy carbonation to lift the resinous hop oils off of the palate into a surprisingly dry, clean finish. Dangerously drinkable.

D: As noted above, this is a dangerously drinkable beer, in many respects coming across more like a single than a DIPA--and this is by no means a bad thing. Flavorful, complex enough to stay interesting yet refreshing enough to stay endlessly drinkable, and with a deviously sneaky ABV, it's probably a good thing that this isn't readily available for me--New Jersey, between Carton and Kane you guys have a problem in the best kind of way!

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Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: orange in color with a one finger head that slowly falls.

Smell: loads of earthy and floral hop presence with some fruitiness in the background.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, and pear are wrapped in a big earthy and floral hop blanket. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with big dryness arriving late. Long lasting hop-laden bitterness sticks to the tongue.

Overall: superb DIPA where the focus is towards the hop bitterness, which makes it a bit unbalanced but is seems to work.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter, canned 1/7/16

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a creamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top, a bit of lacing left behind

S- citrus-forward hop aroma with notes of orange peel, mango & melon. Underlying bready malt

T- juicy citrus hops up front gives flavors of orange juice, mango, papaya & green leafy resin, slightly yeasty, bready malt backbone

M- medium body and medium-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- well balanced IPA with plenty of citrus notes, high drinkability

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler purchased 10/11/15. Poured into ale glass.

Pours a pale gold. Two finger head with decent retention and some lacing.

Smell is hop-forward, with a little bit of malt profile. Piney. Trying for a West Coast DIPA, but tropical fruit pretty muted.

Taste is definitely hop-forward. A bit more tropical fruit evident here, especially as it warms. Malt on the back end. No alcohol burn to speak of.

Drinkability frightening, like a session IPA. Good balance, medium carbonation, dryish finish. Can't really detect alcohol.

So proud my New Jersey is brewing good beer.

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Photo of hoagzzz
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
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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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 1,289 ratings.
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