077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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1,341 Ratings
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkAUpmGuHTk&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,341
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
308
For Trade:
13
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Photo of rolltide
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of snilsen13
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Above average but over-hyped. I look forward to another sampling, but I wouldn't try too hard to seek it out.

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

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

Nice local NJ strong IPA

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Photo of gcamparone
3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
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 beertunes
3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
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 breadwinner
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
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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3.52/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basshunter
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_chav
3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrangers955
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear bronze color with a finger-and-a-half of lasting near-white foam. Heavy lacing.

Sweet malty smell up front, followed by some light pine resin and orange, then a distinct peppery note on the backend.

Maybe I'm spoiled by all the great DIPAs out there, but the taste is just sort of dull to me: dull caramel malts, a kiss of alcohol, a light bitterness. The part I like best is a flash or orange in the middle.

Medium to heavy bodied, very lightly syrupy, with a slight prickliness to the feel. Still comes a cross a little flat to my taste.

Fine overall, but not in the same league as many others available these day.

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Photo of corm44
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobNewton
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
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 PHBoiler
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tedho21
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
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 Tbub18
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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