077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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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:
145
Ratings:
1,280
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
23.13%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
288
For Trade:
15
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Photo of Wasatch
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to SammyJaxxxx for this brew!

16 oz. Can

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice, hoppy, malty, with some very nice citrus and pine notes. The taste is also very nice hoppy, malty, with some very nice citrus, and pine notes. Medium body, with some very nice chewyness, very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty DIPA. Carton did a very nice job on getting all this done, with only this ABV, VERY NICE!

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Photo of Jerseybeerlover609
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dubs is one of the best IPAs I've had. It's comparable to treehouse in my honest opinion and second to only Trillium. Nice tropical fruity flavors very smooth and crushable

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Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another fine brew from my friend Eric!
A - Pours an opaque orange with a small white head.
S - Aroma is tropical fruit.
T - Flavor is some citrus but mostly dank and resinous and bitter. I know the label says east coast DIPA but tastes more west coast to me.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - This is a very balanced and drinkable beer.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 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 NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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 agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - delicately clear, yet a satisfying opacity.

S - sweet fruits on the nose. Bit of caramel sweetness. Reminds me of Palm trees.

T - more of the same! Candied dank hops. Breads. Malty. Crisp. Flavors in all directions.

F - disappointingly thin and watery. Good prickly hop assault on my cheeks, but lacks the fullness of a great IPA.

O - saw this on a list called "What will be the next Heady Topper?" This is a solid candidate, but I just don't think it can compete with the likes of Tree House, trillium, or Fiddlehead. Definitely happy that I got to try it.

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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 aleigator
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
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 RJIV
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can is probably 3 weeks old.
Smells of papaya and mangoes. There is a slight hint of sweetness.
It is clearer than I expected with a yellow straw color.
Gigantic fruit burst upfront accompanied with a nice sweetness. The beer is perfectly balanced between hops and malt. The finish is wet, refreshing and has no hint of alcohol.
There is an extremely pleasant aftertaste, like an orange coated light in sugar.

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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 Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden orange color it almost glows, what a double ipa should look like! Crisp fresh clean not overpowering, just delicious. As good or better than the VT heavy hitters!

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Photo of beerbully
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into shaker glass from growler

L-Light, clear, straw color

S-tropical fruit Hops dominate the nose, pineapple, grapefruit mango, some spruce/pine some dankness

T-follows the nose............tropical sweetness, slight bitterness on the finish.........mango, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, some lemon peel in the finish

F-creamy, juicy, not much carbonation

O-solid offering from Carton, very drinkable, bursting with flavor

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Photo of SlothB77
4.58/5  rDev +7%
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 CraigP83
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yellow straw colored, big fluffy white head. Smell is pineapple with a touch of spruce. Taste follows the smell, wonderful hop profile. Bitterness at the end

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Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: August 7, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: prepping for birthday number 39 with Matt, Jer and Sharknado 3... APPEARANCE: from fresh growler: light golden body with slight effervescence; nice head retention of an off-white single-finger ring; reasonable smears of tracings; strong head retention... AROMA: a beautiful collaboration of pineapple, mango and orange peel with the resin and pinecone necessary to enrapture the senses; the balance of malt and hop is appreciable; the balance comes with a bit of caramel and wet malts... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a powerful yet drinkable 7.8% ABV; the citrus is strong and tangible; a strong, flavorful pint... OVERALL: pleased to have Carton in our backyard--and more pleased that this Imperial truly drinks like a pale ale; full-bodied and rewarding; active and filling...

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap - Filled a 32oz Crowler Can

As soon as a cracked the can I could smell this beer. Wonderful aroma of grapefruits, oranges, mangos, some dank pineyness. A little citrus.

The taste follows perfectly. Big ruby red type grapefruit taste, grapefruit rind, oranges, mangos, tropical citrus, dank resiness pine. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this beer is absolutely delicious. Possibly my favorite DIPA at the moment if not top 3 for sure. I'll be filling up Crowlers/Growlers as much as possible.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +4%
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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Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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 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 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 W_Des
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark apricot color. The nose is fruity sweet with oranges and citrus. The body is lightly dry with a nice malt sweetness followed by a restrained bitter finish. Really refreshing DIPA.

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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 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 Trombone69
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beat the Ballast Point Sculpin, the Boulevard Heavy Lifting, and the Spellbound IPA in a blind tasting that I attended last weekend. Very Impressive.

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.
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