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077XX | Carton Brewing Company

142 Reviews

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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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

Trade extra. Awesome! Can pours hazy golden with a half finger white head on top. Really nice fresh floral aroma, grassy, some citrus, raw hops, lightly sweet malts in the backdrop. Flavor starts with a big punch if bitter pine up front leading to a funky grassy hop note on top of lightly sweet malts and a nice small bit of tropical fruits. Really crisp and clean, dangerously drinkable for a supposed DIPA, plus carbonation and slightly dry body. This is excellent!

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Photo of mynie
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, lightly cloudy yellow with a decent white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Smells robust, but not variegated. Punchy resinous hops mix with fruit. Nice.

Tastes like it smells: big and bold, but without the variety or balance that marks excellent DIPAs. Giant hops out front, starting off with pine nodes and then moving quickly into ripe fruit nodes of mango. Ends with just a wee little bit of yeast that's not enough to adequately balance out the hops.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hugebulge for swinging by the brewery today and nabbing some cans and the companion teku.

a - brew pours a crisp transparent yellow orange with a generous frothy IPA head.

s - nose is stunning east coast IPA. Thick resinous citric with a tinge of alcohol heat on the back end.

t/m/o - boom. Spot on and easy drinking IPA. Great crisp citric hop presence. On the thinish side for such a big chewy beer which makes it dangerously easy to drink. Really worthwhile and fantastic beer. Check it out if you get a chance.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
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 pkalix
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
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 ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
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 justintcoons
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a snifter.

Pale gold with a short, loose white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly hazy with light carbonation.

Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya.

Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya. Lighter notes of lemon pith and pineapple. The malts are lightly bready with dashes of candy sugar. Finishes with tangerine zest, pine resin, and onion.

Medium bodied, juicy, oily, and smooth with a light bitterness.

Huge hop flavor, low hop bitterness. Smooth and insanely drinkable. Fantastic stuff! :)

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Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
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 MacQ32
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

A - Pours a glowing straw yellow with a finger of white head, solid retention and great lacing.

S - Grapefruit, oranges and a hint of pineapple, tropical citrusy, minimally seedy/rindy. No grainy sweetness on the nose.

T - Fantastic balance! Grapefruit explosion, a hint of rindy resinous hops. Finish is dry grapefruit, aftertaste is more of the same. Simple flavor but really really delightful.

M - Lightish/medium bodied, perfect carbonation, perfect drinkability.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fresh can from the brewery, courtesy of FenderOffset238!

A. Pours a pale honey gold, slightly cloudy. Thick, foamy head rises forth, peaking at about two and a half fingers and lingering for a few minutes. Slowly, it settles to a half finger and there it remains for the duration. Stark white foam rims the sides of the glass.

S. Tropical notes of candied orange, pineapple, and papaya. Hints of cane sugar sweetness and bready malt that meld very nicely with pine needles and dankness. Dominant, though, is the candied citrus quality, and I emphasize candied because this has a surprisingly balanced malt sweetness in the bouquet that really works quite well.

T. Pineapple, mango, orange zest, transitions to biscuit malt sweetness, and then a big dose of herbal, grassy hops with moderate bitterness, finally resolution to lemon and tea leaf. Finish is tropical and lightly bitter.

M. I really dig what they've done here...a near perfect blend of malt sweetness, tropical complexity, and dank bitterness. For a DIPA, this never sits heavy on the palate, nor does the ABV smack you in the face. It warms a little as it goes down, but it's markedly easy drinking and very well balanced.

O. This is a really impressive DIPA, one of the better ones I have encountered. The mildly sweet, malty quality is something I can only describe as "candied". It's truly excellent, interesting, and refreshing. I would drink again without question.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

Found this beer at Colliers in Cape May while my family waited an hour for some stupid hotdogs.
I thought this beer was very good in all catagories.
The smell is very hoppy, but a general hop aroma, I can't pick anything out. The hops have that wet, resiny, green smell.
The taste is hoppy and bitter for the most part. Malts come through at the end. Hops are wet and bold to the end.
Oh the appearance! Golden orange with a hazy complexion. A tall head sits on top, thick and sticky at leaves lacing behind.
Drinks smooth and syrupy that coats the tongue.
A good beer I throughly enjoyed.

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Photo of DIM
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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 RonfromJersey
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery, about four hours ago.

Cloudy gold body, topped by four fingers of Swiss chess white foam. Dense lace covers the top half of the glass.

Huge fruit nose, big aggressive and inviting. So juicy you're nose will feel wet.

Sweet beginning and it's fruity from the snap. There's no foundation building, just a pre-fab explosion of juicy fruit, and it works wonderfully. Great bitter tingles build up to the bite at the swallow. Terrific sense of fresh. Juicy, fruity, not abrasive.

Smooth solid medium mouthfeel.

So dangerously drinkable, should come with a direct line to hazmat.

Good take on a west coast IPA, to be revisited frequently.

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Photo of Omnium
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
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 ScaryEd
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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 leroybrown10
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
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 tkdchampxi
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft before and have a 4.25 numerical rating, but this review it's based on a can canned give days ago. WOW

A: hazy, sunset orange with a 1cm head despite pouring straight down the middle. Well developed, sticky lacing that just won't quit

S: Subtle grapefruit rind, malt, and waxy aromas. Nose is the faintest aspect of this beer. Smells refreshing, but somewhat underwhelming. There's something else here though - almost tropical mixed with creamy

T: this is a top tier DIPA. GRAPEFRUIT RIND WITH CREAMINESS ON THE FINISH. It almost has a vanilla or butterscotch quality that starts off light and smooth and amps up into grapefruit rind. Finish mildly bitter and after taste it's full and malty. Wow.

M: perfect for a DIPA. less carbonated than most but very fitting. Reminds me of Jai Alai white oak.

O: Can I say wow again? This moved ahead of Pliny the Elder for me. Suspect that it's on par with Hi-Res (but obviously different flavor profile). Hasn't quite dethroned Heady, though

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Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
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 facundoCNB
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clean golden copper pour with half inch of head, great lacing. smells of honey, caramel and tree sap. Lots of piney, grapefruit and bitterness. taste is overwhelmingly bitter at first, slight hints of honey/caramel, and very piney. slightly creamy medium body with moderate carbonation.

not a bad ipa by far, didn't realize it was a double at first. Hoping this is the next canned good from carton!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
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 PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in Hoboken, NJ. 16oz pour in pint glass

A- Very light for a double IPA, almost looked like a single.
S- Citrus fruits and stone fruits on the nose via some amazing combo of hops
T- Big citrus hop flavors, finishing with a bit of apricot or necterine. Very drinkable and great flavor profile.
M- Good overall mouth feel, pretty standard for an IIPA

O- Great beer, happy to be able to try while visiting a buddy in Hoboken. Only thrown off by the color of this beer.

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Photo of Act25
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Every time I return home to 077xx, I'm surprised by how lucious and juicy this IPA is. Of course, I can enjoy it on tap and when I buy cans at the brewer they're stamped "Journey began 7 days ago".

Watch the brewer at tedxnavesink.com

"Carton Brewing Company" is my local brewery in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, near my home. Their flagships cover the DIPA and the session IPA (Boat Beer) wonderfully. Mineral notes due to the hard artesian well water they use. A must try and a great place to visit
I've enjoyed 077xx from cask, can, growler, and tap.

a - Pours a murky golden amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head, moderate carbonation, lots of lacing evident.

s - Super fresh and enjoyable - the joy of a home town brewer! Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, oranges, and lots of pine.

t - Taste follows the smell. It's almost puckering as it zests your palate with citrus hops, lemon, oranges, fruit malts, and tropical fruits. Long, lean, peppery, zingy finish.

m - Light to medium bodied DIPA w moderate carbonation. Light bitterness, long finish, and pretty easy to drink. Cleansing, great with food, long, and fresh.

o - Great nose. Great to have such a great, and growing, home town brewer.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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 cvm4
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure on canning date.

L - Pours an amber gold body that is opaque and has a two finger eggshell head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Tropical fruits and pine resin. Smells dank.

T - Light tropical fruits backed with by dank pine resin with a bitter hop bite ending.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. So easy to drink.

O - Definitely worth a try if you like a tropical/pine IIPA. I dug it.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.
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