077XX | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
160 Reviews
077XX077XX
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.

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Added by mdfb79 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
1,333
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
303
For Trade:
14
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Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft in a tulip glass

Slightly hazy golden color. White head, some lacing. Nice hop aroma - mix of citrus - orange and grapefruit. Just enough bready malt flavor to balance the hops, only slightly bitter. Softer mouthfeel, a touch oily. Nice aftertaste.

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Photo of claspada
3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
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 rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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 cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
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 BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

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 +1.9%
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 2beerdogs
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Another great one from Carton via the generosity of SammyJaxxx. Thanks again.
Golden copper in hue. Fluffy white foam that leaves nice sticky lacing.
Smells pop from the foam. Juicy citrus, a bit of earthy tropical notes along the line of mango. Some lemon blossom comes through at the end with a hint of bread malt.
Taste is wow! Citrusy notes of orange zest, floral lemon, pine and weed, as well as a melange of tropical fruits that include mango, pineapple, and guava. The malt is consistently present and contributing. This is where the word "backbone" is appropriate. The malt holds all components together.
Mouthfeel is full enough for style, and has a nice oily slickness.
Overall, a damn near perfect IIPA.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
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 -11.3%
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 Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
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 Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this originally on 2014-06-29 at the brewery and again on 2016-09-20 in Columbia, PA from a fresh, 16oz can.

A - Fairly clear, golden-orange with a 1-finger white head and moderate lace.

S - Ripe pineapple, mild dank, honey, light biscuit. Not overpowering but still plenty of aroma.

T - Hop forward, big orange and grapefruit flesh flavors, lots of pine, honey, light herbal spice and mild biscuit. Finish is on the bitter side without losing all the fruit/honey sweetness. Herbal spice and pine notes also continue into the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Super smooth at first, then it gets somewhat resinous and prickly. Really nice feel.

O - Lots to like in this brew.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a snifter.

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

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, and papaya.

Taste
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.

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

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

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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 siege06nd
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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 dsa7783
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. One of the best beers to come out of Jersey in a while. A true-to-the-style IPA packed with a punch of hops and lemon zest. Strong hints of grapefruit on the nose and tongue as well. Tropical flavors also apparent. Great stuff. Recommended.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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 SpeedwayJim
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a coworker. 16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is citrus, pine and fresh grass with a dank, pulpy hop bitterness. Full and bright at the same time. Beer opens grapefruit, grass and bark. A very clean, astringent bitterness. Some light malty notes in the background but this one is clearly on the hoppy side. Bone dry and resiny sticky aftertaste. Pretty tasty. Body is light to medium with ample carbonation. Aggressive on the palate and quenching going down with a dry, sticky finish.

Well crafted and a welcome departure from the super juicy and malt and fruit forward NE IPAs that have been so popular recently.

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Photo of richj1970
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz. can dated 3/7/2017. Thanks to @sammyjaxxx for the can!

A: Clear sunshine yellow with smallish one finger white head. Short retention but leaving moderate lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, and orange zest. Pine, fresh cut grass, and dank floral hops.

T: Big punch of dank floral hops with tons of tropical fruit. Pineapple, orange, and mango.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Soft texture with a lightly bitter finish. Very easy drinking.

O: Outstanding DIPA. If this was in my distribution area, it would be a regular purchase.

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Photo of DIM
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
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 micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

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 ScaryEd
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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 JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this a while back and finally had a chance to go through all of the Carton 0'Dub's that I've had here, starting with this one. As much as I love the beers from Tree House, Trillium, SingleCut, and Other Half, this one may have been the best out of the bunch as it was so juicy, smooth, balanced, and easy to down! Needless to say, this one came out of nowhere...

Good pour to this as the beer had golden, hazy hue to it with enough head to match. Orange, mango, and papaya in the nose with even more in the taste. All of those were balanced out by a wonderful sweetness as the fruit was both sweet and strong from the pith at the same time. A good amount of booze was also present to accompany a dank and sticky mouthfeel that never felt too heavy nor forced. Wonderfully oily and slick, there were hints of skunky weed in the back but all these taste did was have me wanting more...which is why this didn't last long after pouring it out.

While strong in alcohol, it melded beautifully with everything else that this beer had to offer. Even though it was canned on 4/7 and had "Start @44F" written above it, it tasted as fresh as any beer I've ever had from Carton. Great use of hops here and a true melding of east and west coast IPA attributes, this may be the best beer in their lineup. A must-try!

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Photo of agreenman19
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | 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 leroybrown10
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
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 RonfromJersey
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,333 ratings.
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