077XX | Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.27/5
1,352 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#709
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
1,352
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
316
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,352 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours completely clear - orange in color. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving no lacing or residual head behind.

Smell has notes of lemon, orange, floral hops and some earthy grass. Pretty strong dank notes come through as the beer warms.

Taste is a nice blend of orange, lemon, dank weed, bitter dried grass and a flowery flavor. Its remarkably flavorful yet very light. Touch of mango sweetness comes through. Finish is dry grass with some lingering bitterness.

Feel is crisp carbonation, smooth and incredibly light and drinkable. Hides the ABV way too well and its dangerous.

Overall this is a very nicely crafted IIPA. Impressively light and drinkable yet incredibly flavorful.

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Photo of JKasten988
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of vfgccp
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cachookie
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: very nice aromatics; pineapple and grapefruit; a hint of floral;

T: follows the nose, but doesn't last long - flavor disappears almost immediately after the beer leaves your tongue; almost no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very easy drinking; my only significant complaint is that the flavor goes away too quickly;

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

Great job.

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Photo of beertunes
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
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 2beerdogs
4.44/5  rDev +4%
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 thebooyakid
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speeder757
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquabears
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear-ish amber with a thick head. Smell is slight citrus peel. Taste starts out more herbal and citrus, then finally sweet fruit. Leaves a nice, bitter aftertaste. You can definitely taste the sweetness of the malts, and the sweetness grows as you drink. Very complex and very delicious. Mouthfeel is oily and smooth, with mild carbonation.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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 srw
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
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 grue_soda
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

077XX from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,352 ratings
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