077XX | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
154 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:
154
Ratings:
1,317
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
302
For Trade:
14
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Reviews: 154 | Ratings: 1,317
Photo of Antg8989
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +5.4%
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 -6.3%
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 -12.6%
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 +3.7%
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 -2.8%
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 -14.8%
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 +3.7%
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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Photo of beerthulhu
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft.

A: Pineapple-orange coloring, thin skim white head poured into a cold shaker pint. Still carbonation with stratified ring lacing down the vessel.

S: Fresh wet pineapple-mango-orange aroma, wet and juicy, of good strength. Duration was good.

T: Upfront had a brass bitternes of dry pine, bittering orange peel. Grassy bitterness moves in along with dry grapefruit peel, dry tropical fruit lingering for a good period. Managebility increases as the tongue numbs from the overload of hop bitterness. Pale malts keeps things crisp with a dry finish of straw-malt.

M: Light bodied, feels sharp and crisp despite low carbonation visibility. Eases off the tongue with a flowery pollen like coating of hop flower texture.

O: Agressively hopped, dry and bittering with a fresh wet tropical aroma, only wish the flavor would of followed the nose a bit more. Dry hop bitterning finish.

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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 TheBeard89
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Why doesn't this beer have a cult following yet. I got this in a trade so I could add New Jersey to my list. Little did I know I was getting this tremendous fruity, dank, hop bomb. The nose on this is amazing I poured a 16oz can into a glass and could smell it when I walked across the room. Fruit and floral scents carry through the air. The taste is just as good but there is a real dank taste at first then it gets sweet and fruity. This is truly amazing.

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Photo of Mikus
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super fresh. Poured golden amber (with predominantly yellow hue in the light). Mango and peach notes dominate over a clean, crackery malt profile. Nose has hints of earthy and piney resins coming through. On the palate, these piney and earthy flavors hit BIG off the jump. Hints of the peach and mango come through in the aftertaste. All balanced by hearty bitterness. Some alcohol comes through on this one. Clean, slightly oily/coating mouthfeel characteristic of a DIPA. Appropriate. Unique East Coast DIPA, easily crushable, but worth savoring. Seek out Carton.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"journey began 1/7/16"

pours a hazy gold with a thick head.

smells very sweet. full of citrus, grapefruit and a lot of mango.

taste is fantastic, very clean and easy to drink. full of citrus, lots of grapefruit and mango. bitterness is somewhat subdued. it isn't over the top bitter but it does finish very bitter. smooth drinking, a nice 7.8% dIPA.

overall this is damn good, one of my favorite IPAs and certainly my favorite Carton beer. glad i can pick this up every so often without having to drive to the brewery.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, medium golden straw. Rocky white head

S: Green papaya, mango; dank grass. Very floral. Persimmon.

M: Soft, mellow body. Low-med carbonation.

T: Light tropical. Smooth and slightly sweet malt profile. Nice dank, piney hops. Pleasant level of bitterness.

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

Second Fiddle, Gbot & This are VERY similar to each other. I might be a tad bit buzzed while reviewing this. I'd easily grab w/o hesitation while buzzed....more than likely sober too. Cheers!

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

Employing some of the more sexy hops on the market, making an easy drinking, high gravity hop bomb seems to be easy nowadays. Though not as easy as it seems, the Carton Brewers have channeled their inner Heady and given us a juicy, tropical and bitter creaminess for which the taste buds simply yearn.

Bright and beautiful, its golden straw hues highlight is calming carbonation through a slightly diffused glow. Building a head of lather and froth, the scent rolls onto the nose with white grapefruit, under-ripened orange, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, gooseberry and lime. Its honied sweet taste coats the tongue and brings on a light candied and caramelized taste before the hops really go to work upon the palate.

What's short and sweet of malts early, all of that is short lived as the hops crash the party and cast the sweetness aside. But its that blend of citrusy oranges and grapefruit that meld with the softer tropical fruit flavors for a sensation of sherbet or cream sickle only to be accompanied with bitter grasses, herbs, verbena and citrus peel.

Creamy, malty-dry and clean- the medium-light ale trends drier and drier as the hop oils build and the alcohol evaporate the tongue. What's left is a fond memory of simple citrus on the palate.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange-amber in color with a finger of white head. Was hoping for a more brilliant color given the description.

S: Aroma of pineapple juice and pine.

T: Follows nose. Pineapple hits first, followed by resinous flavor, backed up with a bitter hop finish. Finish is actually less bitter than the 80 IBU's would usually indicate.

M: Medium-high carbonation as expected. Nice and refreshing.

O: A really top notch DIPA. Especially appreciate the tropical flavors.

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Photo of Little_Landon
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a can, love the cloudy orange look of this beer, nice frothy head. Lot of different taste going on here, fruity mango, orange, just a perfect DIPA! One of the best beers I've had out of a can! Goes down smooth, watch out!

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Photo of RobNewton
3.63/5  rDev -15%
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 Sip_Of
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exactly what you want from a DIPA. Tropical aroma with a dry finish that allows you to have many in an evening. Super drinkable and the malt doesn't come out if they age for a while.

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Photo of beerman73
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. If you like good IPAs then give this one a try as soon as you see it! I hate JAF's (Jersey Ass F#@%'s but they sure made a good double IPA. Cheers

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Photo of breadwinner
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
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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Photo of gcamparone
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
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 VelvetExtract
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can. Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange hue. Nice, thick head. Off white, doughy and light in lacing. Fresh, tropical hop juice. Hops are dominant but there is a distinct sweetness, too. Some musty hops. Peach and pineapple and almost some berry aroma, which is cool. Sweet citrus. Pale malt. Flavor is fresh, juicy and ripe hop-citrus. Definitely peach and mango! Love those specialty fruits. Musty hops, almost like citrus rind. Pale, easy malt is decently sweet. Hops bring the bitter boom. Just a tickle of heat on the finish. Also finishes juicy with some sweetness; doesn't completely dry out. Body is light and too easy to drink. Haven't had many Carton beers but all of them have been frigging delicious and unique. Chalk down another one.

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Photo of mabermud
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: This pours a hazy gold with a slightly off-white head. Minimal, slick legging.
Smell: Tropical fruit with a hint of heat.
Taste: After my first sip, I was immediately reminded me of Port Brewing Anniversary Ale. Except, not as strong. No fumes out of the nose with this one. Plus it has a sweeter finish. The taste is of hops, tangerine, and tropical fruit.
Feel: It fits!

Overall - This is a big surprise coming all the way from the East Coast. This is definitely classic left coast style. Made with love, plus points for overall goodness. Make it juicier. I like it, and it's great.

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077XX from Carton Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,317 ratings.
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