Digger | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
(This is not a Gose.)

DIGGER | Clam Ale With Lemongrass

ABV: 4% | SRM: 2 | IBU: 20

"Sure, there are oyster stouts, but we are a clam town. Are there any clam beers?"
"Not that I've ever heard of."
"Stout wouldn't make sense. Let's make it super pale. We can lean on the stoniness of our water to show the clams."
"We could salt it like a Gose, the salt would help push the clam idea even further."
"Nice. How should we hop it?"
"Something very simple but pretty, like Green Bullet."
"Let's add something to the boil to make it more like a pot of steamed clams, something like lemongrass."
"Okay. So a simple ale dressed up with Cherrystone clams with a touch of Green Bullet hops, tied together with lemongrass."
"It should be cool when it gets nice and hot in July, like a day at a clam shack in a shaker pint."
Drink Digger because that happened.

Added by yankeepride on 07-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.67/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neorebel
3.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Digger pours a straw color with a pure white head, about 1/4" tall. The aroma was multifaceted with light fruits. Wheat, a little citrusy hops, lemongrass, sea salt and what can only be described as 'briny' were elements of the brew's flavor. A little spicy and palate-coating as well. I asked about this beer initially, stating that I had enjoyed some Oyster Stouts, as unusual as they are, and was told that they are a clam town, so they brewed a clam beer. It's not for everyone but this was something different worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I would have thought this was a Blonde/Golden Ale and not a Pale Ale. First sip reminded me of Summer Love. Then I started to notice the slight saltiness and a bit of a sour taste. This beer got worse as I drank. nb

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3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

not my personal favorite carton beer but I was still intrigued. this beer really brought me to the beach. slightly salty, watery (in the best way possible), not very tart, grassy. interesting, would have again, highly sessionable

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting take on a pale ale. Not a big clam guy but this was not overwhelming and put together quite well.

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3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Digger from Carton Brewing Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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