dlovell2 (1575) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, and dank resiny pine. Flavor starts out citrus with mango and some floral notes. Finishes grapefruit zest and pine resin. Some lingering bitterness. Nice flavorful hoppy brew.
Maxbier (817) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from 16oz can. Dark gold, creamy thick off white head. Tropical citrus aroma with a hint of the ABV. Hop bitterness up front, stron malt presence but not too sweet. Very nice citrus hop with perfectly bitter finish. This is a great DIPA and the can carries a bonus 4oz!
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this in a pint glass on tap. Never heard of Carton Brewing, so why not give it a try. The beer is a golden color with a small amount of white head. It has earthy aromas with hints of orange. The taste is crisp with a very dry finish.
umich03jm (3305) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to Jason. Hazy gold pour with a small head that fades to a nice ring and leaves good lacing. Great aroma of oranges, tropical fruit and pine. Taste has a perfect light sweetness up front and a moderately bitter finish. Lots of juicy fruit and pine. Medium body. Slightly oily. My kinda DIPA.
merc7186 (2842) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Malty, Mild Garlic, Mildly Piney
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head, Mild Lacing
Taste: Mildly Garlic, Mildly Piney, Mildly Malty
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool "New to me beer/brewery" received in a great trade with BostonBrewser... Big thanks Dan! Poured into my FW goblet... Hazy light golden with a nice white head that shows good retention and lacing... Nose is pleasingly dry with fruity citrus/mango hoppiness, dusting of pale malt helps add heft to the hops... Big Bitterness but not bruising.. hop flavors are again leaning toward the fruits with more tropical essence than citrus.. Light body for the ABV helps with a bigger drinkability.. Really pretty good.. Thanks again Dan! Hope we can do it again soon!
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 11/13/14 from a 16oz can sent to me by jblaze36wv in a trade, big thanks. Pours cloudy bright orange with a thick, rocky white head that leaves thick, rocky, messy lace. The nose is grapefruit peel forward with a touch of peach and apricot pitted fruit, fresh orange and orange blossom, and just a touch of white peppercorn and light bread malt. The flavor is apricot and orange/orange blossom up front, moving to awesome grapefruit peel bitterness and white peppercorn spice, with the perfect amount of lightly sweet bread malt balancing. The body is medium with a somewhat oily texture, average, stinging carbonation, and a long bitter grapefruit peel finish.
njnut (418) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into snifter a hazy gold with white head. Aroma was strongly citrus and pine resins. Orange and mango jumps from the glass. Taste is a little more pine resin than the aroma especially in the finish that for me was all pine. I liked the balance in this one, enough malts to prevent a hop bomb. another good one from Carton.
Triklino (1) - Delran, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a beer. The citrus quality of this DIPA is insane and it blends well with some more subtle pine tones that come out in the initial sip; it is quickly overpowered with some pretty intense grapefruit notes. The malt bill is kinda thin; i’d say the ratio is ALMOST perfect, if the malt was just a TINY bit more present this would be upper-echelon type stuff.
As it is, it’s still fantastic and makes me so happy to be a New Jersey native - the fact I can get this about whenever I want makes me tear up a little. Very close to the perfect DIPA.
Not much makes me proud to be from Jersey, so thank you Carton for giving me something!
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handsome pour yields a decent amount of head which retains in clumps. Can smell those earthy hops from a few feet away. More earthy notes than fruity or juicy, and the hearty bite of bitterness at the end is a big turnoff for me.
Pretty good overall, clearly well made, yet a bit too much resin on the finish for my tastes.