Jack_Bauer (1) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome double IPA. Up there with the best of them. Super hop bitterness that lingers on the palette even during drinking intermissions. Mild bready malt brings a moderate sweetness that balances very nice accentuating the hop character. Resinous piney, pineapple, and grapefruit notes with some grassiness. Color is a hazy golden yellow.
Overall just an awesome DIPA. Their session is amazing, but would choose this if only a beer or two for the night.
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best IPA I’ve had in a while. So hoppy, very enjoyable IPA. the color, aroma, taste, and taste in relation to ABV make this one really stad out to me.
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I’ll be damned. NJ is good for a lot more than recurring Futurama jokes. For one thing, they make a lovely Imperial IPA. 077XX has aromatics and a flavor profile that make you think of all things tropical. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, orange, papaya, and peach. Bone-dry finish. Lots of juicy sweetness and just the right amount of bitterness to keep things crisp and bright. A lovely Double IPA from the East.
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!
aleigator (809) - GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a filtered, golden-orange color, with a big, fluffy white head.
On the nose, the beer reveals a great mix of dank grass and juicy exotic fruits, blending perfectly together. Lime pulp is the most dominant hop allegory in this, gently coated up by kiwi and fresh cut orange. This creates a fantastic hop profile on the nose, evoking the thought of visiting a fruit booth, while getting slightly overwhelmed by its aromas, when entering the store. Its lemon qualities do a big part of creating such an intriguing nose, partly because of its pure fresh- and juicyness, partly by the crackery malts, which lend even more depth to them.
Drinks very creamy, although it has a lively carbonation to it, which gets recognizable during the beers finish, adding a mineral quality to the juicy hops. This creates a very pleasant mouthfeel, while hops and malts wrestle for supremacy.
Tastes of dough white bread malts, which soften the immediate lime impact by adding a smooth tone to it. Limes turn juicier, more crisp and more bitter though, evolving to a pleasantly fresh hop explosion on the palate, toned down immediately by cakey malts. After that initial hop burst, malts take over directly after the swallow, weaving a shielding bubble over the tongue, by introducing calming toffee and biscuit. This great blend has to make way for an even grassier, lime dipped hop assault, resulting in a slightly mineralic, fruity and bitter aftertaste.
I am blown away by the greatness of this beer. It appears to be very focussed, almost minimalistic, while being extremely well balanced, and perpetually evolving. The changing flavors of the beer divide themselves into separate stages, utmost clean, versatile and different. Mouthfeel is the cherry on top, crowning the beer by exhibiting a perfectly smooth drinking experience.
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: August 7, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: prepping for birthday number 39 with Matt, Jer and Sharknado 3... APPEARANCE: from fresh growler: light golden body with slight effervescence; nice head retention of an off-white single-finger ring; reasonable smears of tracings; strong head retention... AROMA: a beautiful collaboration of pineapple, mango and orange peel with the resin and pinecone necessary to enrapture the senses; the balance of malt and hop is appreciable; the balance comes with a bit of caramel and wet malts... PALATE: strong carbonation livens the mouth, with a medium-bodied, reasonable finish--easy drinking and sessionable... TASTE: a powerful yet drinkable 7.8% ABV; the citrus is strong and tangible; a strong, flavorful pint... OVERALL: pleased to have Carton in our backyard--and more pleased that this Imperial truly drinks like a pale ale; full-bodied and rewarding; active and filling...
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2015 [Draft @ Twin Lights Tap House] Dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, light pine, some skunk, citrus, toast, and light sweetness. Taste of pine, caramel, citrus, resiny hops, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy dankness with a light lacing of citrusy foam. Very smooth malty backbone and palate pleasing for a hophead like myself. Been wanting to try this puppy for a bit and was worth the wait to get a hold of. Carton is doing some nice things on the Jersey Shore. Fist pump!
BeerdedDave (1378) - Beckley, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from the brewery; gold to light amber color; great citrusy hop aroma; great citrusy hop flavor with tropical fruit notes; light, bready malt base
hopheadjohn (14) - Manasquan, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Gave this local brewer a shot & glad I did. Nice resin aroma. Pours a cloudy wheat color with an ample head. Taste is clean, fresh hops up front - finishes with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable (for ABV). Highly recommended!