RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Southwest Style - not the perfect taco, rather existing dishes enhanced and tailored through the use of the Southwestern flavors. Adjunction to augment and layer flavors rather than to flatten is the goal. Blue Agave nectar is added to a two-row pilsner malt bill and fermented with Cal lager yeast, establishing a core palate of flint and gunpowder with edges lightly dressed with papaya and lime leaf notes. That combination then balanced by additions of Noble Hops, creating a lager counterpoint for a well executed modern Southwest meal. Drink Carton Canyon becuase there is no art in beer that stays out of the way of your food.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Draft at Rattle n Hum West with Uncle Jim. Pours a clear golden body with light soapy white lacing. Nose is sweet malt, alcohol and vague fruits. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and slick with notes of alcohol and fruity spices.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Drank on tap at Carton Brewing Company. This lager left me wanting something more either more flavor or less flavor, kind of hings in the mediocre non-decisive middle ground of where this beer should beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Streaks and spots of lace left behind. Slightly floral, crisp hop aroma with hints of grass, straw, light fruit and and a pale malt backbone. Subtle grassy pine needle with some apple, pear, biscuit an pale malt. Fuller bodied than expected with an aggressive crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Really nice hop character for the style with dank, dry bitterness, faint citrus/tropical fruit, grass, straw, apple, bread and biscuit. Decent enough malt presence but doesnt interfere with the hops. Im not really picking up the adjuncts or agave. Well balanced and refreshing with a nice hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft. Clear gold. Frothy head with huge lacing. Aroma is all lime zest. The taste is a little tropical with a lot of lemon and lime. Creamy feel. I love this and hate it at the same time. Today it was great but, I could see myself disliking it at another time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3428) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft at Crossroads. Poured a clear light golden yellow with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruit, lemon and lime zest, and grain. Taste was grainy, with a pinch of lemon and lime, followed by bitter earthy pine, and cloying sweet fruit. Got a little too sweet for me towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a spotty light tan head.
Aroma: Soft aroma with light caramel and lemon, slightly earthy.
Taste: Mildly sweet caramel, slightly earthy, finish hints at lemon.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderate/high carbonation.
Overall: Clean beer, could drink a lot of this during the Summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6137) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewery, 7/19/14

Aroma: Sweet and malty aroma, grains, some lemon/citrus, and underlying hop notes as well
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a small head and light lacing
Flavor: The flavor is similar, sweet malts/grains balanced nicely by citrus and hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light and easy drinking, clean on the mouth, with a dryish finish
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this beer. Crisp, clean, and easy drinking. No major flaws for me. This isnt anything crazy, but it is something I could see hitting the spot in the right situation. (Id like to apologize for using the word "situation" in a review of a Jersey Shore brewed beer.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Fruity ester notes on the aroma. Appearance is a clear yellow with poor retention. Flavor has fruity esters which overpower the grain flavor. Medium-low hop bitterness. A little sweetness on the end. Mouthfeel is light with avg carbonation. Overall, this lager has too many esters and is a little too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JerseyBrew (75) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Not a bad drinking beer. It is just to bad they are calling this a lager. The only lager characteristic about this beer is it's clarity. Which, btw, is a big improvement for a carton beer. All you get tasting this beer if fruity esters that cover the entire mouth and don't go away after a few sips. Not bad if this was an English ale but they are calling it a lager. Fail ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with aromas of honey and sweet citrus. Crisp taste, medium bodied. Lemon zest, honey, wheat flavors. A nice summer lager.

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