Carton HopPun

Posted: April 29, 2015 in American Pale Ale, Carton Brewing Company, Reviews

This was the last beer that I had at Isaac Newton’s. It’s been a little over two months since I’ve tried one of their beers. I haven’t heard all that much about this once, but I do love Mosaic hops, so I had high hopes for it.

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ABV: 5.3%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to beeradvocate.com, “You can play boundary-pushing flavor games all you like but you should never turn your back on fundamentals. HopPun is born of playing with the most straightforward of beers – the hoppy American pale. We push around experimental hops 06300 and HBC342 with Super Galena and Mosaic, soften the edges with a traditional pale malt bill and then tie it all together with the fruity esters of British yeast. Look for the tutti-frutti/berry side of modern hop aromatics in a pleasant drinking straightforward Pale. Drink HopPun and keep the chops sharp.”

Random: Getting up before the sun comes up is still not something that I enjoy.

This beer poured with a thick, one finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left lots of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had light grass, some citrus and then fruitiness. The taste had light citrus, specifically grapefruit and citrus rind. It had a touch of sweetness as well and some berry notes. It was really, really dry. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a long, dry finish with citrus and berries. As usual, Carton puts out another great beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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