One of the perks of where my job is located is that it’s about 5 minutes away from Cranbury Buy Rite and it’s on my way home. The store gets a great selection of beers, especially ones from Jersey, like Carton.
Style: American Black Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Not much to analyze about APIOGERETLA. Sometimes you just fancy a dank Black American Ale to sip on, so that’s what we made. Multiple hops, multiple malts, and multiple yeasts combined in a way to feed the dank side of our enjoyment. Drink APIOGERETLA because it’s the dankness you want.”
Random: This is listed as a special beer from Carton.
The beer poured with a one finger, tan head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose started with roasted malts and a touch of smoke, but quickly transitioned into dank pine. The taste started with the same roasted malt and smoke. It went into dank pine oil and hops. There was some grass along with a touch of sweetness at the end of the sip to balance it out. There was a warming sensation from the high ABV, but not nearly as much as I would have expected from a 10% ABV beer. The body was on the thicker side with generous carbonation. It had a long, sticky finish from the hops. A pounder can of this was $4, which came to $.25 per ounce. This beer was outstanding and one of the best black IPAs that I’ve ever had. It was perfectly balanced, had lots of flavor and despite the high ABV, wasn’t overly aggressive.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0