Another Carton beer! I really love their stuff, so let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “99 Additions is our tribute to Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head. Fundamental to what Carton does is timing hop-additions to push aspects of the hop’s potential, like herbs in cooking- an approach introduced to us by the “salting method” of the various Dogfish Head Minute beers. With 99 Additions we apply our style and technique to Sam’s method. We took an all-barley mash boiled for 99 minutes, with hop additions each minute throughout totaling 9.9kg. The resulting wort is then finished off with 9.9kg of hops added in the cool pool. After amassing 99 barrels of beer in our fermenters, our hop-rocket delivered the final addition of a 99kg dry hop; 33kg of T90 pellets, 33kg of whole-cone and 33kg of lupulin powder. Drink 99 Additions cause a double ain’t one.”
Random: One of the best beer podcast episodes I listened to was “Steal This Beer” and it featured Sam.
This beer poured with a finger and a half of tan head. It took awhile to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. It was mostly clear. The nose was pretty dank. There was a lot of pine along with grapefruit pith. The taste was much of the same. I picked up a lot of pine and pine cleaner and then it quickly went into grapefruit and some booze. The body was thick and chewy with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with pine. I enjoyed this beer a lot and thought it was a great homage to Dogfish Head.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0