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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

336 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%


Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Boat Beer is designed to be complex enough to merit drinking a few without being crippled by alcohol. Kolsch yeast and German malts are combined to be crisp and refreshing, while a generous amount of American hops have been added to keep it remarkable. Expect it to dance out of the glass with a whack of grapefruit and open into a crisp, stony tangle of white and yellow fruit with pine and moss notes. An IPA for everyday drinking, drink boat beer when you are thirsty from softball, fishing, or explaining why your team is best.
Session Ale
ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 35 | SRM: 3.5

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYLRXRjCq2c 

(Beer added by: Citadel82 on 10-24-2011)
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Reviews by Overlord:
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Overlord

California

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a kolsch! Wow, blurs the line between this style and an IPA.

Pours a light golden yellow with maybe a very faint deeper hue.

Smells like fresh cut grass, lemon rind (??), grapefruit, and a pleasing almost mineral zest. Smell is really, really nice with fresh crisp grapefruit just overflowing one's nostrils.

Taste is really quite nice. Fresh and appealing grapefruit that leans more towards the bitter rind side, more of that zesty lemon/mineral zest/bite, maybe a dash of kind of malt grain-i-ness that's kind of malt liquorish in character ... it's a well put together beer.

Mouthfeel is lively and well carbonated.

**thanks Joe!

Serving type: growler

12-28-2011 19:38:08 | More by Overlord
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-17-2014 14:22:58 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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BltByKrmn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-16-2014 15:31:46 | More by BltByKrmn
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 16:12:39 | More by Kevin_Young
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 10:42:42 | More by mbeerdino21
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-13-2014 16:36:43 | More by Jas45678
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Jdotswizz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-13-2014 14:39:24 | More by Jdotswizz
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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-13-2014 02:29:53 | More by Crookdrain
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tnewmark

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2014 21:47:49 | More by tnewmark
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plaid75

New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured an almost neon pale straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean grapefruit and grainy pale malt.

The taste consisted of a sharp grapefruit hop, with a bitter rindiness at the finish. Clean, grainy pils (seemingly) malt thinned out the hops slightly. Full lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty, über hoppy session IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 21:36:36 | More by plaid75
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From Notes:
Served on-tap at House of 1000 Beers

A - Cloudy yellow with one finger of white fizzy head, thing lacing
S - Fresh cut grass, lemon candy, light bread malt
T - A little light peppery spice, crisp grass pine and lemon zest flavor, crackery malt makes the base and pulls it all together.
M - Clean, crisp, light and fresh.
O - Excellent session ale, I was so stoked when I seen this was on the board at Ho1kB. Legit stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 12:46:14 | More by Omnium
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-10-2014 12:00:51 | More by Seabass1964
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.99/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Boat. Simple as it gets. Let's give it a whirl. Popping the tall boy, I get a grapefruit hop waft, almost West Coast-like. But wait this is East coast. Pours to a bright slightly cloudy yellow with a bright white head. On the taste this brew has a good semi bitter hoppiness right off the bat. Very similar in taste to an ESB. Taste continues with a balanced middle then a semi bitter aftertaste. Not a bad brew. Simple as the name states, potentially a session brew as well as it packs good flavor for a 4.2% AC. For what it is it is decent and not at all offensive.

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 01:07:07 | More by mooseisloose
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-09-2014 02:44:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-08-2014 22:44:53 | More by rodlavers
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-08-2014 21:39:32 | More by Drew88
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-07-2014 17:08:29 | More by mani
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Fezzik1970

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-04-2014 20:00:30 | More by seanchai
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pounder can into a snifter. Thanks Steve for sharing this. It appears a pale hazed golden yellow color with a firm white cap.

The aroma is quite bold and hoppy: herbaceous with dank and grassy notes before getting fruity and pithy. Lots of hoppiness with a bit of wheat.

The tastr is bitter and mutually grassy and pithy. Some herbs and a very minor wheat-like grain touch to break things up and provide contrast.

This is a very light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. At times it feels a little watery but its to be expected I suppose. Overall easy drinking and something I could effortlessly put down as it gets warmer out.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 15:06:02 | More by stakem
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thedirtystayout

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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New Jersey

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