1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Boat BeerBoat Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

730 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 730
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 92
Gots: 87 | FT: 8
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:
Described by the brewer as more of an American Pale Ale. It's not an India Pale Ale.

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


(Beer added by: Citadel82 on 10-24-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 730 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Immortale25
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a very hazy light golden color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Very bright citrus aroma springs from the glass with some resinous pine notes.

T- Fruity and moderately bitter at first but halfway through it washes away to the weak finish I'm accustomed to with session IPAs. Still, it's quite tasty and of course very drinkable. Light notes of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon and the bitterness does end up lingering for a bit after multiple sips are taken.

M- Crisp and very refreshing with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Though it has me wanting more overall flavor just like with other session IPAs, this one certainly beats out most of the others I've had. If I lived in NJ, I would happily buy this for any outdoor activity.

Immortale25, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Kanger
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Kanger, Yesterday at 07:26 PM
Photo of Wjawde
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Wjawde, Yesterday at 06:54 PM
Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Marco_Gtz, Thursday at 11:56 PM
Photo of Devman171
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Devman171, Thursday at 08:57 PM
Photo of clay23
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

clay23, Thursday at 11:02 AM
Photo of Robbie_Fish
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Robbie_Fish, Thursday at 03:44 AM
Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

whatname, Monday at 12:35 PM
Photo of MightyMickleton
5/5  rDev +22.5%

MightyMickleton, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Viperman1316
4.04/5  rDev -1%

Viperman1316, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mportnoy, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of johnjohnbeer
4/5  rDev -2%

johnjohnbeer, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev -2%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

blue-dream, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mikecap, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Sarge3130, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Cmmunyan
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Cmmunyan, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Ihadbeer
4/5  rDev -2%

Ihadbeer, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of philerman
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Along with New Glarus spotted cow, a go-to for a sessionable beer. Definite bonus for the pounder cans.

philerman, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Doesn't smell like much, doesn't taste like much. I guess it's okay if you want something sort of watery on a hot day, but there's much more flavorful beers to be had in the "session beer" arena.

kscaldef, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Evango
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Evango, Nov 08, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.