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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

462 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 53
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  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 

Described by the brewer as more of an American Pale Ale. It's not an India Pale Ale.

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

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -75.4%

08-24-2012 03:43:38 | More by mikerems
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Raziel313

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

05-08-2014 00:22:15 | More by Raziel313
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ErinnA

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

12-07-2013 21:17:45 | More by ErinnA
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david18

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

12-29-2013 16:11:55 | More by david18
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very hazy and bright golden banana yellow color with a half finger white head that immediately settles into a thin ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.  Looks more like a Berliner than a pale ale and the lack of retention/lacing hurts the appearance.

Subtle floral hop aroma with faint zesty spice and a pale malt backbone. A touch or citrus along with grass and pine needle followed by biscuit, bread and some light fruit.  

Medium body wih tight carbonation and a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish.  Bitter and spicy with grassy hops and pine needle along with pepper and corianders.  This is countered by a pale malt backbone with hints of bread yeast, biscuit and light fruit.  Kind of tame and flavors seem a bit off to me.  Feels more like a Belgian golden/pale ale with zesty spice and bland hop character.  A lot of people who's palates I trust really like this beer so I'd like to give it another try at some point but my first impression isn't a very good one.  

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 03:04:49 | More by corby112
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.99/5  rDev -26.5%
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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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-30-2013 20:24:24 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-08-2012 23:14:46 | More by pknyc
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New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.3%

09-13-2013 01:49:06 | More by michaelfcasey
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

07-09-2014 01:43:56 | More by mikemck1981
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-07-2014 07:36:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

08-05-2013 21:52:56 | More by Jmac91
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.