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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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568 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 72
Gots: 54 | FT: 6
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

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

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-28-2014 14:03:07 | More by Shandycan
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2014 12:57:21 | More by tectactoe
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2Xmd

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2014 20:32:08 | More by 2Xmd
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ScottJWing

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-26-2014 15:47:47 | More by ScottJWing
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Dogleg

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-26-2014 15:18:49 | More by Dogleg
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liverust

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-25-2014 23:21:16 | More by liverust
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Bobbo330

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2014 18:19:01 | More by Bobbo330
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daryk77

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

Loved this beer, super easy to drink with a ton of flavor but balanced! I will be all over this one again.

08-25-2014 17:46:35 | More by daryk77
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2014 23:39:45 | More by RKing44
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Filabee

Michigan

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-24-2014 21:57:55 | More by Filabee
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2014 17:05:55 | More by Dhamma73
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tikk

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-24-2014 04:38:38 | More by tikk
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Cath

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-23-2014 22:59:26 | More by Cath
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lateralundertow

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-23-2014 21:51:17 | More by lateralundertow
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-23-2014 20:06:08 | More by rjp217
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ryan_celia

Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

08-23-2014 12:08:35 | More by ryan_celia
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MrDave

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

08-22-2014 16:26:55 | More by MrDave
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-22-2014 02:57:09 | More by Soto
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-21-2014 13:21:20 | More by SkiBum22
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-21-2014 02:59:52 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Hazy cloudy orange in color with a slight transparency, leaves about a two finger head at the top that goes away rather quickly and just leaves a ring around the top that turns into a nice lacing around the glass.

S: Hints of grapefruit and lemon zest, some small notes of honey as well, the pine and resin come through as well.

T: Almost exactly like the nose lots of citrus and grapefruit up front, nice hop kick in the beginning, a slight spice as well, and a sweet backbone.

M: Moderate amount of carbonation, slick, medium bodied.

O: Overall this is a great brew from Carton, this is a local brewery for me and proud that it comes from NJ, very well balanced beer and enjoyed it thoroughly. Great Flavors.

08-20-2014 16:39:20 | More by thedoubler55
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

08-20-2014 14:18:34 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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Ale_Dog

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Appearance: very light yellow. Lightest APA I've seen
Smell: pleasant citrusy hops
Taste:,this is an amazing APA. I usually like a good malt base to balance out a strong hop flavor. In this case there less malt but the hops aren't over the top so they shine through in a perfect citrusy flavor.
Overall: this beer is total genius. Light, but hoppy, but not overpowering. Extremely refreshing and would pair well with a ton of foods. Fantastic anytime, but especially in the warm weather.

08-20-2014 01:24:04 | More by Ale_Dog
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dasenebler

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

8.19.14
Carton BOAT Session Ale
16oz can, no date

Pours a hazy yellow with a greenish tinge. No head to speak of really. Spotty lacing. (2.5)

Aroma is hoppy and lemony, with a slight “dank” note. Possibly Amarillo? American hops all the way. Nice. (4)

First impression is of huge bitterness stuff for a 4.2% ABV brew. Earthy hop notes contrast the strong grapefruit note. Tastes like straight pilsner malt, maybe some wheat. Very dry. Could use more body. Finish is bitter and a touch grainy. (3, 3)

Aroma was great, but in the end, the beer drinks a bit unbalanced with the heavy bitterness and lack of malt backbone, though I don’t dislike it. A very firm session ale. (3.25)

08-19-2014 22:30:39 | More by dasenebler
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tsp247

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2014 22:11:28 | More by tsp247
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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.