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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-02-2013 23:47:26 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Pacific Standard, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is somewhat hazy light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of grapefruit in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and hints of pine resin. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the pine resin flavors are much stronger. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is extremely flavorful for such a light-bodied beer. If you like lots of hop flavors, it could be sessionable given the low alcohol content.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2012 01:13:11 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy lemonade color; the modest head leaves a few spots behind

Smell: Fkoral, lemony and resinous

Taste: A hint of biscuity malt and then the lemony hops arrive; the middle is resinous and slightly piney and the finish was dry, with a hint of lemon on the tongue

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice session IPA; very refreshing

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 17:16:10 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-01-2014 21:21:14 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2013 17:26:50 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-11-2014 23:34:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-11-2014 23:04:31 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-26-2013 03:40:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-07-2014 01:31:24 | More by largadeer
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Carton

Hazy golden-yellow pour with a small bubbly head that fizzled down to a ringlet, leaving a few specks of lacing on the glass. Pretty surprising blast of hops in the nose, citrusy, piney, crisp. For a 4.2% brew, this really had a lot of flavor, and the hop profile almost pushed it into IPA territory IMO. Citrus pith, lemon and orange, pine needles, floral notes, crisp bitterness that didn't turn foul in the aftertaste. Body was light-medium, mouthfeel was snappy and dry, carbonation was moderate. Simple and flavorful. I could see this being an everyday beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 11:39:48 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2014 10:51:14 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/21/12 notes. Was very happy to see that my favorite bar back home in NJ, The Mad Hatter in Sea Bright, had this on tap. I've only had 077XX from Carton and liked it a lot, so happy to try more of their beers.

a - Pours a hazy golden color with one finger of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, grapefruits, pine hops, and fruity malts. Loads of citrus hops, very nice nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, lemon, grapefurits, pein hops, fruit malts, light floral hops. Taste has some light bitterness. Nose is a little hoppier but the taste is really nice too.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Has a smooth body and some light bitterness.

o - Overall my second beer from Carton and another winner. A very hoppy, but easy to drink APA bordering IPA, and lots of nice citrus hops and orange. While I think I prefer 077XX to this, this might be a little easier to have a few of, and I look forward to having it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 17:13:22 | More by mdfb79
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-07-2013 20:37:40 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-08-2013 13:24:54 | More by mendvicdog
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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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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack at Collier's in Cape May. The 16oz can poured pale with a slight haze and a short white head, it looks like witbier without the yeast mixed in. The aroma is spicy with big juicy hops The body is dry with a biting cracked pepper finish—so very drinkable and satisfying to a hop head. There are mild floral and fruit notes that slip into citrus rind. Overall, a great session beer, but be ready for dry hoppy goodness on par with an extra bitter saison.

Serving type: can

06-19-2014 02:23:39 | More by tempest
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at Whole Foods in Yonkers NY

Pours heavily clouded dull and yellow straw in color. Delicate off white head, leaves nice looking high, delicate scattered fields of lacing.

Fruity nose, with melon, grapefruit and some honey.

Brightly fruity and flavorful ale, more grapefruit, nice tropical fruit characteristics.

First brew I've tried from Carton and I'm impressed. Hope to see cans available in my area.

Serving type: growler

05-06-2014 23:37:53 | More by Billolick
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-22-2014 02:26:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2013 12:28:27 | More by InspectorBob
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2014 05:59:29 | More by orangesol
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy light yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light hints of grainy malts underneath strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops and some lighter aromas of pine/resin and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are some light notes of grainy malts that are quickly overtaken by strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit hops. Then there are some lighter notes of herbal and pine/resin hops. Light amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a slight hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall the flavors and smells of this beer intensify as it warms up, there is a really pleasant hop profile to this beer that I find really enjoyable. This one is quite easy to drink and I will be gladly having it again the next time I come across it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 22:02:31 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 15:09:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-08-2013 00:45:53 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-24-2013 14:29:54 | More by BARFLYB
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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.