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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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818 Ratings
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 107
Gots: 118 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: Citadel82 on 10-24-2011

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

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Wayne17
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raffy313
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guityler83
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright white and pillowy foam with long lasting retention. Golden yellow color with mild haze. No alcohol legs, just a clean spider web lacing when swirled. The appearance reminds me of a Kolsch.

S: Moderate mango, papya and grapefruit hop aroma. Light toasty and cracker like malt aroma. Pine and musty dank hops that make it very appealing overall.

T: A firm moderate bitterness hits the back of the throat with grapefruit and citrus fruit. The middle comes through with a moderate munich (bready, grainy) character along with pine hop flavor. The finish has a nice malty finish along with more balanced mango hop flavor. The balance is on the hops, but the overall impression is the beer is very well balanced.

M: Carbonation is on the medium-high side and the body is moderate. Clean finish with a slight grainy character that leaves you with a rough sensation on the tongue.

O: Great beer. The balance between the malt and hop character was spot on for my preference, the use of Munich made it interesting and the firm bitterness is something I don’t usually find in the session-IPA category.

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwc215
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Shannon Rose, Woodbridge, NJ:

Pours hazed lemondrop yellow with a creamy white head. Lacing sticks.

The aroma is of robust citrus - grapefruit, orange, tangerine.

The taste is hop-forward - citric, but a firm pale malt backbone balances it. Finishes with a refreshing citric dryness.

It is creamy smooth. It has a fuller body for a lower abv beer.

A well-hopped citric delight!

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkSansone
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Packs a ton of flavor for a low ABV beer. A really nice surprise. I really enjoyed it.

Photo of KMitch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders All Day used to be my "session" beer, but Boat kills it in every way imaginable. It has the crisp bite of All Day, but while AD kind of falls off after the initial flavor- Boat finishes so clean, you'll swear you're drinking a much higher ABV brew. Simply outstanding offering from Carton.

Photo of Sycodrummer
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, served chilled in a pint.

The color is a cloudy golden with thin white head with fine bead and ringlets of lace stick.The smell is great with lots of floral hop aromas with mild citrus zest and slight tropical fruit in the nose. The feel is decent with tangy semi-dry and pretty bitter texture with low sweetness and semi-dry finish with moderately high carbonation and moderately bitter finish.

The taste iis tangy with lemony hop element and subtle acicidty in the taste with mild citrus golden grapefruit-like punch with somewhat herbal hop quality and grassy aspect with a light astringency level and dry finish. Overall this is better than most beers of this style but I would not want to drink more than 1 in a sitting a bit too assertive bitterness wise for the abv -pushed to the extreme in a way I am not fond of especially.

Photo of AirBob
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dank hops with a balance of citrus and bitter pine. Piney and grassy nose. Huge flavor. Thinness and ABV are welcome here. Great flavor at drinkable level.

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got six beers to review from this brewery. This one is the first. Here goes:

A: Pale, hazy, gold color. Can't really see through the beer owing to the haze - it's a rather murky brew. However, the beer pours a great head that leaves a lot of lacing. Overall, pretty good.

S: Rather good. Very floral and herby - almost like a bouquet of flowers. Also contains a lots of tropical flavors such as grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Overall a very good brew smell-wise.

T: Follows the nose, which is a good thing. Hardly any malt. Taste is comprised of flowers, herbal spice, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. Overall, quite good.

F: Actually not very light-bodied despite the low alcohol level. Nice and full-bodied.

O: Very good beer. This one's a keep. Bought a four-pack at the brewery after tasting it.

Photo of bell316
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sandalwood
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler - pours cloudy pale golden yellow with a foamy white head. The odor is strong, IPA, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, pineapple, passion fruit, floral, grassy, bread like. The taste mild, bread like, herbal, grapefruit, passion fruit, honey, light bitterness throughout.

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dymmig89
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jefftennis
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbfurr3
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.