Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 100
Gots: 104 | 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:
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)
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Nice session APA. Not bursting with nose or taste, but you can only expect so much from this style. Very drinkable, good carbonation, refreshing.

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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a Cantillon wine glass. Just cuz.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Medium white head that settles to a thin collar and lots of surface wisps.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Grassy hops. Almost no malt at all. Just a bit of cracker.

Taste - Lots of orange and grassy hops. Cracker malt. Even a little toasty. Aggressively bitter in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Very light. I could, and will, put this away quickly. Well carbonated.

Overall - Nice session. I'm not a boat person, but I could drink a few of these on dry land too.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz growler poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy looking pale yellow color with less than a finger of a white head that dissipated to a thin ring. Body is lightly hazy, but mostly clear.

Smell: Grapefruit, citrus, peach, clean malt, pine and a hint of honey.

Taste: Medium strong bitterness, grapefruit, light tropical notes and a very slight malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with medium carbonation. Finishes dry with a long lingering bitterness.

Overall: Pretty good stuff. Kind of straddles the line between a pale ale and session IPA, so if that sounds like you're thing, then you should check this one out.

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.