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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 78
Gots: 62 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2014
Photo of HopBomb515
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

A - Bright pale straw yellow in color, fluffy thick perfectly white head, not quite clear with slight cloudiness, and tons of active carbonation. Head doesn't stick around long and the color is lighter than I'd expect.

S - Grapefruit up front in a big wave, sweeter fruity notes, grass, resinous pine notes and in the back I pick up a banana like note. Overall, big bright hop character.

T - Big grapefruit notes overpower all at first but give way to some melon, unripe stone fruit, wet grass, and resinous pine notes as the session brew evolves. Very hop forward, the malts support giving this one a very crisp refreshing edge. This has depth, something lacking in all other session brews I've tried.

M - So crisp and refreshing. Light mouthfeel that makes it very drinkable and a nice sharp active carbonation that adds to the refreshing feel of this beer. Somewhat dry finish keeps bringing you back for more

O - I love this beer. This is a summer go to for me. The malt bill, mouthfeel and bright hop character come together perfectly to create an amazing session brew, well done!

HopBomb515, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

zero_signal, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

TPSReport, May 08, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Raziel313, May 08, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%

Appearance: super light yellow to pale straw color. a finger or less of a bubbly head that fades quickly to nothing. slightly hazy but mostly clear.

Smell: slight citrusy hop aroma. crystal to pils malt base and a distinct mineral content.

Taste: opens with a malty base mix of slight pils and light munich. slight hop taste of citrus to grapefruit. a slight grassiness and some kolsch mineral content

Mouthfeel: Light but some bitter and lingering character

Overall: a very tasty and drinkable beer. pushed the boundaries of a pale ale just a little bit and in a good way. some grassiness which i often find to be bad works for this beer.

SportsandJorts, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Rootz, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 07, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

Billolick, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

outoffocus, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ONovoMexicano, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

TheSevenDuffs, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

-NESTO-, May 02, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

32 oz growler poured into a pub style pint glass.

Hazy yellow-straw with 1 finger of loose, white head that dissipates quickly. Lightly carbonated.

Papaya, mango, tangerine, peach, passion fruit, and candy sugar. Highly aromatic!

Sugar coated papaya, peach, grapefruit juice, and mango. Lighter notes of tangerine pith and passion fruit. Some dank greenery and notes of onion. Slightly bready backbone with sprinkles of candy sugar.

Light bodied, crisp, smooth, moderately bitter, and refreshing.

As far as session IPAs go, this is tip-tops! On par with Stone Go To. I was sad when it was gone.

justintcoons, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

baybum, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Shnanign, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

77apm, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

extra, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

wonothesane42, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

victory4me, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of ItsMe
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%

Poured half the tall boy in a nonic pint and drank the other half from the can... Before cracking this open I had been drinking a couple of Mo's and was thinking this session ale wouldn't stand up.... Oh my Buddha was I wrong. This is the most flavorful and aromatic table brew I've ever had. I'm so taken back by how flavorful this is I can't write a proper review. Sorry Founders All Day...your spot in my fridge is reserved for this jersey girl.

ItsMe, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Nayr, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

campfirebrew, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

civicm87, Apr 22, 2014
Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.