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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 72
Gots: 53 | 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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12-15-2013 22:27:21 | More by Mweiss199
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%

16oz. can courtesy of Ineedabeerhere (thanks Joe!). Served in my Harpoon IPA glass. Pours a translucent straw gold with a loose, half-inch bright white head that dissipates into a soapy froth. Tropical fruits and grapefruit notes are evident off the pop. Once in the glass, there's a hint of pine, followed by a slight yeast presence and some cereal grains; however, the fruit character drops off a bit. Taste is not as bright as the nose - citrus, noble hops and light, toasted malts, with some residual bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light with a lively, almost prickly carbonation and mild acidity. Overall, a great session APA, although I have to say that I enjoyed this on draft a little bit more.

12-14-2013 00:03:02 | More by Jwale73
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-12-2013 13:44:50 | More by BColton1
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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New York

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy straw yellow with a slightly orange tint. Off white head quickly fades out to a thin collar. Scent of pine, grapefruit and tropical fruit.

First impression is that themuthfeel is a bit fizzy approaching seltzer. Taste begins with a bready sweetness and turns bitter with a nice floral and citrus flavor. Finishes with a bitter hop bite. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Good for a hot summer day and enjoying a few. I like the move by some breweries to offer lower alcohol beers that are full on flavor, but they can be difficult to make with less to hide behind.

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New Jersey

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2%

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Virginia

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Texas

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New Jersey

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.