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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 98
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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Along with New Glarus spotted cow, a go-to for a sessionable beer. Definite bonus for the pounder cans.

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Doesn't smell like much, doesn't taste like much. I guess it's okay if you want something sort of watery on a hot day, but there's much more flavorful beers to be had in the "session beer" arena.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Tongorad for this much looked forward to brew. Poured into shaker pint glass (Bale Breaker branded, if you're curious). Poured a cloudy yellow color with about 1.3 inch of white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The olfactory aspect was highlighted by a bright, lemony hop scent, with a nice grassy malt backbone. Pretty similar story on the tongue, a big blast of hops, lots of citrus, some nicely counter-balancing malts, all tied together with a nicely dry finish.

The body was just a bit on the light side of medium, which would be a good thing for an all-day drinker of a beer. Drinkability was excellent, the beer was gone far too quickly, leaving me wanting more. Overall, a very fine beer. A must try, and one worthy of repeated drinks.

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.