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Boat Beer - Carton Brewing Company

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858 Ratings
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 115
Gots: 123 | FT: 13
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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!

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

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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.

Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.