Boat Beer | Carton Brewing Company

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Boat BeerBoat Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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

Added by Citadel82 on 10-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,262
Reviews:
172
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
250
For Trade:
13
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

what a great beer this is, neat to see it on tap out here in colorado. nothing quite like it i reckon, hazy straw colored to yellow, creamy looking, with a tall white head and plenty of haze to it. an aroma of juicy hops, really pungent and heavy on the dry hop it seems. sort of a northwestern grapefruit complexion to it, but really clean and bright, not so oily and heavy. the flavor is the same, really hop driven but something a little different there, juicy is accurate, but its not just fruity, its also herbal and super fresh, i wonder which varietals are in here. bitterness is rather low, and there is an appreciable european component here, maybe the malts are some sort of euro pale type, it has a little more character than a flavorless session ipa type usually does on that front. the yeast too is a litte doughy but light, and makes for a much more complete and flavorful experience than i am used to in session beer, even the good ones. i love how alive it feels with the bubbles and the lighter but still creamy body, this is the kind of beer you want to start and end every day with, i would crush so much of this if these cans came out this way...

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Pacific Standard, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is somewhat hazy light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of grapefruit in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and hints of pine resin. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the pine resin flavors are much stronger. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is extremely flavorful for such a light-bodied beer. If you like lots of hop flavors, it could be sessionable given the low alcohol content.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy lemonade color; the modest head leaves a few spots behind

Smell: Fkoral, lemony and resinous

Taste: A hint of biscuity malt and then the lemony hops arrive; the middle is resinous and slightly piney and the finish was dry, with a hint of lemon on the tongue

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice session IPA; very refreshing

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy light yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light hints of grainy malts underneath strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops and some lighter aromas of pine/resin and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are some light notes of grainy malts that are quickly overtaken by strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit hops. Then there are some lighter notes of herbal and pine/resin hops. Light amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a slight hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall the flavors and smells of this beer intensify as it warms up, there is a really pleasant hop profile to this beer that I find really enjoyable. This one is quite easy to drink and I will be gladly having it again the next time I come across it.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
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