Boat Beer | Carton Brewing Company

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1,258 Ratings
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

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Added by Citadel82 on 10-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,258
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
250
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,258 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of PVMT
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House on 10/20/15. Hazy off-yellow pour leads to a thick white head. Faint pine aroma leads to a similar flavor, bitter with a touch of breadiness. Very crisp and clean.

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Photo of Jho3325
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJTate
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
2.84/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of That_Turtle
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Tight four-finger head slowly dissolved to a glass coating lace. Fruit and pine aroma lead a fruit forward taste followed by a dancing, peppery finish that lingers. That buzzy finish mesmerizes. Man, I love this beer.

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Photo of Sulty
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRad1961
3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mabermud
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Straw colored body with a white puffy head.
Smell: Faded citrusy hops.
Taste: Faded citrusy and piney hops, with a sprinkling of dried grass.
Feel: Light and bubbly in my chomper. Higher level of carbonation.

Overall - Not bad for a SIPA. This is a nice morning beer, or a good summer time beer, mid-day, when it is over 100 degrees outside. Luckily it doesn't get over 100 degrees here...yet.

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Photo of jszilagyi
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draught in a pint glass. The color is a golden straw with a fairly thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing that disappeared quickly. The smell is strongly of grapefruit and hoppy pine. The taste follows the nose: tangy grapefruit, pine, and bitter hops. It is a dank ale. For 4.2 ABV, it has a lot of flavor. It is as easy drinking as they come. Carton has come up with a winning formula: a truly tasty session ale. It drinks like a pale ale but has the complexity and flavor of an IPA.

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Photo of jvodom
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Semi hazy light orange. Head just lacing. Smell of orange, lemon, grapefruit. Taste is heavy lemon and grapefruit. Light body. A bit fizzy. Lighter side if medium feel.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srecko
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagriley
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a can at a bar (can two weeks old). Nice mix of fruit and pine flavors in this beer. Definitely one of the better session ales I've had.

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Photo of Stum-pub
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PGD120
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJQ3
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Hoppy flavorful session ale but can only get it in growlers by me in North NJ unless I make trip to brewery to get a 4 pack of 16 oz cans which is its most useful packaging because of how crushable it is. Amazing hoppy citrusy flavor for only 4.4% ABV! Love Carton Brewery too.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beastcpa
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pops of fresh grapefruit, dank hops, and pinesap. Lots of flavor from the hops and a Nellie toasted malt undertone. This one jeans to the bitter side the more you drink. Still easy going down and refreshing for a hop head.

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Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,258 ratings.
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