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:
1,258
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
250
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tedho21
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joe1510
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz Can

A big, huge thanks to my man, Sammyjaxxxx! Cheers, dude! Boat Beer is another one of those fruit juice looking IPAs from the northeast. It's a cery pale orange, bordering on golden. Looks a lot like pineapple juice, actually. The foam is perfectly white and ultra creamy as it reaches a finger in height on the pour. It shows good staying power as the cap sticks around from first sip to last and leaves behind sheet lacing after each drink.

The nose is big and bold in the hop department. It's pretty complex as well. Pithy grapefruit starts it off along with grapefruit and orange peel. The middle is vaguely tropical in a way that I can't pick out any of the actual tropical fruit involved. The backend is pine driven and slightly herbal. Bready malts round this guy out.

The pine and hoppy herbal qualities take the lead in the flavor profile. Those two kick it off while the middle leans more toward grapefruit pith and citrus. As the citrus pushes through the pine begins to join again. That herbal bitterness takes over on the swallow. The bready malts are rich and fit well with the comlex hop profile.

The body weighs in at moderate with a surprisingly plush mouthfeel when taking the low abv into consideration. The carbonatios is active and keeps the beer moving at a good clip, but it never reaches that overly aggressive place. A firm bitterness hits with each drink and the finish dries up fairly quickly. Saying this beer is highly drinkable simply isn't saying enough.

This is my first hoppy beer from Carton and I'm a fan. It packs a big punch in a small package. It's got a fun, complex hop profile and a good bitterness on the swallow. It's plush and easy to put away. This beer is certainly appropriately named. Thanks again, Sammyjaxxxx,! Good choice!

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

Photo of JLK7299
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elnunesio
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rich_K
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTDay
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDEFINIS
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

This is a slightly above average session IPA, nothing special. I think the high ratings are due to the fact that for a low abv beer, it packs a nice little hop punch. Unfortunately, I think the hops just aren't that pleasing. They're a bit astringent and linger poorly on the palette. I pick up the grapefruit, but then just a sharp bitter taste that doesn't work for me. Otherwise it drinks pretty easy. Glad I tried it but will not seek out.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1levelabove247
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OleDixie
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moestavern
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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