Boat Beer | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
1,252 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYLRXRjCq2c

Added by Citadel82 on 10-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,252
Reviews:
166
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
247
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,252 |  Reviews: 166
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

Photo of llerrafnad
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

THIS, THIS IS THE BEST SESSION ALE I HAVE EVER HAD

Piney, Juicy, everything you need a beer to be for a drinking session.

Best to have at a BBQ or on a beach where you want a pack of flavor and not to knock you out.

Worth buying in large quantities.

Cheers!

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

A: Lemon chiffon body, pith white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Peachy-apricot. Light tones of mint. White fleshed fruit. A tad spicy, lemongrass.

M: Smooth. Crisp. Light.

T: Lemon peel, grapefruit juice. Tangerine sweetness moderated with some grassy hops. Woodsy tartness. Too Light a feel for an APA, but dank citrus hops have an awesome 'mossy' flavor. Green, fresh and crisp. Everything works well together here.

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

Photo of woemad
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can ninja’d to my mailbox by SammyJaxxx. According to the stamp on the bottom, this was canned on March 24, 2016.

Poured into an Iron Goat pint glass, this was a hazy, “lemonaid-y”, straw-like gold color, with a bone-white head that was creamy looking and pockmarked by bubbles on the surface.

Lightly floral and lemony citrus hop aroma, along with some grassy notes.

Light in the flavor department, but not to an unpleasant degree. It’s not something that seems “vacant” the way a lot of summer blond ales do. At 35 IBUs, there’s considerable hop flavor packed into something that has the same percentage of alcohol as a Bud Lite. What keeps me from scoring higher is that there’s also a sharp, astringent thing happening just after the tastebuds get their first bit of flavor and kind of dominates to the fadeout that if at a slightly higher level would be downright unpleasant. The malts contribute a modest backbone, not much else. Lightly dry at the swallow.

Light bodied, with a watery and slightly prickly mouthfeel.

If not for the sharp, astringent thing that sort of takes over, I’d really dig this as a warm weather beer. Certainly it’s a stepping stone away from bland blonde ales toward an ISA, a style I happen to dig in the right context. Maybe it’s an aberration, and I will try it again if able, but as this particular example stands, 16oz will be enough.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Boat Beer from Carton Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,252 ratings.
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