Better NJ Session IPA - Boat VS. (DDH)Babbysitter

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by DEdesings57, Sep 14, 2018.

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Better NJ Session IPA - Boat vs Babysitter

  1. Boat

    20 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Babysitter

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Devotee (445) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Wanted to make this just for fun, but I did find that both of these beers are 4.2% ABV and have both been "Double Dry Hopped". Furthermore they also do share similar hops in common.

    Im sure there is plenty of room for debate on what DDH means, but for now I just wanted to put these two similar NJ brews head to head.

    Let the battle begin!
     
  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (829) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Never heard of Babysitter who brews it?
     
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  3. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (638) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Kane Ripple on a write in vote.
     
  4. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Magnify.
     
  5. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (73) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Haven't had Babysitter, so can't vote.
     
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  6. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Wasn't there a Sneakbox vs. Low Vis vs. Boat poll a while back?
     
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  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,645) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I too have not had Babysitter so I will need to abstain as well.

    I do enjoy drinking Boat beer!

    Cheers to Carton!
     
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  8. OGShotzy

    OGShotzy Disciple (356) Oct 5, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I haven’t had babysitter but IMO:

    1. Sneakbox
    2. Boat
    3. Low Visibility
     
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  9. pinyin

    pinyin Disciple (357) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    Magnify's version of Boat was actually called The Friend Zone. Had both side by side and Boat was much better.
     
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  10. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (40) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    I wasn’t all that impressed with Friend Zone. Babysitter was good although I haven’t had this release. I do enjoy Low Vis more than Boat.
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,645) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Let me apologize upfront for the diversion here: I had my first Kane beer last evening – Blue Hotel IPA. I had it on draft. That beer was quite ugly in appearance (not a big deal in today’s craft beer scene) but that beer had a significant hop burn to it. I only drank half of that pint,

    I hope that my next Kane drinking experience is better.

    Cheers!
     
  12. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (782) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  13. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (87) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    As someone from NJ I feel like this is controversial but I actually don't really like Boat beer (or most of Cartons hoppy beers for that matter). Sneakbox is easily the best sessionable beer from NJ.
     
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  14. Fishingforbeers

    Fishingforbeers Initiate (49) Oct 19, 2016 New Jersey

    I like boat best but next would be sneakbox and throw in cape may always ready also
     
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  15. J5ryall

    J5ryall Initiate (58) Aug 5, 2015 New Jersey

    Seriously GTFO with Magnify. Their beers are fine but don't belong in the conversation with the big boys.

    I prefer boat over sneakbox, but it is very close for me. The reason I like boat is I get less overwhelmed by hops, as opposed to sneak. Boat finishes cleaner. But sneak is amazing flavor for a small beer.

    Though I imagine more people prefer sneakbox because of the style.
     
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  16. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (1,916) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's surprising to hear, as my experience with Kane has been the complete opposite. In fact, they are one of the few breweries that if I see one of their beers on tap I will probably order it without any prior knowledge of the beer. The quality of their beer is usually top notch. Seems like the one you had was an outlier.
     
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  17. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,645) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I sure hope that is the case. I actually had a 4-pack of a Kane beer (IPA) in my hands earlier today. I put it back down and purchased a 4-pack of Carton 077XX instead.

    I will have to give Kane another try someday.

    Cheers!
     
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  18. tynian16

    tynian16 Disciple (331) Oct 23, 2015 New York
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    Kane over Carton all day everyday!

    Definitely give them another shot.
     
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  19. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (1,916) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Assuming you are talking about Kane Head High. Both that and 077xx are excellent. I would probably give the slight edge to Head High but you really can't go wrong with either. That's a win-win situation in my book. Enjoy!
     
  20. beertrip

    beertrip Initiate (57) Feb 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Should've kept both!
     
  21. inkman15

    inkman15 Initiate (152) Oct 28, 2013 New Jersey
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    This shouldn't even be a discussion. Boat and it's not even remotely close.
     
  22. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (276) May 21, 2012 New Jersey

    this topic is laughable no offense OP.
     
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  23. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (40) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Look I love Carton as much as the next person but some of these “it’s not even worth a discussion” posts are a bit over the top. My wife loves Boat (I like it) but really I don’t think it stands out that much over other session beers and like I said earlier I definitely prefer Low Vis, Ripple and Sneak Box to Boat. I know there are others who agree so I do think it’s “worth discussing.” Sorry!
     
  24. jonphisher

    jonphisher Initiate (166) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Boat is Goat. That is not a coincidence.
     
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  25. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (276) May 21, 2012 New Jersey

    They aren't comparable. How many times has DDH Babysitter been canned, twice?

    It's not even a Magnify vs Carton thing.
     
  26. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (40) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Referring to many of the comments as this became more of a Magnify/Carton/Kane discussion and added other session beers to the mix. Plus what if some people liked it more than Boat? Not possible? Just cuz it’s canned only a few times doesn’t mean you can’t compare them. Just my opinion that maybe it would make more sense to just say which you like better instead of saying the OP is out of his mind or to GTFO.
     
  27. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (276) May 21, 2012 New Jersey

    OK. I like Boat better.
     
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