Friday, April 28, 2017

Carton Boat Session Ale

Carton Brewing Boat Session Ale. 4.2% ABV. 35 IBU. Proudly brewed and canned by us, in our town, Carton Brewing Company, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Highly hazed, utterly clouded, pale orange, with a powerful ivory head, leaving lace.

In the nose: bright, warm, citrusy, beautiful. Lemon, orange, passionfruit, grapefruit, mango & more. Low bitterness, high hops.

In the mouth: More bright, more beauty, and plenty of bitter. Big citrus. Smooth and easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel, lightish bodied. Mmm, yum.

From the website (and the label): "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."

"pine and moss notes"? Moss? That's a first for me.

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