Carton is very well-known in this area for putting out superb beers. They make one of my favorite session beers, Boat. The beer store by my job gets a lot of Carton beers, so I picked this up there.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Like the tension and relief of a day spent flitting between laying on sand under the beating sun and bobbing on the ocean’s cool surf, summer session drinking needs leisurely contrast. With Beach we find that midpoint where Kolsch yeasts fruity character matches its lean dryness and where an amber’s roundness gets pulled taught by cracker notes. The hops’ fruity aromatics flow, and the bitterness ebbs, with a swash of orange zest to be clean and lean, bitter and bright. Drink Beach and be chill.”
Random: “Steal This Beer” is a weekly podcast that features Augie Carton. I highly recommend it.
The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated almost instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was mildly hazy and lemon yellow in color. There was a generous amount of carbonation visible. The nose had significant amounts of orange zest and malt. The taste had some bitterness with grass, but is quickly followed up with orange zest. It was incredibly crisp. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with orange zest. A pounder can of this was $3.12, which came to $.20 per ounce. As usual, Carton put out a great session beer that I would have again. This would be great for barbecues.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0