DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber sold as Rhinelander Boatswain American IPA, $1.99 at Trader Joeís. Okay, i can respect a beer from Minhas. I took a picture of the bottle with a full glass, and over the past few minutes have been taking in a smell of resiny, almost green hops. Poured a brownish-amber body under a dense white head. Up close, the hop smell lessens, and thereís a bit more malt. Taste is a little better than Iíd expect. A lot of pinprick carbonation helps deliver the hops in the form of pine and a bit grass. Nicely managed hops, and just a little bit more than the squeamish would want to try. A great beer for the price. Considering Iíll reuse the bomber if I can ever get homebrewing again, thatís extra value.
Generalhabit (3) - - MAY 30, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I always hate to say this but it's true. For the price, this is a great beer and it comes in a wine bottle. Buckle up partner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HighlanderOne (1167) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from big bottle that I found hidden in my basement. (Boatswain American IPA ). Probably been sitting around for 2 or 3 years.
Aroma of hops, caramel, malt.
Appearance is cloudy dark Amber, bit of head.
Tasting caramel, pancake, pine resin hops, cream, smoke, banana, spice.
Palate is quite tame for something called IPA.
Overall, a very tasty brew, just lacks the bitterness that an IPA should have. Would work better as a brown ale.
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
$3 bomber at Trader Joeís, but itís called Boatswain American IPA. Again, let me reiterate... $3 bomber of IPA. An at 6.7% itís probably the best thing to happen to the homeless since St. Ides came to market back in the late 80ís. So, with this in mind, this turned out to be unremarkable, though not as bad as St. Ides. They also have a DIPA for the same price, but I knew I was already pushing the boundaries of taste and self loathing by getting this. That said, itís not awful and should I embark on hard times, this will be my sauce (or maybe the DIPA... you need milage for the buck when youíre down on your luck). Itís a lame IPA... thatís the depth of my review
coldbrewky (1650) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This particular beer was provided by Buddy Alex for the dart tourney in which I particularly dominated. I have this fluid to thank. A decent IPA but it does not stand on the shoulders of giants. Thru Boatswain label via trader joeís. Mer. Body was a bit on the watery side.
milewide (1984) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Labeled Boatswain American I.P.A. at Trader Joe"s. Much better than the ratings. Modest aroma, but taste was a fine blend of sweet malt and woodsy hop flavor. 6.7% ABV.
cheap (5123) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
$3 bomber! This stuff so rude it borders on the double imperial old IPA taste. Cloudy iced tea color. Strong, medicinal. Alky begins to stick its ugly head up. Does have some minor cutting co2 in the background. Difficult, semi hard, strenuous, arduous, laborious, tough, onerous, burdensome, demanding, punishing, grueling, and nearly back-breaking, Good deal, thanks trader joe.
jrodooo5 (1422) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decent pour but another horrible offering from minhas! Pours copper w/ an off white head & lacing. The aroma is just a little malty. The taste is very odd & more similar to malt than hop. Fiercely hopped? Really? I donít get any hop flavor & Iím not sure if Iím going to b able to get these 22 ounces down! Ehhhh
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: b. 650 ml
Aroma medium strong, mildly pungent with feel of caramel sugars, touch of citrus.
Top: small, off-white with rings on glass.
Base: hazy, amber
Palate : medium bodied, drinkable. Average, maybe tad lighter than most carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: interesting blend, chose of hops and malts. It created notes of black tea, tad leafy greens with raw end.
halfonit (1303) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clean pour with a thinner head. Aroma doesnít actually smell like hops. Flavor is of stale hop, grass, metallic, farm, and malt. Leaves a stale and unpleasant hop finish. A first and last.
kidobutai (605) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Poured from a bottle. No head but okay lacing, clear and off-yellow. A bit skunky on the nose but not the taste.