maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color (with just a hint of red) and a moderate white head. Not a lot of smell on this canít really speak to it. A little bitter, but not overly hoppy in the taste. And odd beer.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky amber with off-white head. Aromas of white grape juice (?), alcohol, and cooked grain. Taste is sweet, bready, slightly vegetal. This beer is really confused about what it wants to be. Hop presence almost non-existent which is kind of a problem for a DIPA. Not good but I did manage to finish the whole 22 oz.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle as Trader Joeís Boatswain DIPA. Clear pale amber color, medium white head. Aroma of stale straw. Taste is similar.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This stuff was pretty bad. Bought at Trader Joeís for $1.99, labeled Boatswain Double IPA. This smells and tastes nothing like a DIPA. At best, it is a very lackluster amber ale. The price is good, the taste is not. My drain got the second half of a 22oz bottle.
SpringsLicker (3239) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy medium amber with a fleeting white head.
Sweet fruity aroma.
Sweet almost syrupy, some alcohol. The hops are drowned out by the sweet mess going on here.
Trader Joeís "Boatswain Double IPA.
Tejas (910) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
My bottle says Boatswain Double IPA, Twin Screw Steamer. I guess this is an alias of an alias of an alias that is somehow contract brewed by Minhas. Wow, what a horrific tasting beer. I took one sip and thought this is OK then it turned to an awful gross taste. I thought I could fight threw it and finish the bottle b/c Iím cheap like that but after another sip I decided I make enough $ to pour this one down the drain, so I did.
stuckinprague (43) - - OCT 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Boozy, touch of malt, almost no hop presence. Appearance: straw golden, light fair head. Taste: Big and malty, balanced by hops, but no hop flavour or bitterness typical of even a IPA. Fairly boozy, but very smooth. Palate: Just like any IIPA. Overall: Just not enough hop flavour or aroma to give this a good rating. Better than nothing, but not comparable to many other beers out there.
ben4321 (4555) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/24/12,Bottled/Brewed by Rhinelander
Aroma: The nose is a bit yeasty, a good amount of spice, some caramel malts, pale malts, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a small fizzy white head and a little bit of lace
Flavor: The taste is somewhat sweet up-front, it turn a little chemically mid-palate and finishes that way
Palate: The body is light-medium, the carbonation is soft, it has a lightly chemical feel, and a lightly dry finish
I donít know what to make of this one. First off, it didnít really resemble an IIPA in anyway other then color and the fact that it is also (according to the label) an Ale. If you get beyond that, it had both good and bad components, including a nice nose and a decent flavor. if you called it an "Imperial Session Ale" or something equally made-up Iíd probably have scored it higher in the overall category (which is the only place I took off for it missing the style).
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok. I have to grant that it is a bomber of 8.5% ABV for 2 bucks. But then again, itís a bomber for 2 bucks - donít expect stellar beer. In fact this one mostly sucks. Whereís the hops? Molasses and malt sweetness and a cloying caramel molasses and doughy taste with candy sugar notes and a finish that just falls off rather than finishing. Itís certainly not the worst thing Iíve had in my mouth...
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sloppy Hoppy melange, though watered down and not so interesting. Some taste, but not the taste to look for. Get what you pay for. Golden yellow colour. Only a faint aroma.