Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up at Trader Joe’s (and was just un-boxed and put on the shelf) where it is called Boatswain or some such nonsense. The 22oz bomber pours clear copper with effervescent loose off white head. The aroma offers up some sugary maybe pilsener malts and modest to mild citrus to faintly spicy to floral. The taste has just enough spicy to floral hops to mildly citrus hops to hold off the overly sweet stale biscuit maltiness. (their IPA couldn’t achieve this, sadly). Along these notes are bits of mineral and yeastiness that help to ensure this will not come together and be a pleasing experience. Disappointing product.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish orange color with an off white thin head. Smells of brown sugar and some hops. Taste is a bit bitter with some caramel perhaps? Interesting ipa beer.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a nice copper color. Has a nutty odor to it. Not a horrible beer but I didn’t care for the mouth feel which had almost a milky ness to it.
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of yeast, bread and earthy hops. Copper in color with a medium sized foam. Flavor is subtle nutty, caramel malts with some hop presence in the finish. Light carbonation with a medium body. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer with mostly malty flavoring topped off with light hops. I’d give this a C rating.
RedSox2004 (1229) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cheap from Trader Joe’s. Pours cloudy copper amber with a decent head and a nice lace. Modest grassy hops aroma quickly overtaken by bready malst. Flavor is medium on the hops bitterness with a chewy bread malt that became stronger as the beer warmed. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly watery texture, and the bready malts linger in the finish. Slightly more hoppy than the American IPA, but I certainly wasn’t satisfied.
gripweed57 (632) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 ounce bottle. Purchased at Trader Joe’s as Boatswain Double IPA from Rheinlander Brewing Company. Amber orange color topped by a big rocky off-white head. Light sulphury caramel malt aroma. Some spice in nose. Sweet malty flavor reminiscent of soda pop. Some hops but not much. Very disappointing. reminds me of Juicyfruit gum with a sprinkle of black pepper.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
2.0 S: I’m not sure what to make of this. It smells like a middle of the road IPA, except with tomatoes present. It’s not a generic vegetal aroma, it’s straight up tomatoes. Aside from that there a light citrus hoppiness, some crystal malt, and some breadiness.
1.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Big tomato followed by hop fruitiness that is lead by persimmon, mango, and peach. Some crystal malt to go along with a mild yeasty breadiness.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a crispness.
2.0 D: Now I know why I this was selling for $2.50 per bomber. It’s quite an awful brew to initiate an awful intRoduction to this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-05-2012 19:22:47
Maddog (390) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.99 for a bomber at Trader Joe’s in Kettering, Ohio. Everythinng is relative. And an 8.4% bomber of "double IPA" for 2 bucks? I won’t be too harsh or even complain a little. The pour is copper-orange with a head that dissipated rather quickly. There are aromas of malt and fruit and flavors of malt and citrus hops abeit very subtle. Not great, but hey, not horrible either. At least the label came off easily; I will use this bottle for my homebrew!!
sloth (2464) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and lace.Clear, copper hued ale. Nose of banannas and caramel malts. Body is medium, tad oily and a lil astringent. Some burnt caramel malt flavors, lil phenolic with a bit of bananna hangin in there.Dry, astringent finish that lasts way too long. Wish i had paid $2.99 for this piece of poopay.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$2.99 @ Fresh’n’Easy: Labeled as "Underworld Brewing." Of course, I had to buy it knowing damn well it’s an alias. I could’ve looked it up on my cellphone as well, but you know I would’ve been disappointed. So, what a surprise! It doesn’t taste like a strong IPA. It looks and feels alright, but there are notes of cardboard and vegetables having been in an unclean pan of oil and alcohol -- I kinda feel like I’m drinking a mediocre and strong pale lager, if that makes sense. Meh, but dat price, ... Mm!