larrydcarter (11) - Cookeville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, drank in a pint glass with no food pairing. Aroma reminded me of something sour. Like unripened apples or juniper berries. Lovely yellow white head and clear amber-orange body. Taste is well...bad. Very bad. It gave me flashbacks to both licking hard plastic toys as a small child and getting grass shoved into my mouth by the town bully as a pre-teen. Body reminds me of PBR. But on the plus side it’s cheap. Dirt cheap.
obguthr (5419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Granny smith apple nose, not strong. Hazy amber, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Plastic, fusel acohol flavor overripe lemon and apple flavor. Lasting grainy and grassy finish. Light body. I’ve certainly had better DIPAs, but I’ve had worse ones too, and none of them cost me less than this one.
jb (2821) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Billed as Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joe’s. Nice looking amber, with nice head and retention. Clear. Nose is boring, floral, malty, light. Malty notes in the palate with some graininess. Some dryness in the finish, but that’s about it for the hops.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of citrus, pine, toffee, papery, biting alcohol.
bigbish (683) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This doesn’t come off as a Double IPA, or even a regular IPA. It’s just a semi-decent pale ale. Nothing to write home about.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it, not really a double ipa, but I still enjoyed it. Aroma and flavour are both big on malt profile, with very little hops showing up anywhere.
fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Bellingham, WA, as Boatswain Double IPA, 8% ABV
Hazy amber color, medium sized head. Light aroma of cereals. Some malt and caramel flavor, correct body strength, minimal residual sweetness, some vegetables, quite strong bitterness.
Not much quality traits here.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(as Boatswain DIPA from Trader Joe’s) amber with off white head and some lace. Aroma of caramel malt and some hops. Flavor is sweet malt, some citrus hops, a hint of alcohol.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Two bucks. Cant pass up the tick at that price. Loads of caramel malt and some sweet, citrus hops. Not very good.
robforbes (2147) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
picked up at trader Joe’s as a boatswain double IPA.
pours a clear copper-amber with a small off-white head and good lacing.
smell is of orange, hops, citrus, and some malt.
taste is of hops, citrus, caramel, and some grapefruit. ends a little bitter. overall not as bad as most raters say, think that they are just upset that it is a contract beer from trader Joe’s, yet i would not call it a double IPA.