jflopsu (601) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear amber. Has a faint sweet malt aroma. A spur taste of apices and malts. Missing any good hop taste.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"a friend figured these new Trader Joe’s offerings were worth a shot. Some are...this one...not so much. Without looking I’d have to assume this is the worst double ipa i’ve ever had. not totally offensive, but pretty weak in every aspect. hops evident, but not incredibly aromatic, or citrusy, or bitter. just a weak attempt, cheap, light, even if it was a single. a little soap too...the two of us did not quite finish the bomber."
NJBeerman013 (1051) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled as Boatswain Double IPA. 22 oz. Pours amber in color with a sharp spicy nose. Good malt, a little grainy. Average.
suprchunk (2313) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour. Off white head. Tons of lacing. Slight malt aroma. But just slight. Caramel taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2014 Total Score: 2.7
Amber colored pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Not much aroma. Maybe some malt? Taste is vegetal and tons of caramel.
Bosco (178) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow amber with thick foam that leaves behind a tinted lacing.
Sweet and fruity up front, some bourbon notes with a strange finish.
Labeled as Boatswain Double IPA
$2.49/22oz bomber at grand opening of Trader Joe’s in Delray beach Florida
kaser (2989) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange from bottle. Fluffy white head. Looks good but isn't good. Rotten grapefruit taste. Orange fruity citrus but something off.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up for $2.49 at Trader Joe’s. Mild malty aroma without any obvious hopping. Head is thick and the body is rather soapy and reminds me of wet bread. The mild artficial-tasting bitterness is unpleasant and nothing about the beer speaks "Double IPA," as it was billed. Only positive is that it contains alcohol.
beerbaaron (1311) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Muddy amber. Ok head. Earth. Vague indistinguishable malt and hop. Vegetable. Sorry but this is a very poorly made beer. Avoid
Darwenus (562) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this from Trader Joe’s, bottled as Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer, billed as a Double IPA. It’s incredibly mild for something billed as a double, but I don’t think it’s bad. It pours hazy orange, average head and lace. The aroma isn’t that inviting, it reminds me of boiled cabbage. I do like boiled cabbage, but not in my beer. The flavor is better than the aroma. Tangerine, buttery cereal malt, and a mild hop finish. Thin finish, watery mouthfeel. Not amazing, but not bad.
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours burnt orange with a thin, short lived white head. Hop, floral and oxidation aroma. Hop, floral, citrus, diacetyl,, sugar and caramel flavors. No bite or bitterness and not very hoppy especially for a dipa. Smooth but boring.