Alanthebeerguy (162) - - JUN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deceiving for a double IPA, where's the hops? More like a strong ale. From the bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber. Small vanishing head. Smells of malts, caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is malt forward, sweet, caramel. Very little hop character.
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ronaldtheriot (1310) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) has a thin, cream-colored head, a rather opaque, glowing red-orange, bubbly appearance, some little suspended beige sediment, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint, sweet bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet bread crust, straightforward, but mild hop bitterness, and a touch of light fruit. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Boatswain Double IPA finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and just the littlest bit alcohilic. Overall, for something touted as bold, this is pretty dull. Nothing bad or foul, though. RJT
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is one of my least favorite IPAs. Actually, it doesn’t really come across as an IPA at all. There is no real distinct hop presence. It has a strange metallic, medicinal quality that is hard to tolerate.
twindadplus2 (597) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Burnt orange color with a small off white head that faded quickly. Aroma is lightly medicinal and syrupy. Flavor is...I don’t know...not a double IPA that’s for sure. It’s sweet at first then a weird vegetal bitterness that fades into a kind of sour finish. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel to it. It’s just not good.
Niko100 (2033) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly cream body; Aroma of caramel malt, some floral, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, and citrus; No real bitterness at the finish; Seems there’re some infected bottles out there - not that terrible but not good either.
brokendownyota (2) - - APR 30, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks like beer...tastes like something completely different. Sweet, thick, medicinal, and absolutely devoid of bitterness, hop flavor, or any redeeming qualities. Dumped after about 4 sips.
I bought a 4-pack sampler of bombers because iI saw that it included an ipa and a double ipa... In fact it included two bottles of garbage water. Might seriously email the company and ask them if it was a bad batch or something, because to call this any sort of ipa means either something went horribly wrong with it, or they’re lying intentionally.
Reimer96 (1308) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drank this peice of shit for my BJCP exam... My first thought was it might be a miscategorized American barleywine... But then I realized it takes alot to brew that bad of an ipa and that it must be something from Minhas. The great small family oriented handcrafting beer for generation geniuses. Well guess what you forgot to include a significant amount of hops in a double ipa. Disgustingly sweet.
vikingguy (833) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bronze with small head. Dank basement with fruity notes. Fruity Cheerios taste. Hops are prominent but not overwhelming. Tastes like a hopped up lager. Diss appointing.
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Bendrixian (1161) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber bottle from Trader Joe’s. Slightly hazy amber colour with fast head. Muted aroma, resinous and has a certain soapy note as well as some green apple. and a yeasty sweetness. Medium bodied brew with some bite and a little sweetness. Overall a pretty weak double IPA and flawed IPA but for $2.25/bottle I was expecting much.
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as Boatswain DIPA from trader joe's. Pours gold, thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose of pale malt, faint pine. Taste begins with light to moderate bitterness that washes away due to a wave of malt and sweetness. This leads to a short and abrupt finish. Body is solid.