solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very herbal tasting. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Citrusy but doesnt come together well at all. Bitter and sour finish. Bottle for three bucks from trader joes, what can you expect.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Trader Joeís labelled as "Boatswain Double IPA." $2.99, thought it was worth a shot, but that turned out to be wrong. A coppery brown, clear with some bubbles. Weird gasoline-like aroma. Medium body. Flavor is malty and a little bitter but not in a good way. Significant alcohol. No discernable hops. Unclear why this is called a double IPA, or any kind of IPA for that matter. Thought about if I would have liked it better if was not expecting IPA flavors, but decided no. In my opinion this sucked.
ElbowRocker (13) - - JUN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy gold without much head. Aroma is floral and grassy, not as hoppy so expected. Palate is medium thin. Taste is citrusy and sweet without much hop presence really. 8.5%, Rhinelander Brewing Co.
mansquito (3550) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a friend: Pours murky brown with an off-white head.Aroma is sugar, nondescript fruit, cough syrup. Taste is sweet. There might be one hop somewhere in this beer. Otherwise, this is exactly what one would expect from Minhas.
Alanthebeerguy (179) - - 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 (1332) - 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 (3077) - 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 doesnít 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 (600) - 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 donít know...not a double IPA thatís for sure. Itís sweet at first then a weird vegetal bitterness that fades into a kind of sour finish. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel to it. Itís just not good.
Niko100 (2060) - 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 thereíre 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 theyíre lying intentionally.