medaglia (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Save your time and money. The beer is horrible. It’s cheap for a reason. No quality. ALL THE BEER is watery dish-water. Sure, one can buy this from Trader Joe’s for a low price, but really, what you get is nothing on par to quality. I’d rather put the extra money towards a pint or six pack of something more proven and worthwhile. This beer is made cheap for a reason and its to sell out. The owners, both non brew-masters by the way, just some trust fund rich kids, are slinging this dishwater to steal your money. I mean go on the website, it shows the guy walking out of his Escalade SUV and the interviews with him and the sister "co-owner" show the trust fund babies they are...both siblings are narcissistic and ridiculous. I would give this a zero rating if could.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy amber orange pour with a few fingers of foamy off white head. Aroma is fairly tropical, grapefruit and orange. Taste is milder fruit, Overall not a lot of bitterness or hops in this one.
bobschaefer (12) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
To call this a double ipa is questionable at best. It has low hop aroma and bitterness. There’s more malt flavor but it is nice and crisp, other than that it’s boring.
jflopsu (816) - 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 (6925) - 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 (1052) - 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 (2581) - 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 (234) - 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 (4005) - 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.