Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle as Trader Joe’s Boatswain DIPA. Clear pale amber color, medium white head. Aroma of stale straw. Taste is similar.
fiulijn (18725) - 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.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Sander’s, NYC. Pours clear, orange-red with a fine, creamy head. Some heavy alcohol in the aroma, pine. Boozy citrus fruit flavor, some medicinal pine. Full bodied witj fine carbonation. Warm, lightly resinous finish, harsh alcohol, overripe citrus light earth. Not good.
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 22oz. As Boatswain Double IPA. A dense, off-white to light beige head forms over a lightly hazy orange colored body. Some lacings. The aroma has hints of butterscotch and dms, even some cooked vegetables. Caramel, pine cones and citrus peel. Sweet flavor with some toffee and citrus peel. Orange hints and some bitterness. Full body, pleasant and soft carbonation. Toffee tending towards butterscotch, and some bitterness in the finish. In a double IPA, the caramel maltyness shouldn’t win over the hops. In this beer it does, hence a low score. Think I was pretty nice with the score. 130821
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer is amber, maybe copper, in color with a white head. A rather malty IPA, lots of bread and toffee aromas. There is a little bit of citrus peel and strangely enough, banana. Somewhat yeasty, too, which is strange. The sweetness carries over to the flavor. Lots of the same bread, toffee, and banana characteristics that were present on the aroma. Just a touch of citrus and maybe some pine notes. Only mildly bitter. Pretty mediocre (if not worse).
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Bomber from Fresh & Easy in Vacaville, CA. Pours golden amber with a slight white head. Mild fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is fruity and floral over a slightly harsh malt backing. A bit gummy. Better than many non-impy IPAs. Ethanol covers many wounds. It’s in the bottom rung of impy IPAs, but even that is a pretty tasty level for ale. I cannot figure out the hop mix here, but it is a decent drink. [rerated cause I forgot the numbers]
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Bomber as Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours golden amber with a slight white head. Mild fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is fruity and floral over a slightly harsh malt backing. A bit gummy. It’s ok. Better than many non-impy IPAs. Ethanol covers many wounds. It’s in the bottom rung of impy IPAs, but even that is a pretty tasty level for ale. I cannot figure out the hop mix here, cause I just don’t get pine and citrus - unless I talk to myself quite sternly. But it is a righteous drink.
mcberko (13952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
22 oz. bottle, only reason I bought this was due to the $1.99 sale at Trader Joe’s and the possibility of trying a new IIPA (without checking the rating on here first). Pours a clear coppery orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite vile, like that of a cheap malt liquor - adjuncts, copper / metal, pretty much it. Flavour tastes like the remnants of a shit beer in a can, very metallic, cheap corn-like adjuncts and some sweetness. Whatever this is, certainly not a IIPA - drain pour - awful.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle under the name of Boatswain American IPA. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate grass and citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations at a fair price.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A lightly hazed amber DIPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, very oxidized honey malt with suranated hops, orange pulp, not bad but definitely tired. In mouth, a sweet oxidized malt with grassy hops, light bilous notes, problematic. Bottle from Traders Joe on Ontario street, Chicago, in my hotel room...