fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by burg326-pours an offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is pine, sweet light/medium malt. Taste is pine hops, sweet light/medium malt. Almost a pale ale. Easy and enjoyable.
bhensonb (9004) - 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.
Tmoney99 (8792) - 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.
Travlr (7997) - 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.
Ratman197 (7633) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a sweet light caramel malty nose with a healthy amount of grapefruity hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet lightly toasted malts with some hop resin and citrusy bitterness before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. The hop character is not as fresh and clean as a prefer, but this is still a decent double IPA.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sloppy Hoppy melange, though watered down and not so interesting. Some taste, but not the taste to look for. Get what you pay for. Golden yellow colour. Only a faint aroma.
Leighton (6982) - 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.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, 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).