Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma to me is awful. Smells like a hopped up Budweiser. I just tried the American ale a few minutes ago. This one isn't much different in character. To me it's god awful. Tastes like fermented sake with some amber malt. Really hated this beer and I think I rated the last one to good of a rating. Although if your into bud beers then you may really like this one.
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rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks to who. Slightly hazy orange with white head. The aroma has lots of honey, alcoholic with notes of overripe fruits. Bitterish flavor with notes of overripe fruits and honey, alcoholic. Medium. Unpleasant.
Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased a bottle under the Boatswain label, and poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, sediment deep amber-copper color with a good-sized foamy/creamy off-white head with average retention, cling, and lacing. Its aroma featured grainy and pine hops notes along with some barley and spice. The taste was mostly a bitter and sour grainy blend with some bread and earthy tones, and a sour alcohol finish. The body was mostly wet and full, with average carbonation and thickness, and a strong alcohol presence.
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A disgusting IPA, with almost no hops to it. Good high alcohol content though.
milewide (1983) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bomber from Traders Joe’s. Limited aroma. Leans sweet with more malt than hops. Wouldn’t buy again.
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle under the Boatswain Double IPA moniker. Aroma is fruity and floral with soft malt notes. Taste is very fruity with berry notes, light citrus, floral hops and sweet malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation.
Finishes with more fruity notes, berries, light citrus, sweet malt, floral hops and a touch of caramel.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Very nice price for a double IPA so I gave it a try. Now I see why the price was so low. Not terrible, but nothing good to really point out either. Pours a mostly clear copper amber color with a medium sized off white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Some loose sudsy lacing along the glass. The aroma is extremely muted for a "double IPA" with notes of caramel but no real hop presence. The flavor has some alcohol and sweetness with bitterness in the finish but nothing exciting going on. Oh well. At least I didn’t spend much on this venture.
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: b. 650 ml as Boatswain Double IPA
Aroma medium intense, citrusy hop feel with plenty of red malt. Mild whiff of alcohol.
Top: medium, white with some lace and rings.
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium, an OK impression.
Taste: hops muted, herbal zesty feel with mid-heft red malts. Not overly sweet mind so. It felt as strong red ale. Late residual hop feel with soft warming alcohol.
other notes decent.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
22FL OZ (>$3) this was possibly anti beer. dog shit in the microwave on full high.
coldbrewky (1648) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t particularly like rabbits at all. Less as pets, and even less as farm animals. Ok... there was a distinct alcohol presence and it made me feel relaxed with all the tension in the dart tourney (I won thank you very much!) but again.. it was a muddle of a beer. with no overall outstanding qualities other than it was cheap. Wooo!
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottle from Trader Joe’s as Rhinelander Boatswain Double IPA Twin Screw Steamer. Very slightly hazy amber/orange with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of big malt right off the bat, some citrus, light floral. Tastes of malt, some citrus, caramel, biscuit, sweet syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Sort of a thin syrupy mouthfeel. Very malt-forward and sweet. Not terrible for two bucks and change but not something I’d revisit.