jbuzz (721) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
less citrus then i expected from a double . Vry full creamy body..the citrus lingers as a after taste
snoworsummer (454) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bomber. Pours cloudy copper with a very thin head. Strong taste of maly, corn, sugar. Hard to drink. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like malt, alcohol, and fermenting fruit. Had to pour out the rest.
JHeath99 (33) - - JUN 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured into a glass. Weird aroma not usually found, almost like a sweet corn and alcohol. Pours a hazy golden with almost no head. Very little complexity in taste.
sonnycheeba (1983) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with creamy, white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, oranges, biscuit malt, and light toast. Flavor is bland bitterness throughout with some notes of bread and caramel; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@ home. Pours lightly hazy copper with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is apple and pear fruity esters, stale Pils malt, and earthy hops. Flavor is dirty hops and skunked malt with an alcoholic character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
adnielsen (6543) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in KC picked up at Trader Joes. Pours a dark orange appearance with a light, cream colored head. Light mineral, bland bready, cracker malty aroma. Somewhat soapy, light citrusy, a bit dry, tangy, bready flavor. Not overly offensive but quite boring and little hops to suggest itís a Double IPA.
edgallow (1159) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and floral. Taste is mostly the malts, not much hops.
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OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
220z served into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - Pours a clear brassy copper with 3 fingers of white foam. Good lacing.
S - Big malt presence, caramel, sweet bread, slight grassy, some metallic aroma.
T - Sweet pale and caramel malt dominates with some light grassy hops underneath, doughy yeast, with hints of citrus on the finish.
M - Full bodied, thick feel, medium carbonation.
This is a one and done. Lackluster with low hop presence. Not bad but not good and very forgettable.
Serving type: bottle
mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Boatswain DIPA from Trader Joes, not worth the $1.99/22 oz. Strange medicinal aroma, thankfully faint. Flavor is rancid caramel with acetone & citrus. Usually not my favorite combo. Enough! Does no one there have taste buds? Pride? Why would they bottle this? And who would ever buy a second bottle? Maybe the OE8, Colt 45, Mad Dog, Thunderbird crowd. Not quite a drain pour; strike that, so many good beers and Iíve only so many liver cells available. In the sink it goes.
Tastebuds808 (14) - - 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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Ron (2003) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy medium amber with a fleeting white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet almost syrupy, some alcohol. The hops are drowned out by the sweet mess going on here. Trader Joeís "Boatswain Double IPA.