DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
By now we know: itís a $2 special at Trader Joeís. The other "Boatswain" beers have turned out pretty good, so what does this one have? A clean copper pour under a big foamy IPA head. Smell has a slight trace of soap, otherwise, a decent malt nose, but not much in the way of hops. Taste has an initial note of hard candy, which is hard to shake after the first few sips. Some resiny hop notes, but they are kind of buried. At least there is a big malty taste, with a play of alcohol. As a $2 beer, itís okay. As an Imperial IPA, I wouldnít recommended it.
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Smells overly sweet, medicinal, even a touch sour. Looks effervescent amber in the glass with a soapy head. Overbearing metallic flavor, stale with little discernible hops, though there is some unpleasant bitterness. This is a double something, but I wouldnít call it an IPA. Over carbonated.
jweiss (15) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Iím not sure how you could make a beer this bad accidentally let alone intentionally. No aroma whatsoever. Itís best quality is that it looks like a beer. Tastes of the dankest, funkiest hops possible. If you can use leftover stems to bitter a beer this is the beer that just may have done it. I give it a 3 overall because Iím pretty sure it isnít poisonous.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joeís. Weird but not bad. Aromas of cereal, caramel, and some liquorice. Malty, with bitter notes. Not a typical DIPA.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cereal, barnyard, rotten apple smell,orange, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, sticky sweet
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sold as Boatswain Double IPA in a bomber with no date. I grace what I think is the lowest rated DIPA Iíve ever had by pouring into my Duvel Tulip glass. Nose is fresh weeds that just got mowed. Harsh. Iím reminded of Eastern European malt liquor or imperial pilsners. Mellows out with each sip. Now Iím wondering how this is 8.4% ABV. Malty backbone. Sweet for 75 IBUs and surprisingly not bitter. I really wish I knew the best by date. Bobby Knight in Rupp Arena is like &%^%$$& on a silver platter.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cardboard, metal, some rotten veggie, acetone, butter, you name it it had it, this almost me gag even smelling it. Taste is foul, some cardboard, acetone, garbage juice and veggie with a side of butter, I dumped out about 99% of this bottle. Terrible.
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sweet malt with a touch of sour. Sweet musty malt with a flat non descript funky hop bitter. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. a bad day at the brewery or a bad recipe or 6 months too long on the shelf. not so good
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber labeled as Boatswain Double IPA at Trader Joeís. I know some unkind things have been said about this beer and I donít entirely disagree, but for two bucks Iíd rather drink this than Olde E High Gravity.
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a descent head and some lacing. It is kind of a hazy amber color, cloudy looking. There are faint hints of fruit, grass and hops but nothing really stands out. Pretty smooth up front and finishes kind of bitter with a bite of alcohol. Taste flavors of fruit, sweetness, hops, a little piney and some alcohol. I think this beer is an ok beer I would drink it again. At $6 a six pack itís a good deal.
OKBeerFan (58) - - JAN 18, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Was very disappointed in this DIPA. Was expecting something more. It was a malt bomb with not that noticeable of a hop character.
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