GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Holy alias batman. Pouring at Congregation Bottle Share in one of this beer’s many guises. Clear gold pour with no head. Nose is white grape, huge apple oxidation, salty pickle. Taste is nasty: pickle, white grape, stale apple juice. Straight garbage.
radarsock (625) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
$8 shelf turd. This beer was atrocious. Aromas of marinated garlic, hop oils, and sweat. Tastes of red cabbage, pottery clay, Stevia, and sea salt. o.O
PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber - labeled as Boatswain Double IPA. Slightly hazy medium copper pour, very light off-white head. Aroma is muddled, hints of gumballs, artificial pine. Flavor leaves a lot to be desired, some muddled citrus bitterness, some date-like sweetness. a bit of homebrew funkiness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. This was the first "miss" of the numerous private label beers I have had at Trader Joe’s. Can’t win ’em all - especially at the low prices!
DialSquare (2041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boatswain Double IPA bomber from Trader Joe’s. Amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is the same and bready, syrupy, corn, grass. Not great.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber with my brother in Gaithersburg. So-so for a double IPA. Malty and thick. Not a lot of hop character.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. On my way to the airport...grabbed a bunch of beers that I had not seen before. It’s a good a good looking label...unfortunately that’s where the compliments end... Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is of toffee, nuts, and a hint of orange juice. A little advice...if you can’t brew a decent IPA...either don’t brew one or dry hop...it goes a long way...
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. The look is a off white head, white, and bronze in color. The smell is sweet, hops, sugar, brown sugar, and blah. The taste is sugary, sweet, yikes, maybe other stuff but more malt sugary than anything.
drpimento (2021) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
"Double IPA" & "heavily hopped"??? hahahaha Not even remotely. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, cream-colored, thick, head that soon settled to a ring and large island and tiny bit of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy medium copper amber. Aroma is fresh beer, malt, fruit and nothing that reminds me of hops. Flavor’s like nose, malt, sweet, tang are up front, bitter that could be from yeast or hop, but no hop flavor that I recognized. Finish is like flavor, very slightly warming, and on the long side. Not even close to a regular pale ale, let alone an imperial.
zvsn (287) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tlahav. Pours golden amber with a small head. Stale fruity and alcoholic aroma. Sweet, fruity and floral, many off-flavors (wet cardboard), sour aftertaste. Medium-bodied, low carbonation.
Eberndt (80) - - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this is a double IPA? Slightly bitter and heavy malt flavor, with a light mouth feel. Pours a nice copper color.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks tlahav. Pours orange to yellow with a beige head, aroma of acetone, fruits, flavor is bad with some newspaper, unpleasant spiciness, sweet fruits, medium bodied