Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Holy Crap, this is terrible! And I mean almost a drainpour terrible. Justtaste awful. Harsh and thin and no balance. Tastes cheaply made by a brewery that is cranking out beers as fast as they can, quality be damned.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is light metallic, roasted malt, sweet and a little nutty.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but not good. Pours amber with a medium sized head. Yeasty nose with some sweet malt, mild hops. Bittersweet malt with astringent hop flavor, finishes with some bitterness.
Derek881 (1009) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a large bottle into a narrow pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly cloudy amber-orange color with some sediment and an average-sized foamy white head with some retention and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a malty-sour caramel and earthy-citrus hops with a slight bit of grain. The taste was fairly sour and grainy with a slight citrus bitterness and a light bit of caramel and mash. The beer had a medium density body with low carbonation and a slight creamy body.
JoeinDahlem (1329) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A cartoon caricature of what I dislike about many American IPAs. Drunk as Rhinelander Boatswain. Can’t honestly remember where it came from. Trader Joe’s, maybe? Boozy, corny-malty aroma. Amber color with fading grayish head. Mildly fruity, sweet taste with a harsh bitterness. Thin and a bit hot.
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell of cake but not sweet smell, fresh lumber. slightly hazy yellow amber w/ solid off-white head. seems more a pale ale than an IPA, given the malt/hop balance, but heavier in the mouth than most pales.. the bitterness stays atop the honeyed sweetness but just barely. clean finish
Ferris (4474) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - After trying their regular IPA I was hoping this would have the punch necessary. They don’t get it and I am tired of talking about this. At least this one is a bit bitter.
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
$2 Bomber Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours orange, white head. No hop aroma. Taste is malt with skunk. Avoid.
dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a decent sudsy white head. Cherry fruity, some banana and earthy hop notes in both aroma and taste. Taste finishes slightly soapy-bitter.
Bottle called Boatswain American IPA from Trader Joes
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour slightly hazy deep orange with light head. Aroma is citrus, bread dough and grass. Flavor starts sweet moving to a bitter and then sour note. Tine, watery texture and light body with moderate carbonation. Less hopps than expected.