brigg (561) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, under the name Boatswain American IPA) Very cloudy orange amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of wheat, caramel malt, orange and pine hops; sweet. Very full bodied, soft carbonation, chewy and sticky. Flavor of sweet caramel malt up front, then grassy hops, finishes dry. A little astringent, but good thirst-quencher.
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this under the Boatswain label--available at Trader Joe’s? It was at a neighborhood card party. And...it’s not very good. Murky malts, dull hops, making a vegetal caramel with a few nods toward hops. Bottle.
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest, floral notes and light pink grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Tejas (944) - 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 (1778) - 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 (254) - 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 (1186) - 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 (1396) - 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 (1059) - 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 (8929) - 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.