Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker golden with a white head. Aroma is more malty, but does have some fruity elements. Some mango, pine, and raisin. Taste contains more of the same, but is mixed with a very malty character. While this combination isn’t all that bad, I can’t say that it completely agrees with me. There isn’t really much of a hoppy kick that is common with IPAs. Piney aftertaste mixed with that unusual malt flavor and mango. Better IPAs can be easily found.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty base, leading to a generally hoppy finish. A bit buttery, some grass and citrus zest. Not a standout.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Single bottle purchased from a mom & pop store in Drumheller, Alberta on 06/01/2012. Colour: Light brown with minimal white head. Nose: Light drift of fresh coffee as I brought the glass to my nose. Big whiff generates huge caramel with suffocated roasted malt. Taste: High sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. There is roasted malt and hop presence enough to bring out bitterness, but the sugar is so dominant that I could not even finish the bottle. The more I drink Minhas products, the more I personally believe the Minhas brothers care only about getting their products in every genre of beer, making what money they can from it, and completely neglecting truly making quality crafts.
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought at trader joes...bomber for two bucks... Ya get what ya pay for..pours amber with thin white head...initial aroma is pine and malts...taste is soso... Cant really complain since i knew what i was getting into.... has hints of grapefruit and caramel and colt 45..lol.. if i ever end up poor i will look for this again...until then.. nope
burg326 (3518) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle, pours an amber color, aromas of all malt. Very little hop aromatics, really have to try to get a light citrus and light pine resin aromas. Flavors is all malt, not much hops or bitterness, did these guys call it the right name? That aside, it was an ok beer, but not true to a regular IPA style.
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared by dwm1034. Pours a deep amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is light, a little hoppy, pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, a little bitter, pine hops. Pretty underwhelming.
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle with sherm1016....not much there. Mild to bland nose and taste...some minor hoppy flavor but have had soooooooo many better. Best part is the label...
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Boatswain American IPA label. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops and pale malts. Harsh and astringent. Thin-medium bodied with high carbonation.
thb (671) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Initial aroma upon opening the bottle is not promising, Bit of grapefruit/pine, but more something really quite off. Pours a dark amber with ample white head. Aromas is a hint of north american hops but more so bland malts and hot booze. Taste is boozy, sweet, malt heavy. Syrupy, becomes cloying quickly. Bitterness without hop aroma. Actually crosses over into being unpleasant.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours lightly hazy orange and has a mild citrus hop aroma. It’s moderately bitter at most with a touch of citrus. The malt character is subdued and not that good somehow. There’s just not much to it. It’s okay for the price but this beer is an underwhelming IPA.