HughConway (830) - 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 (2398) - 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.
Sammy (9989) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light coloured yellow with carbonation bubbles and lots of foaming head. Very mild hop aroma. Some hops there but mostly a dry gummy beer. Minimal drinkability.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing really stood about this beer to me, other than it didn’t taste much like an IPA, maybe a pale ale. Had under the Underworld label.
clubber (4) - Milford, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First off, when you go in expecting an IPA, you will be completely dissapointed. That aside it wasnt unpleasant just not what i expected. It could have been old and lost some hop character. Had more of an ehglish yeast and malt character that an american IPA. It grew on me but feel short on style guidelines
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus, medium sweetness and tea. The flavor is citrus, mild earth/dirt, sweet malts and sour/tart twang in the finish. Not horrible but something was mildly off about this.
jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautiful orange/amber with a medium tan head with good legs. Nose is very faint citrus hops, a little soap, a little bread. Sweetish flavor that turns later slightly astringent and bitter. Watery mouthfeel. Meh.
bnoel09 (515) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As Boatswain American IPA from Trader Joe’s. Medium copper color with a cream colored head. Aroma is sweet bready malts - very pilsner like as many others have mentioned. Maybe just a hint of an earthy hoppiness. Flavor is quite malty sweet, almost artificially so, with only some slight bittering hops present at the finish. I could maybe see this as a pale ale, but certainly not an IPA. Medium bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel. Clearly this is not an IPA by any craft beer drinker’s standards considering the uber-sweetness and utter lack of hops.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22-oz bottle at Trader Joes. The aroma is sweet caramel, grassy, cardboard, some skunk. Almost has a pilsner-like aroma. Dark amber, clear, with white head. The flavor is caramel, cardboard, some citrus. Medium in body, maybe slightly thick. Again, maybe some pilsner like qualities. Citrus, and pine bittering on the finish, some malt sweetness. Definitely more malt foward than a beer like this should be. Not great.