csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - had this as Boatswain American IPA, from Trader Joes - good size foamy head, medium copper color, mild hoppy aroma, balanced flavor with fair hops and decent malt backbone
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is much more of a brown beet than it is an Ipa. Brown and nutty. Thin head. Low ibu for ipa. Very tasty beer, just not an ipa.
JohnnyJ (5080) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle as underworld IPA. Clear amber pour, thin off white head. Sweet, sugary, a bit of caramel, and a bit of bitter metallic hops. Not good, but at least I could drink the bottle.
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy copper color. No head at all. I’m not even sure what the aroma is...weird. Tastes weird too...copper, metal, oily. Initial bitterness on the tip of the tongue. No hop aroma. No hop flavor. Taste more in line with an amber and a bad one at that.
Panzuriel (1561) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s as ’Boatswain American I.P.A. Beer is a dark golden/amber color with a fine head of light tan bubbles. nose is very faintly hoppy reminsicent of what IPA should be but very very faint. A bit of bitters on the front, but really thin and virtually disappearing by swallow. Not a bad IPA for the cost, but certainly not a great beer by any stretch of the imagination.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear medium orange with a white head.
Slight citrus hop aroma.
Pretty well balanced malt/ flavor but a bit weak for an IPA. More a mild Pale ale, but needs more malt and more hops to run with the IPA crowd.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s as ’Boatswain American I.P.A.
dark gold/orangish pour with a medium off white head.
aroma is biscuity/dusty malt, light sour-ish citrus.
Ugh, one dimensional cardboardy bready malt body. Flash of light citrusy bitterness then an alc like sticky sweetness and iron tang hanging onto the finish.
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My stupid fucking friend picked out this beer. Never heard of Rhinelander, why not? A clear orange brown with about two fingers worth of head. Some heavy lacing. Some pine in the nose and a weird honey and malt. This tastes gross, some light hoppiness but mostly malt and a little honey. Light to medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, and a short finish. Bad beer, tastes really old but this is relatively new to shelves so I’m thinking it’s just a subpar beer.
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Called Boatswain American IPA. Pour out of 22 oz bottle was clear orange-yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of some off biscuit and mineral notes, slight cardboard notes as well, hints of slight citrus but very faint. Taste was weak biscuit and bread with a slight stale note, hints of citrus as well finishing fairly dry with a touch of bitter. Not very good.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and hoppy with caramel and citrus/pine hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall this is better than average but not great.