MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a bottle labelled as "Boatswain American IPA" at Trader Joes. Only $2.49 for a 22 oz bottle! - Hard to pin it down, but the alias links to this. Pours out a medium copper color. Light malty aromas. Flavor has a good malty start with a decent bitter hop balance. Lingering roasty notes. Very smooth and drinkable. Not too sweet or too sticky. Even more attractive at this price! I would get this again.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with a head that lasts. A nice malt aroma behind a pleasant hoppiness. Wonderful hop flavor but would like more malt in the background. Medium body, moderate bitterness. Nicely done.
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a bubbly white head that settles quickly to some spots of lacing. Aroma is caramel with some mild grassy hops. Taste is caramel sweetness with a mild hoppy bitter finish. Light to medium body and adequate carbonation. Poor quality ingredients detract from the flavors of this beer producing some off taste.
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale amber colore with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty...light roast and caramel...with mild floral citrus...orange blossom and pineapple. Flavor is super sweet and caramely...light metallic note...some grapefruity notes...boozy. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a malty, slightly citrusy finish. Not very good...
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazed amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is floral and grainy with caramel, mild citrus and burnt malt. Taste is way too vegetal with caramel and floral hops. Low on the bitterness end and finished up metallic. More like and amber than an IPA.
cbfobes (2152) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a hazy burnt orange with a soapy white head and some lacing, the aroma has a touch of hops on the nose but is mostly nothing, the flavor almost has a sour front end with a metallic finish, a hint of citrus but itís covered by the sourness in it, really odd and not very good, but what did I really expect picking up a $2 bomber from Minhas?
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up caramel, vanilla, and an odd blend of medium-skinned and citrus fruits, with orange meat around.. not bad, but it was weird. The flavor found sweet caramel, redder fruits, and vegetal notes.. some citrus and weird vegetal stuff around.. not very bitter, and not very enjoyable. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. decent feel and flow.. not a good IPA.
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange color with light head. Some unclean notes on nose and finish that fade with some air. Nose becomes hoppy honey. Malt sweetness-too much on finish. A little bit of citrus. Missable.
edraz (12) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I purchased this in a 22 oz. Bottle thinking it was a great price for a bomber. I didnít read who the brewer was and when I found out it was Minhas it explained the funky taste of this IPA. I would not buy again. Very difficult to finish this one.
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
3oz tasting @ Medicine Hat Beer Fest 2001. Medium golden. Aroma is mostly caramel with underlying grassy notes. Grainy caramel is the dominant flavour here, with the hops adding an astringent pithy bitterness at the end. Missing any pleasant aromatics. Bitter and dry. Empty of character.