solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Truly a putrid mess. Thumper IPA keeps going and going, destroying any sense of good taste and craftsmanship in its wake. A sweet, trashy mix of garbage. Pours brown, finishes like a cheap rum candy. Bottle for two bucks at Trader Joes.
brokendownyota (2) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Came in a 4-pack of samplers, all with rabbit-themed names.
Expected an IPA, got something that was thick, sweet, and had zero hop flavour/armoa to speak of. Split the bomber with a friend, and barely finished my half. Awful.
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled as Boatswain IPA from trader joes. Pours deep copper, quick off white head. Toasted malt nose. Taste is generally sweet, toasted malt, pears, slight bitterness on finish. Medium body. Ultimately not a horrid beer, just a horrid IPA. Score reflected as such.
Bendrixian (1343) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chunky brew with a deep almost mahagony colour. Aroma is resinous, almost an aged bottle kind of smell with some apple like notes. On the palate it is malty and has a hoppy profile but that feels like it is reduced to due bottle age. Seems average and not overly enjoyable.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold pour with clinging off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and a mild citrus hop. Sweet malt flavor and a hop bitter that may be tempered by age. Good carbonation medium body. $2.50 bomber from trader joes Asheville maybe a day past its prime
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, labeled as Boatswain American IPA at Trader Joeís.
This really isnít an American IPA. More like an Imperial Red. They have the bitterness right for an IPA, but not much else. Not a bad beer, just not an IPA of any sort. Deep reddish color, Lots of caramel malt in the taste. It might want to become Arrogant Bastard when it grows up, but for two bucks a toss, this ainít bad.
beerbaaron (1717) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice orange amber. Medium creamy white head. Aroma is dry, light sweet, kinda pale malty, earthy hop, sorts of lager-like. Lighter medium body. Sugar sweet. Some overripe fruit. Moderate dryness. Minimal bitterness. Not really bad but not good.
MarinEvelyn (690) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is sweet, dry, malty, earthy hops. Tastes very sweet, almost like candy. Fruity, lightly dry finish.
Very sweet, not much like an IPA, but drinkable.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber for $1.99 from Trader Joeís. $2 per rating for 4 new ratings? Iím in. Pours a full copper with minimal foam and some decent effervescence running up the sides of the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet of pale malts, but has just enough crystal or cara malts in there to give it proper color and something like balance in the nose. Hopped and hopped again? Not to my nose. Bittering hops are evident in the first taste, but thatís it. Then the sweet maltiness takes over again. It is slightly medicinal, as one other rater noted, but I think thatís an effect of imbalance between base malt and crystal/cara malts. The hops were clearly not done correctly either. Ah well, for $1.99, Iíve had worse. And, actually, on the 3rd taste, Iím finding it not bad at all. I can live with this... I think...
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has some decent qualities, but is pretty mild for a traditional IPA. It is worth the $2.49 I spent for it, but not if you want a hard hitting beer. The ABV is up around 7.