Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Good Nite Inn, Sylmar, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, biscuit, floral and grassy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a sweet caramel and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
andyhwcinc (1591) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This review is for Boatswain American IPA. I bought this at Trader Joes because it was $2 for a bomber. I got what I paid for, it's not very good, I've made home brews that tasted better...and I'm a horrible home brewer.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from State Line. Hazy straw orangy pour with nose of orange marmalade, hops, caramel malt. Tasted of caramel malt, cloying fruit, hops. Mediocre.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep Copper Color, Huge Bubbly Head Leaves Lots Of Lacing. almost nothing, really faint malt aroma. Sweet, malt caramel, just a hint of hops. Pretty much wrong for the style. Pass It.
BeerFunGuy (809) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This great looking golden brown IPA has a very mild aroma. It has that typical hop bitterness but it doesn't go overboard and is well balanced with a malt smokiness. 650ml for $1.99 is a great deal
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McGarnigle (574) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mine is Thumper American IPA like in the picture, but no Minhas to be found. Rhinelander. An inexpensive bomber. As pretty much everyone says, this isn’t an especially good IPA. It certainly isn’t fiercely hopped. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad beer, just a poor example of the style. Decent body. Fruity hop flavor, but low bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit like sucking on a piece of candy.
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle on 061813. Clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma has grain, caramel, alcohol and burnt plastic. Taste is light bitter and has some caramel malt and alcohol as well.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the brewery. A copper beer. Drinks with decent mouthfeel and a middle of the road citric acidity. Decent, average example of the APA style. Not great, but among the better examples I tried at Minhas. (#5120, 7/3/2013)
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle from Depot, under Bad Hare American IPA. 6.8%. Clear yellow pour with a bubbly white head. medium-strong carbonation. Bitter hops balanced by crisp and lingering sweetness. Aroma was also much stronger, sweet peach/apricot smell. Decent.
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very carbonated ipa. Has a sweet aftertaste and a bitter start. Smells fruity. Not something I would get again.
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