JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle poured into a glass. Weird aroma not usually found, almost like a sweet corn and alcohol. Pours a hazy golden with almost no head. Very little complexity in taste. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with creamy, white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, oranges, biscuit malt, and light toast. Flavor is bland bitterness throughout with some notes of bread and caramel; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle@ home. Pours lightly hazy copper with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is apple and pear fruity esters, stale Pils malt, and earthy hops. Flavor is dirty hops and skunked malt with an alcoholic character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle in KC picked up at Trader Joes. Pours a dark orange appearance with a light, cream colored head. Light mineral, bland bready, cracker malty aroma. Somewhat soapy, light citrusy, a bit dry, tangy, bready flavor. Not overly offensive but quite boring and little hops to suggest it’s a Double IPA. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
22 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and floral. Taste is mostly the malts, not much hops.
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OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
220z served into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - Pours a clear brassy copper with 3 fingers of white foam. Good lacing.
S - Big malt presence, caramel, sweet bread, slight grassy, some metallic aroma.
T - Sweet pale and caramel malt dominates with some light grassy hops underneath, doughy yeast, with hints of citrus on the finish.
M - Full bodied, thick feel, medium carbonation.
This is a one and done. Lackluster with low hop presence. Not bad but not good and very forgettable.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2012 mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Boatswain DIPA from Trader Joes, not worth the $1.99/22 oz. Strange medicinal aroma, thankfully faint. Flavor is rancid caramel with acetone & citrus. Usually not my favorite combo. Enough! Does no one there have taste buds? Pride? Why would they bottle this? And who would ever buy a second bottle? Maybe the OE8, Colt 45, Mad Dog, Thunderbird crowd. Not quite a drain pour; strike that, so many good beers and I’ve only so many liver cells available. In the sink it goes. Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 27, 2013
Aroma to me is awful. Smells like a hopped up Budweiser. I just tried the American ale a few minutes ago. This one isn't much different in character. To me it's god awful. Tastes like fermented sake with some amber malt. Really hated this beer and I think I rated the last one to good of a rating. Although if your into bud beers then you may really like this one.
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22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy medium amber with a fleeting white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet almost syrupy, some alcohol. The hops are drowned out by the sweet mess going on here. Trader Joe’s "Boatswain Double IPA. wlajwl (6816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Aroma is malts, citrus and oddly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, kind of odd biscuit malts, toffee and a tangy finish.