DWestrick (817) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
pretty unexciting double IPA. good hops, but masked by malts. Seems to fly in face of the way a double should be done. ZOM6I3KILL3R (1) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
Bought as part of a 4 beer pack. Box says craft set but does not elude to whom the Brewer is on box. A warning maybe?
A- citrus aroma with some hint of banana. lacking the strong hops aroma I was expecting, given that it is called a "double IPA".
T- watery and flat. Lacking the crispness one would expect from this style of beer. Slight hops bitterness but far from what would be expected from a Double IPA.
P- refreshing but not balanced. No bitterness resides on the tongue.
0- I was hoping for more of a craft beer quality brew from Minhas but its the same old low quality brew as found in most of there other products. Not recommended.
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s, NYC. Pours clear, orange-red with a fine, creamy head. Some heavy alcohol in the aroma, pine. Boozy citrus fruit flavor, some medicinal pine. Full bodied witj fine carbonation. Warm, lightly resinous finish, harsh alcohol, overripe citrus light earth. Not good. jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
less citrus then i expected from a double . Vry full creamy body..the citrus lingers as a after taste burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Nothing special here but a definiate value at $3. This had a fair bit of hop to it. I thought it was a solid IPA not double.
ChiGuy68 (616) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Tasted from a 22oz. bottle under the name Boatswain Double I.P.A. It poured a clear amber color with a foamy head. It was bitter without being balanced enough to pull it off. pablo951 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
I had it under another name, Boatswain Double IPA. Pours well with a frothy head and an amber hue. Bad bitter aroma, with a general watery macro beer taste. The best thing about this beer is the 8.4abv BigBeer45 (1564) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Traders Joes,
this ale had a clear orange-copper pour and gave a one finger faint off-white head that receded to a thin cover with open areas and ring, the glass had a center stream of medium flowing bubbles and few other bubbles elsewhere in the glass, it left s few spots of lacing on the glass, there was no sediment in the bottle,
it had light aromas of toasted malt, alcohol sweetness, faint citrus hops? It was hard to tell if there were any hops on the nose , some fruit – maybe orange, caramel, this beer had a cheap lager alcohol aroma to it,
it had light flavors of toasted malt, alcohol (the kind that cheap beers have), some fruit that was orange like and malt sweetness,
the finish had a little hop bitterness with cheap alcohol and alcohol sweetness following, some alcohol drying on the palate,
I thought the mouth feel of this drink was thin for a 8.5% alc. ale,
this beer smelled and tasted cheap, I had a hard time drinking this ale with all of the alcohol, the hops were not representative of a double IPA, not a good beer, this drink was a good example of a badly made beer. uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Available locally as Trader Joe’s Boatswain something-something-blah-blah Double IPA, 22oz bottle. Pours clear amber/yellow, small yellow head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is very weak and difficult to detect - maybe floral and apple notes? Taste is lacking as well, light malt and hops, perhaps grassiness in the finish. I think the 75 IBU’s on the bottle is just a lie, and overall this is a poor IPA, let alone a Double. But for $2 I shouldn’t complain so much, and I might buy it again someday, if I somehow TJ’s gets closer and I start shopping there on a regular basis. drjay44 (3828) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared with multiple others at brewclub. Acquired at Trader Joe’s under the name Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer. Pours a thin ivory head, thinning into a smear with minimal lacing, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6) body....nose is toffee/caramel, with sweet golden raisin tones....taste is light toffee/caramel, vinous with fruit tones, continuing sugary sweetness, leading to a mild grapefruit peel lingering bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, minimal astringency, carbonation low. This is not a clean I/DIPA. The hops in particular are rather muddied, but the malts are also in an indeterminant state. The net is a not particularly good example of the style. BJCP 7/3/10/4/7