ryanhunter_4 (311) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours orange with no head. Smells like old apples. Taste has next to no carbonation and once again tastes like old apples. As many other reviews said, this is definitely not a Double IPA. It’s barely drinkable, but only because i’ve had some other decent beers tonight so i’m in a good mood. Could have been served at the "bad beer party" I held a couple of years ago. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a faintly hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Interesting on the nose, smells of banana and yeast, sticky caramel malt with a hint of hops behind it. Medium bodied, smooth and malty with more weird banana coming through. Tastes of belgian yeast. This is weird, and not in the favorable way. Long weird yeasty finish. Not a winner. blipp (9295) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Sweeter citrus notes, light bitterness that becomes moderately astringent in the finish, some pale malts, and faint metallic harshness. Not horrible, but, yeah, not good either. bigben873 (257) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Drank as Trader Joe’s Boatswain Double IPA. As an American IPA, it is a solid offering. Hoppy, but not too bitter. It does not have any of the smooth malt I expect from a double IPA though. GIJOE (1210) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Pours a rosey light brown with a finger of off-white foam. Nose is malt, some banana esters, and a hint of hop. Taste is a bit bitter with an astringent finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. It’s okay. I wouldn’t turn one down.
stevoj (5049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Bottle from Trader Joes. Pour looks great, expectations dashed in short order. Aroma is musty and funky, taste follows with some wet paper and paste. Almost hits the mark, but falls short. glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Moderate cereal for the malt, light orange and soap for the hops and yeast. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber orange. Flavor is lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick with a lively carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. The mix of sweetness and astringency in the this DIPA is a little off-putting. jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at Half Marathon Tasting - May 16th. Pours a bright reddish orange with thin white lacing. Aroma is spice, fruity caramel and lots of belgian characteristics - spicy fruit, banana, clove, etc. Mouthfeel is medium to soft, not abrasive really, but lots of banana and spice. Some metal as well. $2 beer? Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Some hops but very little for xxipa. Same with flavor no big hop oiliness nor much of a malt character. Light and lean in mouthfeel. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bomber as Boatswain - hazy orange - decent lace - outside of the appearance, it’s pretty uninspiring - watery, stale - smells like orange juice, stale malts, circus peanuts (the candy) - flavor is sweet, but also somewhat sourish - minimal hops presence - juice fruit gum - kind of metallic finish - all over the place and not that good.