Ronritter (726) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
By now we know: it’s a $2 special at Trader Joe’s. The other "Boatswain" beers have turned out pretty good, so what does this one have? A clean copper pour under a big foamy IPA head. Smell has a slight trace of soap, otherwise, a decent malt nose, but not much in the way of hops. Taste has an initial note of hard candy, which is hard to shake after the first few sips. Some resiny hop notes, but they are kind of buried. At least there is a big malty taste, with a play of alcohol. As a $2 beer, it’s okay. As an Imperial IPA, I wouldn’t recommended it.
12oz bottle dark gold pour off white head aroma funky vegetable and light citrus taste is same funk with a bit of hop bitterness Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2017
12oz can labeled Boatswain Double IPA, picked up at Trader Joe’s Nie (117) - - APR 29, 2017
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and sugar. Flavor is sweet malts, cardboard, caramel with a mild bitter finish
A cheap 6 pack, but I can’t finish a can. Glad I only bought a single can.
Six pack branded as Boatswain Double IPA. Can to cup. Sweet floral aroma, honey. Metallic hops, apple, scotch. deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2017
Can. Pours a clear orange with a light gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong biscuit and earthy grain with a hint of grass backing. Flavor has lots of bread and biscuit with grass and a hint of earthy citrus. hershiser2 (3230) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2017
83 cent can from Trader Joes. Canned as Boatswain Double IPA. Pours orange with a large beige head. Aroma of citrus, light spice, bubblegum, glue, coriander. Meh.
robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 30, 2017
(12oz can) - Soapy looking head. Clear body the color of dark golden with orange mixed in. Light aroma of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is unpleasant. Sort of oxidized with bitter traits. Lingers on the palate much longer than I’d hope for. Thankfully I only bought a single can. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
$2.29 bomber from Trader Joe’s. Mostly clear orange with an average white head and lacing. Aroma is sweeter with oranges, pine, yeast, and bubblegum. Taste is make forward. Sweet malts blend with mild citrus and pine. Very thin and bland overall with a dry finish. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle (as "Rhinelander" Imperial Jack) picked up at Woodman’s in Beloit for the ridiculous and mind-boggling price of $2.50 and consumed cold from the fridge from a Flying Fish pint. Pours a small to moderate white head atop a light amber, very clear body, leaving bare hints of lacing as it decays with moderate speed...weak sugary nose - brown sugar and maybe honey, a hint of thyme, some plastic qualities...surprisingly not as sweet on the tongue, though still a bit sugary - some woody/dry qualities throughout, a bit of caramelized malt, just a touch of sourness and acidity...dry finish, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, low to moderate carbonation. I was kind of expecting horrible after my last couple of Minha’s experiences, so with those low expectations...well, it’s passable at best. robobeerbelly (78) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2016 Smell is great. The like a strong bock with a very bitter finish. Just a little too strong for me. Ungstrup (37561) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruit, leading to a bitter finish.