ChiGuy68 (599) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Tasted from a 22oz. bottle under the name Boatswain American IPA. Poured a rich amber with a foamy, beige head, but this beer by any other name..... should still be avoided. pablo951 (671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
I had this beer out of a bottle, but it was titled Boatswain American IPA. It had a creamy beige head that was quite foamy. It had a watery caramel taste to it with a stale beer aroma. I was not that impressed. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Bakersfield called Boatswain American IPA. Nose is light citrus with mild grassy notes along with a hint of caramel malt. Clear copper with a big, heavy lacing, long lasting offwhite head. Flavor is light bitterness with some contrasting caramel sweetness. Finishes with a small bitter hint. not bad drinking for $1.99 but not nearly as aromatic or flavorful as most other IPAs I drink. sawbuck (732) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Boatswain trader joe version. Aromas of caramel, grass, bread, although mild Nice looking amber, orange, in color...head fades fast. First taste is heavy sweetness. Laced with caramel, malty flavor which isn’t bad...but not typical american ipa. Thin, slick body. Finishes with barely there bitterness...not at all balanced with the sweetness. Promising begining, poor finish. mzaar (3460) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad mot konjak. Gigantiskt vitt skum, som också nästan vägrar att dra sig tillbaka. Snyggt, men lite man får inte ha bråttom att smaka på ölen. Torkad frukt, karamell, citrus och grape når näsan. Mot gommen smålunkar fram russin, plommon, apelsinmarmelad, citrus och sljus sirap. Låter bättre än det är, för även om det är en helt klart drickbar IPA, så finns där något artificiellt över den som inte ger höga betyg.
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle from Laurie thornecb (5907) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus, malts and spices
Taste: Caramel, herbal, finishes bitter
OK, but not good.
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Mild citrus aromas. Dry with sour fruits and bitter earth front to back. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Not a bad APA, hoppy, smooth, came cheap at trader joes so was a good bang for the buck obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Fusel alcohol dominated nose with caramel, moss, and cherry notes. Hazy copper, thin head. Alcohol noticeable. Vague bitterness, very artificial flavor. Grainy finish. Passable as an IPA, but obviously cheaply made. At $1.99 a bomber, it’s a worthwhile introduction to styles other than pale lagers for those on a budget. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours amber with a thin wispy white head. Notes of sweet hop resin, pale malt, light caramel, citrus.