andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
This review is for Boatswain American IPA. I bought this at Trader Joes because it was $2 for a bomber. I got what I paid for, it's not very good, I've made home brews that tasted better...and I'm a horrible home brewer. DocLock (11190) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Hazy straw orangy pour with nose of orange marmalade, hops, caramel malt. Tasted of caramel malt, cloying fruit, hops. Mediocre. Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Deep Copper Color, Huge Bubbly Head Leaves Lots Of Lacing. almost nothing, really faint malt aroma. Sweet, malt caramel, just a hint of hops. Pretty much wrong for the style. Pass It. BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
This great looking golden brown IPA has a very mild aroma. It has that typical hop bitterness but it doesn't go overboard and is well balanced with a malt smokiness. 650ml for $1.99 is a great deal
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone McGarnigle (657) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Mine is Thumper American IPA like in the picture, but no Minhas to be found. Rhinelander. An inexpensive bomber. As pretty much everyone says, this isn’t an especially good IPA. It certainly isn’t fiercely hopped. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad beer, just a poor example of the style. Decent body. Fruity hop flavor, but low bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit like sucking on a piece of candy.
hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle on 061813. Clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma has grain, caramel, alcohol and burnt plastic. Taste is light bitter and has some caramel malt and alcohol as well. Braudog (6907) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle at the brewery. A copper beer. Drinks with decent mouthfeel and a middle of the road citric acidity. Decent, average example of the APA style. Not great, but among the better examples I tried at Minhas. (#5120, 7/3/2013) bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
650ml bottle from Depot, under Bad Hare American IPA. 6.8%. Clear yellow pour with a bubbly white head. medium-strong carbonation. Bitter hops balanced by crisp and lingering sweetness. Aroma was also much stronger, sweet peach/apricot smell. Decent. Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
A very carbonated ipa. Has a sweet aftertaste and a bitter start. Smells fruity. Not something I would get again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cachobrewski (25) - MEXICO - JUL 2, 2013
Nice 1/4 head that dissipates pronto. The aroma disappoints due to a lack of hop liveliness or presence. Overpowered by malt (caramel, quite a lot, and some crisp breadiness, sort of like a soft cake) and just a tad of sweet fruit hops, no citrus and faint resin in my perception, or merely the hops were octagenary. Some grassiness from dry hopping, but only when searching for it.
Taste is extremely sweet and doesn’t make me believe the 79 IBUs reported. Good medium body and, surpresively, a sweet yet balanced and long end that doesn’t cloy. It makes an acceptable Ale, specially for the prize, but would never call it an american IPA.