Beastwhite315 (33) - - JAN 15, 2015
Not a huge IPA fan because they use too much Cascade. Even though they claim lots of hops, I don't see it being too hoppy. Very balanced flavor, low hop aroma. Very different flavor. Can't determine the hops they use.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a head that lasts. A nice malt aroma behind a pleasant hoppiness. Wonderful hop flavor but would like more malt in the background. Medium body, moderate bitterness. Nicely done. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light orange with a creamy white head. Earthy cereal grain and orange aroma. Tastes of grapefruit candied orange peel and caramel with a sweet earthy cereal grain and fruit finish and a thick sticky palate. There’s not enough hops for an IPA and it tends far to the sweet side instead of the bitter, but for a $2 bomber it’s actually not bad and the taste is quite pleasant. If you’re expecting an IPA you will be disappointed. If you pretend it’s some other style, it’s worth the 2 bucks. euniceradio (558) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottled as Boatswain American IPA. Poured into nonic pint. Hazy amber with nice shaving cream head. Aroma of caramel, nutshells, cedar wood and apple. Taste is malty sweet, caramel cherry and no bitter to be found. Probably should be labeled an American Brown Ale. NOT AN IPA. However, it is light, malty and delicious. Watery mouthfeel. MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Got a bottle labelled as "Boatswain American IPA" at Trader Joes. Only $2.49 for a 22 oz bottle! - Hard to pin it down, but the alias links to this. Pours out a medium copper color. Light malty aromas. Flavor has a good malty start with a decent bitter hop balance. Lingering roasty notes. Very smooth and drinkable. Not too sweet or too sticky. Even more attractive at this price! I would get this again.
marcus (10560) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours cloudy copper with an attractive beige head and a citrus aroma. There is an initial bready caramel malt flavor with a poor seque to musty hop bitterness. Overall, a decent IPA with minor flaws. Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest, floral notes and light pink grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Easy to drink flavor. Lots of good hoppy flavor. Good all around flavor. Easy to drink. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber - labeled as Boatswain American IPA. Murky, dark orange pour, sticky off-white head - nice lacing. Aroma has a touch of booziness, a brief hint of spruce. Very malt-oriented IPA - flavor has some malty sweet biscuit-like accents, a touch of light citrus bitterness, some white grapes in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid for a $3 bomber! DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
22 oz. bomber sold as Rhinelander Boatswain American IPA, $1.99 at Trader Joe’s. Okay, i can respect a beer from Minhas. I took a picture of the bottle with a full glass, and over the past few minutes have been taking in a smell of resiny, almost green hops. Poured a brownish-amber body under a dense white head. Up close, the hop smell lessens, and there’s a bit more malt. Taste is a little better than I’d expect. A lot of pinprick carbonation helps deliver the hops in the form of pine and a bit grass. Nicely managed hops, and just a little bit more than the squeamish would want to try. A great beer for the price. Considering I’ll reuse the bomber if I can ever get homebrewing again, that’s extra value.