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Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 28.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 11-20-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-18-2013 21:12:06 | More by ButtomsUp
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

08-02-2013 00:53:26 | More by bluntedboywonder
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

07-31-2013 03:12:06 | More by grittybrews
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

07-26-2013 14:51:41 | More by fellowrs
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

07-25-2013 01:58:48 | More by jmmy3
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

07-23-2013 13:40:05 | More by duceswild
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

07-20-2013 18:06:32 | More by mendvicdog
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2013 06:14:11 | More by oriolesfan4
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy; amber/orange; huge frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Weak malt; faint bread

Taste: Sweet, juicy malt on start; warming alcohol with good nuttiness in mid; finishes sweet with hoppy bitterness lingering; pretty crisp and refreshing

Remarks: Surprisingly tasty for a low-cost beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 02:21:59 | More by IchLiebeBier
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-04-2013 03:23:46 | More by callmeishmALE
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

05-29-2013 14:19:05 | More by Drknight
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

05-26-2013 04:55:25 | More by ste5venla
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

This is an 8.40% abv beer that costs $1.99 and don't taste too bad. The review takes these points into consideration. This is not Pliny the Elder, Avery Maharaja or SN Torpedo Ale. A pleasant beer, not a great example of a DIPA. Pours a clear, light copper color with a good size, slightly off-white head. Pretty good head retention and lacing.

Aroma is somewhat Bud-like with adjunct ingredients and a little grassy hops.

Taste is somewhat better. The grassy hops are there and there is a bit of Belgian style flavor...I was thinking yeast but other reviewers are saying candi sugar. The adjunct/corn is somewhat present in the taste as well, but overall not bad. The missing ingredient is a heavy -duty hops presence. A little grassy hops, that is it.

Mouthfeel is rich enough, not watery as you would expect in a cheap beer. There is a touch of bitterness, but not enough for a DIPA.

For a buck ninety nine, this is worth a shot.

05-25-2013 01:23:30 | More by JayQue
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New Mexico

1.16/5  rDev -56.1%

Poured into wine goblet
A:clear dark amber. No carbination fat tan head dies kinda slowly good lacing but looks watery
S:Malty woody grain sweet fruit alcohol smell. This smell reminds me of cheap low grade beer. Like pbr.
T: soapy upfront acrid bitter grain alcohol not hop bitter. Slight malt backbone.some slight fruit esters The soapy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.
M: thin watery slick like old hard grease
O:Wow this is petty nasty.its hasrsh bitter soapy and greasy .Even the 8.5% ABV IS not a saving grace.I would actually rather have a PBR a least it's clean not soapy or grain alcohol like. This tastes like I should be stripping my wood funiture with it.Good if you want to get drunk and don't care HOW! Or why!

05-14-2013 04:26:06 | More by WalterHeisenberg
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2.76/5  rDev +4.5%

With this beer you get what you pay for. The taste is ok but there is absolutely no hop aroma and very little hop bitterness. Cannot really be considered an DIPA or really even an IPA due to the lack of hops. Good price for the 8.4% alcohol but you can find much better.

05-10-2013 22:49:21 | More by DunzDog
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-26-2013 20:39:15 | More by MilkManX
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2013 02:30:51 | More by grubefresh
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3.34/5  rDev +26.5%

Boatswain Double IPA "Twin Screw Steamer": Almost no nose. I expected some hop aroma, considering it's a DIPA. It' s a big beer at 8.4% ABV. It has a nice big malty flavor that sticks around on the aftertaste, along with a balanced hop presence and bitterness. It's just enough hop bite for my taste. At the pour, there was a good two fingers of creamy head, with excellent retention and good lace. Dark copper color. For two bucks a bomber, this is a solid brew. Don't let the low price keep you from it.

04-15-2013 07:35:38 | More by lynny
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2.08/5  rDev -21.2%

$2 a bomber?!? Expectations were not high.

It actually looks like a decent double IPA, albeit a bit too translucent.

Trouble starts at the smell. This is the only double IPA I have ever had that has virtually no hop smell at all. Frankly, it doesn't have much of an aroma at all. What little is there is all sweet malt.

Taste is all malt upfront with a slight bitter finish from what little hops must be in this.

Mouthfeel is far too thin for the style, but not outrageously bad.

Overall, you get what you pay for, apparently. Not the worst beer I have ever had, but you can't seriously call this a double IPA. I wouldn't even call it a regular IPA. more like a strong, malt forward pale ale. There are just not enough hops here for a double IPA distinction.

04-01-2013 21:29:47 | More by Jslay013
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2.39/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours clear pale amber with one finger of off white head. Modest lacing.
Smell is not bad just not much there. Slightly malty.
Taste is mild hops, with plenty of malts. Almost like a double Blond Ale if such a thing exists.
Mouthfeel is quite thin for the style.
Overall a tasty beer that doesn't belong in this style category. Also I never found the alcohol to be off putting.

03-15-2013 03:04:06 | More by Spikester
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3.65/5  rDev +38.3%

Twin Screw Steamer opens to a surprisingly malty nose, for a double IPA, for while there is a good bit of hop aroma in here, with grapefruit rind, as well as lighter touches of pine resin, lemon, and a faint bit of dandelion stem, the malts are perhaps stronger, bringing toast crust, biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, wet wheat, hay, grass, and a bit of toasted nut. Bits of orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters, as well as brown sugar, add further complexity. The aromas as a whole are, in addition, fairly light, regardless of hop-malt balance, and fast-fading, difficult to detect in an open bottle after a minute or two, and what’s left is mainly hay, with bits of sugar.

On the tongue, the beer proves far more flavorful than the nose let on, the initial flavors being a nice sugary, hoppy blend that brings pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, and lesser touches of pine resin, dandelion stem, and lemon from the hops, and a nice assortment of fruit esters, including orange, berry, cherry, apricot, and even touches of melon. A large swath of brown sugar adds further sweetness, and the grains add a nice backing layer of toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal. In subsequent sips the sugars aren’t quite as sweet, and a more bitter, piney hop note creeps in, as well as a more earthy, hay-like, grassy malt touch. The aftertaste is more of these latter notes, with even more of a pine resin hop overtone, and lingers on the tongue for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, fizzing up on the tongue.

Overall, this is a decent double IPA, though the weak nose is a strange beginning to what is otherwise a fairly flavorful beer. The flavors are good, and present in decent strength, but lack nuance, especially in the hops, which could use a few extra dimensions to bring a more full and round profile. Having said that, for roughly $2.50 a bomber at Trader Joe’s, you’re not going to get a much better flavor for the price, and the 8.4% ABV is also surprisingly high. Excellent bargain.

03-14-2013 18:54:48 | More by jondeelee
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

03-13-2013 02:25:42 | More by Herky21
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2.45/5  rDev -7.2%

Poured this Imperial IPA from a bottle into a pint glass. Ale poured a hazy copper color, produced an off white head, decent retention and it left some lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of caramel, nuts and a slight tint of hops. Medium in body, malted grain, caramel sweetness, fresh baked bread, apple, pear and some bitterness from the hops. Overall, This is not what i was expecting from an American brewed Imperial IPA- It seems as if they went for a super strong malt profile and used traditional English Hops. While some of the Boatswain Ales are decent, this one I was not a fan of.

03-12-2013 17:10:09 | More by GossageBrewery
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Just because the reviews were bad, I figured I would allow this one to age for about a year to see if it would develop some redeeming qualities. Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, the beer was a copper color with a white head. As far as side of the glass go, nothing was left behind by the foam. The aroma certainly was not a reflection of a DIPA. In fact, it was all wrong. It smelled like bananas. On the initial taste, I realize the other reviewers were pretty spot-on so good job BA community. Once I got past the rubbing alcohol burn, I noticed some citrus. In fact, reminded me of the weird aftertaste left by citrus gum. I did detect some malt and the thickness was fairly impressive, allowing this to stick around on the roof of the mouth.

This the type of craft beer that non-craft beer drinkers might be able to tolerate as it is pretty nondescript. Forking over $2.99 for a DIPA, you really do get what you pay for.

03-10-2013 01:40:31 | More by JohnnyHopps
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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

Drainpour (well, not literally: I'm saving it for use in baking and booking. but even that I'm not totally sure about.)

This stuff is just dreadful. I can't even speak well to the mouhtfeel, since I hate having it in my mouth: it tastes distinctly of rotten vegetables. No hops in evidence. If others hadn't also panned it, I'd assumed I got a rotten batch.

Hideous. Awful. Terrible.

And at that, a disappointment from Trader Joe's ($2.29) since they don't normally carry true ratpiss like this.

02-28-2013 21:54:59 | More by warmstorage
Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer from Minhas Craft Brewery
64 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.