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Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 28.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mactrail on 11-20-2011)
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MarioM

California

2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz Bomber served in pint glass

A: Golden dark yellow, cloudy and no head, almost flat looking.

S: Malt, sweet and a lot of alcohol. The first thing that came to mind was Steel Reserve and or malt liquor.

T: Malty, bitter and fruitiness but no balance. A lot o f alcohol but not much else.

M: Bitter and alcoholic aftertaste that lingers for a while.

O: Glad I got my curiosity out of the way since it seemed like such a great deal, but... too good to be true. Classic case of getting what you paid for. Now time to chug and move on to the next brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 02:35:37 | More by MarioM
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MisterE

Florida

3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a 22 oz bomber at TJ's for $2.49

A: pours a semi-clear copper color with a solid two-finger head that disappears slowly

S: more sweet than hoppy, actually almost fruity

T: subtle and well-balanced - a little sweet at first, followed by grassy hops bite

M: medium mouthfeel (not thin) with moderate carbonation

D: very easy to enjoy all 22 ounces, even more so as it warms

After reading some of the reviews here, my expectations were low, but this is a fairly good DIPA, especially at this price.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 23:14:30 | More by MisterE
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Lukass

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

01-03-2013 01:25:21 | More by Lukass
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nUgZ

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber poured into a Nonic.

A: Pours a hazy medium golden color with a 1 finger head and not much lacing to speak of.

S: Smells mostly of malts and alcohol. Almost like a malt liquor.

T: Sweet malts and not much hops to speak of. Definitely not an ideal DIPA.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Quite disappointing as far as DIPA's go. Not a drain pour, but not one I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:32:00 | More by nUgZ
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Captainawesome56

California

1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

12-17-2012 19:34:49 | More by Captainawesome56
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CEDAMA

California

1/5  rDev -62.3%

12-17-2012 03:37:30 | More by CEDAMA
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

3.33/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as a Christmas gift (thanks Jason!) as it was recommended by the beer store for someone that loves good craft beer, so I was very eager to try it. Review #100.

Appearance – Pours a clear, golden amber color with a good head and a thin-medium lacing. So far, so good!

Smell – Smells more like a strong adjunct than an IPA, with a hint of mild rubbing alcohol. Not your typical DIPA, but not as bad as I probably made it sound.

Taste – Again a strong adjunct flavor with a little rubbing alcohol. Malty, but not much hoppiness for a DIPA. I really don't think this is a DIPA but that's what the bottle says. Nevertheless, it's still a decent beer.

Mouthfeel – A little thicker and creamier than your typical DIPA with medium-light carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty good!

Drinkability – Not a typical DIPA. Very easy drinking for an 8.4% beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 04:22:46 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent sized white head with moderate retention. The aroma is quite malty for a double IPA, toffee and caramel with a bit of earthy spicy hops. Wow yeah the flavor holds the same lack of hops that the aroma did. Sweet toffee and sugary malt with a bit of earth and spice and nothing really nice. Medi8um body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Honestly where are the hops? Not a bad beer, just bland and too sweet for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 03:00:10 | More by johnnnniee
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +13.2%

12-08-2012 01:49:37 | More by WhitmansNiece
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ChanChan

California

1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

12-07-2012 20:21:07 | More by ChanChan
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

12-04-2012 22:02:09 | More by RelentlessLefty
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, copper-brown coloring with a sparse, light, white, filmy coating on the surface. Aromas of rich, sweet caramel and a touch of floral hops. The nose is very unbalanced. Flavors are very forward, with a huge malty profile of toffee and caramel initially. Peppery and slightly hoppy, but once again that is overpowered by the malt profile. Unbalanced and all over the palate, there are sharp components that blast through the mid-bodied mouthfeel. There is a tangy, slightly bitter aftertaste that is awkward in mouth. Frothy, slightly watered down finish. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 00:47:11 | More by GarthDanielson
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-27-2012 01:21:03 | More by TypsiYpsi
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MadScientist

New York

1.93/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: A medium copper with excellent clarity. The persistent head is light tan head with a good head stand.

S: Too estery with moderate smells like bananas but diminishes somewhat as it sits. There is a slight medicinal character, band-aid like. You've got to dig deep to find the hops there even buried under the flowery alcohol aroma which is the only pleasant smell to be found.

T: More fruit flavors with a moderate bitterness and a soapy flavor combining to be pretty harsh. Very little hops flavor with a moderately-strong caramel malt flavor. The balance is slight bitter with harsh edge. The aftertaste is of bitterness and caramel. The finish is medium, edging toward the sweet.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. S low astringency and slickness on the palate.

O: I couldn't choke this one down as the first beer of the night do to the soap flavor mixed with the bitterness. Even if this beer died of old age a couple of years back, which would explain the lack of hops aroma and flavor, It was still a flawed beer. I hate to slam a beer but if this was a home brew I'd suggest a number of potential sources of error including; check sanitation, watch the fermentation temperature, use a high alpha acid hops, use food grade rubber hoses, rinse sanitizing solution thoroughly and of course pitch a healthy active starter. It's not infected just off.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:13:43 | More by MadScientist
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buckyp

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-25-2012 01:01:33 | More by buckyp
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have read the reviews below and while I agree that this beer is definitely poor for a Double IPA, it is FAR from a sink pour. The stuff that first time brewers bring to my brewers club meeting, now those are sink pours. Boatswain Double IPA is a strong ale, weighing in with a 8.4 ABV. The appearance is an attractive amber with clarity and slight lacing. Smell is underwhelming with very little hop aroma, very malty. The taste is pleasant, lacking the hop flavor one would associate with a Double IPA; flavor is underwhelming but there is a booziness that's associated with strong ales. Mouth feel is medium-heavy, coating the tongue and palate, smooth without any bite. Carbonation seems low. As stated earlier, it is poor for a double IPA but still pleasant and drinkable.
UPDATE: Tried another bottle recently and did not enjoy this nearly as much as I did when I first reviewed it. What i can taste most prevalently is the alcoholic burn that comes with using dextrose as an adjunct to raise the ABV%, a cheap and unappealing taste that comes with the territory of a $1.99 bomber I suppose. This is not craft beer, it's a cheap buzz that tastes nothing like a double IPA should.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 02:57:13 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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mychalg9

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.5%

11-15-2012 22:27:04 | More by mychalg9
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mjryan

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber coloured, small head with sticky lace. Yeast heavy aroma. Peach and pear esters. Slight diacetyl and a bit of nail polish remover. Citrus and hay aroma from the hops, but rather mild. Pear and alcohol flavours. Again, yeast dominates. Malt has a light honey character. Hops gain traction here. Lemon zest and green. Butterscotch. Finishes off dry and bitter. Clean aftertaste for the most part. Reminds me of pale ales from Shipyard, Geary's and Pyramid. Peach and pear esters, butterscotch, nail polish remover. Sounds bad, but isn't really. Typical Ringwood. At 1.99 for 22oz it's an okay beer. I'm enjoying it well enough. A poor example of a DIPA, but who cares? It's cheap, strong as fuck, hoppy and slightly below average. Like malt liqour for hop heads. I'm not complaining.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 23:42:42 | More by mjryan
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

11-12-2012 14:52:15 | More by Rekrule
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dragonflygirl

Illinois

1.43/5  rDev -46%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

We bought at trader joes looked like a good deal for a bomber. We hate to be beer snobs but it does taste like the purchase price. Underwhelming taste, smell and mouthfeel. The color of beer is a golden amber, slight haze, minimal head. For $1.99 I would not purchase again, in fact, I poured rest of it down the drain (and we don't like to waste any beer).

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:52:46 | More by dragonflygirl
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1 inch velvety custard head with long life. Body looks like iced tea in mass tone but a slightly hazed amber held to the light. Smells if malt, light pine hops, and tropical fruit. Taste mirrors smell but is lighter than expected. Slight melon rind taste in the finish. Nice enough beer but not really a double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 03:04:29 | More by MoreThanWine
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +50.9%

11-03-2012 00:32:35 | More by milkbone_underwear
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

10-25-2012 23:59:12 | More by bzach
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secondtooth

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This delightfully-priced ($2.49 a bomber at Trader Joe's Louisville) imperial IPA is an impressively boozy 8.4% ABV, but fails on all other levels.

It pours a hazy, cloudy amber, with a decent two-finger head of off-white suds and a fair fence-post lacing. Not awful there.

Nose is mild somehow, though. I don't get a lot of hoppiness. Maybe a hint, but almost more of an adjunct corniness. Huh?

Taste is way off balance. This one is heavily malted and boozy. Really disappointing! I can hear an old lady buzzing "Where's the hops?" here. Maybe my bottle was old, but maybe not. A grossly imbalanced IPA and only a good deal if you want to get drunky-drunk.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 22:53:57 | More by secondtooth
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

1.18/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bought the bomber for $2 plus change at Trader Joe's. Code 13 251 12, whatever the heck that means. Served cold in a standard pint glass at the same temperature.

Odd bitterness, very vegetal and green. Like boiled brussel sprouts. Thin, watery, and flat.
Pretty disgusting. Not much else to say. No redeeming qualities aside from the price, and that's meaningless when the quality is this poor.

Bottle claims "Our Double IPA has a pleasant bitterness from the extra hops. This is one big, bold beer!" Whoever wrote this obviously has no idea what 'pleasant bitterness', 'big', 'bold', etc, mean. No way would anyone who's ever had such a thing ever confuse this with a pale ale, much less an IPA, much much less a DOUBLE IPA. Like someone boiled some vegetables, added a bit of color, and carbonated it half-way to what a beer should be carbonated to. It's THAT bad.

Absolutely an epic fail, Trader Joe's. Unbelievably bad.

DRAINPOUR! BLEH! AVOID! GROSS!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 01:45:47 | More by BeerNinja007
Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer from Minhas Craft Brewery
64 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.