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Boatswain American I.P.A. - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Boatswain American I.P.A.
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65
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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 26.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 12-17-2011)
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Reviews by scootny:
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scootny

New York

3.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A 22 oz bottle for less that $2.50? I'm in. Thick full head with lots of lace and a nice clear deep copper color. Smell is mild an malty with a goodly amount of grains and caramel. Notes of toffee and english ale yeast fruitiness. A touch of alcohol. Taste is not bad. Not great but certainly drinkable and a galaxy above what is offered by BMC at this price point. Body is like a big pale ale with lots of caramel/toffee and an alcohol finish. Hops are quite mild and earthy. Short finish with a dry tea leaf bitterness Certainly firm but not what is generally in the realm of what is the norm for IPAs these days. Feel is nice with decent weight and gentle but persistent carbonation. Does it set the world on fire? No. Does it give quality flavor with drinking satisfaction at a rock bottom price? You Betcha'!. A decent mildy hopped IPA leaning more toward an English interpretation of the style than American. drink it with that in mind and you will be happy.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 02:38:40 | More by scootny
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brvosburg


3.75/5  rDev +38.4%

07-12-2014 05:41:02 | More by brvosburg
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-12-2014 00:44:36 | More by Brasso
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risendragon

New Hampshire

3.16/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a standard glass. I had this sitting around for a few weeks and decided to pop it open last night.

A- Orange/amber, more on the amber side.

S- Hops galore, a decent mix of citrus and floral notes. Not bad overall.

T- Malty, bready, the hops come through at the very end with the bitterness accompanied by the strong citrus from the nose. It almost seemed like the brewers threw in bittering hops but nothing else just to give it its IPA name. I was expecting the citrus to be up front instead of at the end.

M- Somewhat cloying, reminiscent of an English IPA.

O- A decent IPA, not bad but not earth-shattering either. I guess if your significant other wanted to get into what an IPA is like this might be a good starter IPA. Not too shabby for a $2.50 brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 22:55:57 | More by risendragon
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +38.4%

07-09-2014 02:34:21 | More by Dougwillhike
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egoo33

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2014 02:54:15 | More by egoo33
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.66/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boatswain American IPA has a rather thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange appearance, some bubbles, and not much lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild citrus (think about orange peel), and white bread crust, with possibly a caramelized sugar note. Taste is of all that, with a bitterness that comes across as nowhere near a 79 IBU, but it’s there to at least balance the beer. Mouthfeel is on the light side, and Boatswain American IPA finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. For a store-brand India Pale Ale, this is a pleasant surprise.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 14:47:48 | More by RonaldTheriot
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep bronze amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bready, slightly biscuity malt, overripe stone fruit, no hops that I can detect. Taste is mild biscuit malt, tart orangey citrus and fusel oils or odd esters with mild citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The effect of the hops is masked by the other odd flavors. Medium bodied. I was hoping for a ESB type experience after detecting no hops in the aroma, but this just isn't that pleasant. There is some tartness that may indicate a bad bottle, but perhaps it is just the hops or errors in brewing. I've generally felt that the beers brewed for Trader Joe's where not that great, but accurately delivered on the expectation of a decent, cheap version of each variety. This is just not very good. I hope it's a bad bottle, but will not try it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 03:11:16 | More by LiquidAmber
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RJLarse

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Boatswain American IPA in a grocery store (Trader Joe's). Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a brinze color, clear, with a thin off-white head.

Smell is a sweet caramel scent, with a hint of pine.

Taste is a heavy malt presence. Sweet bread flavors, followed by a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying.

Overall I think this is a better brew than previous ratings would indicate. It's a sweet IPA and not the hop bomb some people might be looking for in the style. It is very good in it's own right.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 00:20:57 | More by RJLarse
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

06-06-2014 06:09:42 | More by KevMo84
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trubeernick

California

2/5  rDev -26.2%

05-31-2014 05:45:16 | More by trubeernick
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ruckus232

Illinois

3/5  rDev +10.7%

05-28-2014 23:52:39 | More by ruckus232
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-26-2014 06:23:55 | More by Hoggo
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sjh207

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2014 01:12:30 | More by sjh207
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Graham_D_Dillon

New York

3.4/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Don't know much about IPAs or beer in general. I was surprised to see its rating so low on here. I wasn't expecting it to be in the 90s since not much is going on, especially since it's an IPA and I expected more because of that but it's not a bad beer. If the price is right, I think this beer is not a bad choice but for 3.75 at 22oz when I can get 24oz of Genny for .99, I'll go with the Genny. If it was lower though, I'd spring for it here and there though as it's not an overly bitter IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 23:09:11 | More by Graham_D_Dillon
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Nich7601

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

05-16-2014 23:02:24 | More by Nich7601
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Mark4prez20

Michigan

2/5  rDev -26.2%

04-28-2014 12:41:46 | More by Mark4prez20
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

04-21-2014 01:13:09 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

$2.29 bomber at Trader Joe's poured into my tulip glass (in 2 servings). Nice amber hue, and a finger of tan head (retained pretty well) and some nice lacing. Good looking brew. Unfortunately, I had to smell it next. Very light hop aroma for anything saying IPA (just a c-hair of a citrus whif). My perennial favorite... wet cardboard rounded out the nose. Gladly, wet cardboard didn't make the flavor profile. Mostly maltiness and a bit of molasses, with a bit (not enough) bittering applied. Heavy handed on the malt. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Overall, not quite 'okay', though let me amend... if you are not looking for a craft beer experience, and are looking for a buzz, this beer can be liberally applied as a cost-saving measure. Not a bad deal if you are just looking for a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 15:51:41 | More by Mikus
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stealth

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -26.2%

04-13-2014 11:45:55 | More by stealth
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +10.7%

03-15-2014 19:50:48 | More by tdm168
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +10.7%

03-03-2014 01:22:17 | More by dcbeers
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

02-25-2014 00:32:00 | More by gregu2
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev +10.7%

02-23-2014 03:42:11 | More by DOCRW
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev +10.7%

02-16-2014 01:03:07 | More by fredmugs
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Boatswain American I.P.A. from Minhas Craft Brewery
65 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.