Boatswain American I.P.A. - Minhas Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
3.16/5 rDev +16.6%
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!
07-09-2014 22:55:57 | More by risendragon
3.66/5 rDev +35.1%
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.
06-24-2014 14:47:48 | More by RonaldTheriot
3/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
06-22-2014 03:11:16 | More by LiquidAmber
3.48/5 rDev +28.4%
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.
06-09-2014 00:20:57 | More by RJLarse
3.4/5 rDev +25.5%
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.
05-21-2014 23:09:11 | More by Graham_D_Dillon
2.83/5 rDev +4.4%
$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.
04-13-2014 15:51:41 | More by Mikus
Boatswain American I.P.A. from Minhas Craft Brewery
65 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.