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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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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smcolw on 12-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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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.

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Appearance: Copper colored with moderate foam and lacing.

Smell: Malt, with a hint of hops.

Taste: Sweet malts, with a hint of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: Watery, medium bodied, and slightly metallic. The only real semblance this has to an IPA is the bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Fair. It’s a cheap Trader Joe’s beer, and it’s drinkable. That’s about the best I can say about it.

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