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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
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:
No notes at this time.

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

02-02-2014 03:25:35 | More by paulish
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semaj

Florida

2/5  rDev -26.2%

01-08-2014 03:28:37 | More by semaj
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

12-31-2013 23:13:05 | More by HopHeadRyan
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev +10.7%

12-29-2013 05:26:15 | More by tommy5
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dmk91

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17%

12-13-2013 20:33:57 | More by dmk91
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largadeer

California

1/5  rDev -63.1%

11-26-2013 06:50:51 | More by largadeer
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notchucknorris

California

2.25/5  rDev -17%

11-05-2013 06:35:49 | More by notchucknorris
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

11-02-2013 05:45:57 | More by ThirstySavage
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TheMarkE

California

2.99/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:12:45 | More by TheMarkE
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -26.2%

09-14-2013 22:24:14 | More by pisomojado8
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -53.9%

08-22-2013 01:57:22 | More by runawaycyborg
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

just had a half glass from the neighbor, not really enough to do a full, decent review, but i had to say something, because i think this is getting a bum rap. it isn't the most awesome beer on the planet, but for a killer price, it does rather well. i'd say its quality is in the $4.50 range. flavors are a bit simple, strong, not refined, and i got the impression it would go a bit astray as it warmed, but keep it cool on a late summer night, and i think it'll be worth giving a try. it's not like it's priced in 120 minute territory.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 06:50:02 | More by lighthabit
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ckollias

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this beer out of a pub glass

A: copper hue with a thin white head leads to a wispyace and no trail.

S: musky hop aroma.

T: crisp musky bitter flavored followed by some off malt flavor and finishes sweet and dry.

M: medium body and medium carbonation

O: not a very well rounded beer - lots of off flavored and the hoppy punch not there.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 16:40:30 | More by ckollias
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Samaurer23

California

2/5  rDev -26.2%

07-29-2013 21:21:26 | More by Samaurer23
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

07-25-2013 01:59:32 | More by jmmy3
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stonewild

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-24-2013 21:50:05 | More by stonewild
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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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Broseph

Minnesota

1.6/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I purchased this beer from Trader Joe's in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota after finding Steel Toe Brewing closed on Monday so I couldn't fill my growler. There was a sharply dressed man stocking up on these in 22oz form so I asked how it was. He replied favorably so I grabbed one for the fridge. At $1.99 for 22oz of 6.7% IPA, I had little to lose, right? Lesson learned. This was a classic "if it sounds too good to be true, it is" scenario.

The next day I poured half the bottle into my trusty pint glass and could immediately smell the boozy aroma. It poured a nice dark golden with a very small head that dissipated immediately. At first sip I was overpowered by the alcohol taste, which never improved and made it tough to finish my glass. As the beer warmed from fridge temp, it only got worse and I had to dump the bottle. Not much going on here for hops to mask this either.

If anyone from Trader Joe's in SLP reads this, please realize that the best IPA in the state is brewed 1/2 a mile from your door at Steel Toe Brewing. Yes, its more money, but Boatswain is giving a bad name to your selection and American IPAs in general.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 16:32:40 | More by Broseph
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SnaxStL

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

06-30-2013 16:00:01 | More by SnaxStL
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Ejayz

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-18-2013 03:10:14 | More by Ejayz
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3/5  rDev +10.7%

06-07-2013 02:53:57 | More by CreedeSon
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dabeanman310

California

2.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

If you like craft beer dont buy! Is it horrible. To me yes. I mean I rate it better than a bud or miller lite but I dont buy something that is marketed as a craft beer and tastes like crap. Okay... If you are into the american beers ( miller, bud, busch) look the other way because this is a real improvement. Here it goes if you actuall like actual all malt beers.

Aroma was sweet and honestly straight up awful! Smells like a hopped up bud. The taste isnt much different than the added some darker color grains (along with there rice). Really hated this beer just because its market in trader joes as a craft beer and sewer. Craft my ass!! My beer is 100X better than this shit. I buy craft beer to be inspired not to have a beergasim and die of this shitty beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 06:02:49 | More by dabeanman310
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Asics

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-16-2013 10:55:44 | More by Asics
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JayQue

Virginia

3.34/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer. As an IPA, it is very mediocre. Thin mouthfeel, weak nose, lacking in hoppy goodness. As a session type beer, labeled as an ESB instead of an IPA and considering it is $1.99 for a 22 oz bomber, this is not bad at all!!!!

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear copper color, medium size fizzy white head with spotty lacing and average retention. The aroma is just not there as an IPA. Call it something else and it is more acceptable....light grassy and floral hops and a little biscuity/bready malt.

Taste is fine (as an ESB or Amber Ale, but not an IPA). Grassy and floral hops, some bitterness but not the hop bomb that the term AIPA conjures up. Nice balance between biscuity/toasty malt and the mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin for an IPA, more acceptable for another style. Nice balance, somewhat crisp and refreshing.

For a $1.99 22 ouncer, Trader Joe's has done pretty well. As a lawnmower beer/summer quencher...not bad at that price. Not a particularly impressive IPA though.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:05:23 | More by JayQue
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fastrodney

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

05-08-2013 00:23:06 | More by fastrodney
Boatswain American I.P.A. from Minhas Craft Brewery
65 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.