Boatswain American IPA | Minhas Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by smcolw on 12-17-2011

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Ranking:
#44,760
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
318
pDev:
25.74%
 
 
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2
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Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of northwestdr
2.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

*Note: The can states this was "Brewed & Canned by: RHINELANDER BREWING CO. LLC. MONROE WI 53566."* Purchased at Trader Joe's; poured from a can into a pint glass. It's quite inexpensive. It's a clear, honey color, with above-average carbonation which causes tiny bubbles to rise continuously from the bottom of the glass. Unremarkable head.

It smells grainy. The taste is so-so, a bit below average. It's fairly bitter due to its hop content, but it also has a prominent woody malt character which doesn't taste fresh to me. A hint of a chemical or plastic taste, bordering on rancid. Compared to the IPAs I imbibe regularly, it's subpar.

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Photo of FxLB
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dalkri
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 3luonsfan
2.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Got swept up by the price and label promising not just an IPA, but an American IPA. Normally my sweet spot. This was neither. Not awful , but when you’re anticipating APA flavors and get this sweet, malty, ESB like mouthful...I may give the other five away.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.97/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The ipa and the double ipa are not terrible but they taste and feel more like an esb to me. Very malt forward and not super hoppy. Not the greatest ipa but not a bad beer for the money

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Photo of zotzot
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hommeside2
3.69/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Reminiscent of lagunitas ipa. Super cheap Trader Joe's session option.

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Photo of Chewy007
1.2/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Pours very dark for an IPA, looks like a watered down Guineas. Initially a flat taste followed by and overwhelming taste of bitter, burnt hoops. It literally gave me goose bumps. This is my first ever drain poor.

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Photo of MGoeltz
3.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.48/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of salsashark99
2.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of C_Adams
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmccraney
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheGent
2.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Goldfish175
1.53/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Really bitter. Not good...

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.8/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

One of the most brutal ipas I've ever had. Pours a color that is darker than most, usually if you're gonna cheap out on an ipa, you cheap out all around, but here right away it looks like it might have more malt or at least a heavier degree of roasted malt than your average ipa. Its solidly orange and amber to even auburn. Small 1/6" white head. Aroma is totally devoid of dry hopping. There is a mighty metallic presence on the nose.

Taste, eee gad, this was all bitterness. Like maybe they found the highest alpha acid hop and used it. All bitterness. You don't even get grapefruit flavors here, its all copper penny and alcohol. And I don't mean like a boozy alcohol, I mean a rubbing alcohol type of melding with copper.

In terms of style, its disgusting and one of the worst ipas I've ever drunk.

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Photo of DanT
2.74/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Advertised as an "American IPA," it just doesn't fit the style. It tastes more like a highly hopped Oktoberfest bier. Cloudy but otherwise pleasant orange/amber color. Nose resembles a sweet Bavarian lager. Taste is highly malty and sweet with a good dose of bitterness to balance it. The hops lean toward the spicy with an odd aftertaste. If you want a cheap beer that's way better than Bud, buy it. But if you're jonesing for an IPA, look elsewhere.

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Photo of emerge077
2.42/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Hazy dark orange, nearly brown. Thin patchy skim, no lace.
Apple juice and alcohol aroma, closer to malt liquor than an IPA.
Tastes gross, bitter apple seeds, alcohol, weird acrid aftertaste.
Slick and thin, aftertaste hangs on the palate and doesn’t go away.
Not even close to an IPA, pretty terrible and just a bad beer all around.
Not surprising as this is contract-brewed at Minhas.

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Photo of peachy-tay
3.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dada100
2.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tjb14
2.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PurpleEagle90
3.65/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elneely88
3.21/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bb-magic
2.76/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Boatswain American IPA from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 318 ratings