Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)
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2.66/5
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481 Ratings
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,842
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
481
pDev:
27.44%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
78
Trade:
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Ratings: 481 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.47/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sally-the-drinker
2.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Beer has a caramel and orange color with a small head when poured. Smell has light caramel undertones to it with a caramel aftertaste. Smooth feel with little hops or carbonation. Respectable beer for its price, $4.99 for a 6-pack, and for its alcohol content, 8.4%. Would buy again if I want a decent beer at a good price.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.79/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Trader Joe's in OKC for $4.99 for a 6 pack of cans --- the cheapest beer I've bought in a long, long time.

Is this a great beer? No. It has too much malt and doesn't have enough interesting hops to be a DIPA in my opinion. And more than a bit unbalanced. Way too sweet IMHO.

But is it an astoundingly good value? YES (which gave it a good half point bump on all categories)

A giant leap forward when it comes to affordable yet tasty beers.

Positives - high ABV (definitely in the winter warmer territory, which is nice on a cold day like this), rich and plenty of malts.

Negatives - Not true to style. Maybe better labeled as a hop-heavy Belgian.

But.. I come back to the price! That forgives all of the problems in my book.

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Photo of andrew2112
5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It tastes look a good IPA and a nice Belgium had a super baby. I’m not getting the low ratings - this beer is awesome,best of both worlds.

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Photo of macnorma
3.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

I agree with those who mention this beer is mislabeled. Sure tastes like no DIPA I've had. I would love to see the grain bill and yeast. Definitely tastes more like a strong Belgian.
That being said, calling it a Belgian makes me rate this beer higher and throw in the low cost factor; but not too much so.

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Photo of Munka
2.82/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is not an IPA or even a double IPA in my opinion. The taste is sweet and syrupy, no fruitiness or bitterness you'd expect from an IPA, and the smell has a strong alcohol note to it. The ABV of an IIPA is there but the look and taste is not. A cheap beer I'd accept if offered, nothing more nothing less

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Photo of dkoehler42
3.03/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pleasing copper Amber color with white head. The smell is lacking, but the flavor isn't bad. I'd like it to be a little stronger, but I do taste the hops. It may be closer to a regular IPA than a double IPA as far as bitterness.

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Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerSnobHater
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have been known to bring a few cans of this beer along when I hike into a swimmn' hole or ski the backcountry. Don't have to bring more than 3 - It's a buzz in a can ... and I have consumed many over the last few years. A very good value and very drinkable. The only time I've seen what the looks like is when I spilled it on the snow; a medium reddish amber. Smell doesn't put me off as I raise the can to my lips. Taste is not really that of a double IPA, the malt kinda overpowers the hops so it's a bit sweet, not so bitter. Feels just fined going down - average head (no sex jokes, please).

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tcull123
3.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong coriander flavor. Doesn't taste like an ipa. More of a Belgian style strong. Could be smoother, but for 84 cents a can, it's a decent beer for sure.

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Photo of Jbavi360
2.81/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of shopsis
2/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Chewy007
2.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Crisp, somewhat carbonated taste followed by a bitter burnt caramel after taste. Is it worth $5 for a 6 pack? Maybe, bit you can do so much better for a few dollars more.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Flyingwasp
3.27/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rmoore0010
4.29/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting, smooth beer. I would consider this a “go to” favorite - similar to DogfishHead 60-minute IPA, though not quite as good. If you need to pack a cooler for a weekend, you can’t go wrong with this. If you’re in a snobbish mood there are better IPA’s, otherwise this is a fine beer. Highly recommend.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of onabikechris
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikeself
3.93/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Forget double IPA. Consider you get a lot of alcohol for your $. My rating is much higher than some give it it because it does not cost much. Grapefruit with body. Bitter but not too much. Someone compared to a Scotch Ale. A friend said it tastes like grapefruit juice & Colt 45. I keep it in my fridge & drink it at home, often. Again, it "ain't no" double IPA, but at less than 84 cents a can, it ain't bad especially if your paycheck is getting a little thin. My favorite go to is Dogfish Head 60, but Twin Screw Steamer will stretch my retirement $.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of noodleincident
4.01/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I agree with everyone else that it isn't really any kind of IPA, but once you're not expecting that, it tastes by far the best of any beer in its price range. It's well-balanced, malty, slightly roasty... not a standalone, sit-and-enjoy-a-lovely-brew type, but enjoyable and goes with most foods. Considering the alcohol content and the fact that it's less than a dollar even with tax, this is my new everyday beer.

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 481 ratings