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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
The grand daddy of them all, Imperial Jack - robust, malty and heavily hopped. Who said "jackrabbits" donít bite?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
larrydcarter (11) - Cookeville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottled, drank in a pint glass with no food pairing. Aroma reminded me of something sour. Like unripened apples or juniper berries. Lovely yellow white head and clear amber-orange body. Taste is well...bad. Very bad. It gave me flashbacks to both licking hard plastic toys as a small child and getting grass shoved into my mouth by the town bully as a pre-teen. Body reminds me of PBR. But on the plus side itís cheap. Dirt cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Granny smith apple nose, not strong. Hazy amber, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Plastic, fusel acohol flavor overripe lemon and apple flavor. Lasting grainy and grassy finish. Light body. Iíve certainly had better DIPAs, but Iíve had worse ones too, and none of them cost me less than this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2514) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Billed as Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joeís. Nice looking amber, with nice head and retention. Clear. Nose is boring, floral, malty, light. Malty notes in the palate with some graininess. Some dryness in the finish, but thatís about it for the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours amber with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of citrus, pine, toffee, papery, biting alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
This doesnít come off as a Double IPA, or even a regular IPA. Itís just a semi-decent pale ale. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
I like it, not really a double ipa, but I still enjoyed it. Aroma and flavour are both big on malt profile, with very little hops showing up anywhere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joeís, Bellingham, WA, as Boatswain Double IPA, 8% ABV
Hazy amber color, medium sized head. Light aroma of cereals. Some malt and caramel flavor, correct body strength, minimal residual sweetness, some vegetables, quite strong bitterness.
Not much quality traits here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
(as Boatswain DIPA from Trader Joeís) amber with off white head and some lace. Aroma of caramel malt and some hops. Flavor is sweet malt, some citrus hops, a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Two bucks. Cant pass up the tick at that price. Loads of caramel malt and some sweet, citrus hops. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle under the Trader Joes Boatswain DIPA name. Clear medium pour, a little bit of carbonation and a fairly malty aroma (although no hops). Flavor is certainly malty, and then a conglomerate of old vegetables, cough drops and some noticeable alcohol. Jesus, this was only $2; but that was still asking to much.

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