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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The grand daddy of them all, Imperial Jack - robust, malty and heavily hopped. Who said "jackrabbits" donít bite?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3224) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours cloudy medium amber with a fleeting white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet almost syrupy, some alcohol. The hops are drowned out by the sweet mess going on here. Trader Joeís "Boatswain Double IPA.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
My bottle says Boatswain Double IPA, Twin Screw Steamer. I guess this is an alias of an alias of an alias that is somehow contract brewed by Minhas. Wow, what a horrific tasting beer. I took one sip and thought this is OK then it turned to an awful gross taste. I thought I could fight threw it and finish the bottle b/c Iím cheap like that but after another sip I decided I make enough $ to pour this one down the drain, so I did.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stuckinprague (43) - - OCT 28, 2012
Aroma: Boozy, touch of malt, almost no hop presence. Appearance: straw golden, light fair head. Taste: Big and malty, balanced by hops, but no hop flavour or bitterness typical of even a IPA. Fairly boozy, but very smooth. Palate: Just like any IIPA. Overall: Just not enough hop flavour or aroma to give this a good rating. Better than nothing, but not comparable to many other beers out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4490) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 10/24/12,Bottled/Brewed by Rhinelander

Aroma: The nose is a bit yeasty, a good amount of spice, some caramel malts, pale malts, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a small fizzy white head and a little bit of lace
Flavor: The taste is somewhat sweet up-front, it turn a little chemically mid-palate and finishes that way
Palate: The body is light-medium, the carbonation is soft, it has a lightly chemical feel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I donít know what to make of this one. First off, it didnít really resemble an IIPA in anyway other then color and the fact that it is also (according to the label) an Ale. If you get beyond that, it had both good and bad components, including a nice nose and a decent flavor. if you called it an "Imperial Session Ale" or something equally made-up Iíd probably have scored it higher in the overall category (which is the only place I took off for it missing the style).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Ok. I have to grant that it is a bomber of 8.5% ABV for 2 bucks. But then again, itís a bomber for 2 bucks - donít expect stellar beer. In fact this one mostly sucks. Whereís the hops? Molasses and malt sweetness and a cloying caramel molasses and doughy taste with candy sugar notes and a finish that just falls off rather than finishing. Itís certainly not the worst thing Iíve had in my mouth...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Sloppy Hoppy melange, though watered down and not so interesting. Some taste, but not the taste to look for. Get what you pay for. Golden yellow colour. Only a faint aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a dark, clear amber color, with moderate head. Aromas of hops, straw, wheat. Mild hop bitterness - not overpowering. Clean, smooth taste & finish. Some citrus, but well-balanced with the malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ACHops (903) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
22 oz bottle, labeled as Rhinelander Double IPA, from Trader Joeís. Pours pale watery amber with an orangish tint and thin lacey head. Aroma is an off sweet and malty combo. Taste is forward dry malts with a strange sickly sweet citrus and fruit flavor that isnít pleasant and a sharp bitter finish that oddly doesnít reveal any hop flavors. At $3 a bomber, I canít say Iím in the least surprised. I knew what I was getting here and I know itís a price point play for TJs, but Iíd love to see them commit to consistently nicer stuff in their beer assortment. I guess theyíre going Two Buck Chuck of the beer world, but this isnít it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kassner (1408) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
I bout it because it was cjeap and I was curious. N ow I know wy it was cheap. Metallic acidic marzen style wit a little more ops trown in. Color and ead were fine but no way this is an IPA muc less a diouble

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