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RATINGS: 313   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" don’t bite?.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darwenus (601) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
I had this from Trader Joe’s, bottled as Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer, billed as a Double IPA. It’s incredibly mild for something billed as a double, but I don’t think it’s bad. It pours hazy orange, average head and lace. The aroma isn’t that inviting, it reminds me of boiled cabbage. I do like boiled cabbage, but not in my beer. The flavor is better than the aroma. Tangerine, buttery cereal malt, and a mild hop finish. Thin finish, watery mouthfeel. Not amazing, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beertholomeus (1063) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours burnt orange with a thin, short lived white head. Hop, floral and oxidation aroma. Hop, floral, citrus, diacetyl,, sugar and caramel flavors. No bite or bitterness and not very hoppy especially for a dipa. Smooth but boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
akoeninger (518) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Orange in color sweet and sugar booze in the aroma and taste. Not particularly bitter or hoppy. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Forfærdelig metallisk duft. Absolut udrikkeligog virkelig irriterende at finde udaf at det i virkeligheden er en Minhas når jeg troede jeg havde købt en Boatswain. Ad og drain pour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bulk_Carrier (2500) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip and a snifter. The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute leaving some light lacing. The smell had some booze over top of some sugar coated grapefruit, light mango. The taste was mainly the same as it was very sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a somewhat sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation didn’t seem as sharp as one might hope for in a DIPA as it came across pretty smooth. Overall, uh...weird DIPA as it came across pretty unbalanced being that it was extremely sweet and not enough bitter. I probably wouldn’t have this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This is a bad representation of the IPA style. Malts are muddled, hops a bitter only, not a trace of the hoppy aroma you crave from an IPA. Boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (803) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This beer has a golden color. It has a sweet aroma of toffee. It has a strong bitter bite but midway has some sweetness and finishes with a strong aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toffee, planty/herbal hops, caramel, metal, odd fruity notes and a little breadiness. Flavor is toast, caramel, toffee and lots of cooked fruits and veggies and booziness, like someone boiled oranges, apples, berries, carrots and squash together in a bunch of malt liquor. Throw in some English yeast fruity esters and you have one weird tasting IIPA. Medium body with a syrupy, oily and boozy slick feel and medium, sharp, soda-like carbonation. This stuff is pretty bad as far as fitting to the style, and has lots of flaws, but I found myself liking it more than I probably should have. Honestly it tastes like a decent Malt Liquor in a 50% mix with a decent Old Ale, it’s quite a mess, but it works for me somewhat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (4856) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Very herbal tasting. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Citrusy but doesnt come together well at all. Bitter and sour finish. Bottle for three bucks from trader joes, what can you expect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s labelled as "Boatswain Double IPA." $2.99, thought it was worth a shot, but that turned out to be wrong. A coppery brown, clear with some bubbles. Weird gasoline-like aroma. Medium body. Flavor is malty and a little bitter but not in a good way. Significant alcohol. No discernable hops. Unclear why this is called a double IPA, or any kind of IPA for that matter. Thought about if I would have liked it better if was not expecting IPA flavors, but decided no. In my opinion this sucked.

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