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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (133) - - NOV 6, 2013
Wow, this is a double IPA? Slightly bitter and heavy malt flavor, with a light mouth feel. Pours a nice copper color.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks tlahav. Pours orange to yellow with a beige head, aroma of acetone, fruits, flavor is bad with some newspaper, unpleasant spiciness, sweet fruits, medium bodied

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom L. As Rhinelander Imperial Jack Double IPA. Clear deep golden. Aroma of stale hops with some cardboard, a bit of fruitiness and alcohol. Flavor of sweet malt, a bit honey-ish, with some overripe fruits, stale hops and some bitterness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
zizzybalubba (1316) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle as Boatswain Double I.P.A. from Trader Joe’s in Virginia Beach, VA (and only $1.99 for a bottle). Rusty orange pour with a short and bubbly tan head. The aroma is sweet and a bit lager-like with caramel and pale malt covering up most of the hops. Unfortunately, it does not end there. The taste is way too sweet with sugary malts overpowering the hops. The hops that do make it through taste a bit off not really resembling citrus, pine, or grass but they are indeed present. Warmth from the alcohol is detected. If I were to do a blind taste test of this beer I would not know to classify this as a DIPA. The milk’s gone bad! I give it four thumbs down!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear copper with a large white head. The aroma is minimal but a bit of orange. The taste is excessively sweet. Not really a dipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Purchased as Boatswain Double IPA at Trader Joe’s, consumed at the Friday Meeting. An absolute failure as an IPA, much less an IPA. Tinny, boozy. Medium body. They went cheap on the hops. Bad label, only slightly orange, clear. No real fruitiness, resin, or hop "oomph". Not even worth it @ $2.49 for a 22 oz bomber. If you’re going to pick up IPA at Trader Joe’s, then go with the Mission Street.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Gold color with a thin off white head. Nose of hairspray and citrus candy syrup. This is a sweet beer with hop resin, white raisins and some orange notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kkleu357 (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 Boatwain Double IPA from Trader Joes. Pours the color of bright orange yellow. Not much smell, but what smell there is isn’t pleasant. Not really hoppy at all. Kind of a rust taste. Easily the worst pale ale I’ve ever had. But paid $2 for a 22 once bottle, so can’t expect much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (333) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
This is Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joes (22oz). The aroma is a little malty, some hoppiness (resin) and a hint of Belgium yeast. Pours an off white head, mostly diminishing, cloudy golden brown color. The taste is a bitter and sweet, slight saltiness. The body is light to medium, creamy texture, average to lively carbonation, the finish bitter. Overall the creaminess makes it easy to drink, not very hoppy, not a great double IPA but a whole lot better than the 15 it is rated. I would drink again, it was only $2.99 I believe. A good deal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22 oz bottle. Boatswain double IPA alias. Pours a nice amberwith white head. Aroma is malts, caramel and bread. Taste is moderate bitter, very light sweet. Lacking almost everything except bitterness from this IIPA. Carbonation is average, medium bodied, long finish.

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