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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   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?.


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Can, thanks GT2, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is funky, old, too sweet
Earlier Rating: 1/27/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Not a bad double ipa, dark, creamy, hoppy, nice head, tasted great to me, don’t judge


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Purchased a bottle under the Boatswain label, and poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, sediment deep amber-copper color with a good-sized foamy/creamy off-white head with average retention, cling, and lacing. Its aroma featured grainy and pine hops notes along with some barley and spice. The taste was mostly a bitter and sour grainy blend with some bread and earthy tones, and a sour alcohol finish. The body was mostly wet and full, with average carbonation and thickness, and a strong alcohol presence.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
A disgusting IPA, with almost no hops to it. Good high alcohol content though.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
22 ounce bomber from Traders Joe’s. Limited aroma. Leans sweet with more malt than hops. Wouldn’t buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5760) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle under the Boatswain Double IPA moniker. Aroma is fruity and floral with soft malt notes. Taste is very fruity with berry notes, light citrus, floral hops and sweet malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more fruity notes, berries, light citrus, sweet malt, floral hops and a touch of caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjuf1853 (1299) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Very nice price for a double IPA so I gave it a try. Now I see why the price was so low. Not terrible, but nothing good to really point out either. Pours a mostly clear copper amber color with a medium sized off white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Some loose sudsy lacing along the glass. The aroma is extremely muted for a "double IPA" with notes of caramel but no real hop presence. The flavor has some alcohol and sweetness with bitterness in the finish but nothing exciting going on. Oh well. At least I didn’t spend much on this venture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6890) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Where and how: b. 650 ml as Boatswain Double IPA
Aroma medium intense, citrusy hop feel with plenty of red malt. Mild whiff of alcohol.
Appearance :
Top: medium, white with some lace and rings.
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium, an OK impression.
Taste: hops muted, herbal zesty feel with mid-heft red malts. Not overly sweet mind so. It felt as strong red ale. Late residual hop feel with soft warming alcohol.
other notes decent.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AAEA (265) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
22FL OZ (>$3) this was possibly anti beer. dog shit in the microwave on full high.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1571) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
I don’t particularly like rabbits at all. Less as pets, and even less as farm animals. Ok... there was a distinct alcohol presence and it made me feel relaxed with all the tension in the dart tourney (I won thank you very much!) but again.. it was a muddle of a beer. with no overall outstanding qualities other than it was cheap. Wooo!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (4605) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottle from Trader Joe’s as Rhinelander Boatswain Double IPA Twin Screw Steamer. Very slightly hazy amber/orange with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of big malt right off the bat, some citrus, light floral. Tastes of malt, some citrus, caramel, biscuit, sweet syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Sort of a thin syrupy mouthfeel. Very malt-forward and sweet. Not terrible for two bucks and change but not something I’d revisit.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4889) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
$3 bomber from trader joes labeled as boatswain double IPA, twin screw steamer. First I thought it to be a little ruff then it seem to smooth over a little as the session continued, must have been the 9% alky dulling my senses. Yes, some dull hop sensations with a tad of sweetness along with that typical mouth coating ipa feeling. but I must say, this is probably a little easier to take than many double IPA. Not sure if it really is a double but it provides the brain numbing kick of a double. Good value fer sure! Glad to have come across these boatswain beers, very good value for what they are.


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