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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   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?.

Tastebuds808's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 27, 2013
Aroma to me is awful. Smells like a hopped up Budweiser. I just tried the American ale a few minutes ago. This one isn't much different in character. To me it's god awful. Tastes like fermented sake with some amber malt. Really hated this beer and I think I rated the last one to good of a rating. Although if your into bud beers then you may really like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bomber from Trader Joeís. 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 didnít spend much on this venture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AAEA (259) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
22FL OZ (>$3) this was possibly anti beer. dog shit in the microwave on full high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1536) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
I donít 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottle from Trader Joeís 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 Iíd revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4756) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
This is the third beer Iíve had from Minhas brewing, albeit listed under a different label. The first two were actually so bad I returned them. This one is barely better. Resembles a double IPA only in colour. Body is watery syrup. Aroma is malt extract with not even a hint of hops. Flavour is malt extract; no grapefruit or any citrus for that matter, nothing earthy or herbal, not even one iota of bitterness. Did they even add hops to this rough bunny? Minhas has no business calling this a double IPA. Alcoholic malt water at best.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Pours a darker golden color with a super thick white head. Aroma is of stale and dusty hops with a little sweetness. Bubbly palate. Flavor is of metal, stale hops, and sweeter canned malts. Leaves a metallic dry hop finish. Yuk. Not boozy though for 8.5

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Skunky aroma but settles nicely on the taste, sharp and some honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small off white head. Light malt with a stronger hops aroma. Medium body with a medium hops and red malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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