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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
This stuff was pretty bad. Bought at Trader Joe’s for $1.99, labeled Boatswain Double IPA. This smells and tastes nothing like a DIPA. At best, it is a very lackluster amber ale. The price is good, the taste is not. My drain got the second half of a 22oz bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a friend figured these new Trader Joe’s offerings were worth a shot. Some are...this one...not so much. Without looking I’d have to assume this is the worst double ipa i’ve ever had. not totally offensive, but pretty weak in every aspect. hops evident, but not incredibly aromatic, or citrusy, or bitter. just a weak attempt, cheap, light, even if it was a single. a little soap too...the two of us did not quite finish the bomber."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Amber colored pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Not much aroma. Maybe some malt? Taste is vegetal and tons of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (167) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Yellow amber with thick foam that leaves behind a tinted lacing. Sweet and fruity up front, some bourbon notes with a strange finish. Labeled as Boatswain Double IPA $2.49/22oz bomber at grand opening of Trader Joe’s in Delray beach Florida

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Cloudy orange from bottle. Fluffy white head. Looks good but isn't good. Rotten grapefruit taste. Orange fruity citrus but something off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Picked up for $2.49 at Trader Joe’s. Mild malty aroma without any obvious hopping. Head is thick and the body is rather soapy and reminds me of wet bread. The mild artficial-tasting bitterness is unpleasant and nothing about the beer speaks "Double IPA," as it was billed. Only positive is that it contains alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darwenus (554) - 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 (801) - 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 (436) - 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 (2612) - 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
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, 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.

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