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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   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?.

pkbites' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Another Minhas bucket of pig slop that doesnít know what the fuck to call itself. Mine was labeled "Boatswain Double IPA" and allegedly only sold at Traitor Joes! No, I did not spell Trader wrong, dickhead!!!!!!! Pour is light orange with an off white head that dies as soon as it can. Super grainy nose with corn in the face punch. Not as hopped up as much as the other "Boatswain" bullshit label Minhas is trying to hide behind. 8.4% alcohol is not detected by any burn. Aftertaste is pleasantly bitter. Could be worse, but could be better. Borders on sucky!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (3768) - 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 (4682) - 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 (1244) - 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 (547) - 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 (1292) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4819) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
650 ml labeled as "Boatswain Double IPA" Aroma is pale malt, bread, sugar and a weak herbal hop. Caramel

The flavor is is as unexciting as the aroma. I feel like the flavor isnít as bad as some of the ratings lead you to believe but surely nothing anybody is going to purchased again. Caramel base, citrus and weak herbal hints with just a lot of sugar. Way to much sugar. The bitterness doesnít really come from a pronounced hop, kind of generic bitter. I guess for the price itís ok. More like a weak attempt at a homebrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (3785) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Dark orange. Smells candy corn like. Very pale aroma. Candy corn, Malts, sugar and brown sugar. Tight resin, a lot of sweetness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryanhunter_4 (122) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours orange with no head. Smells like old apples. Taste has next to no carbonation and once again tastes like old apples. As many other reviews said, this is definitely not a Double IPA. Itís barely drinkable, but only because iíve had some other decent beers tonight so iím in a good mood. Could have been served at the "bad beer party" I held a couple of years ago.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dadís for the half marathon tasting. Pours a faintly hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Interesting on the nose, smells of banana and yeast, sticky caramel malt with a hint of hops behind it. Medium bodied, smooth and malty with more weird banana coming through. Tastes of belgian yeast. This is weird, and not in the favorable way. Long weird yeasty finish. Not a winner.

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