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RATINGS: 279   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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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Another Minhas bucket of pig slop that doesn’t 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!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hockeybeerguy (1604) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This is a bad representation of the IPA style. Malts are muddled, hops a bitter only, not a trace of the hoppy aroma you crave from an IPA. Boozy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (1907) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toffee, planty/herbal hops, caramel, metal, odd fruity notes and a little breadiness. Flavor is toast, caramel, toffee and lots of cooked fruits and veggies and booziness, like someone boiled oranges, apples, berries, carrots and squash together in a bunch of malt liquor. Throw in some English yeast fruity esters and you have one weird tasting IIPA. Medium body with a syrupy, oily and boozy slick feel and medium, sharp, soda-like carbonation. This stuff is pretty bad as far as fitting to the style, and has lots of flaws, but I found myself liking it more than I probably should have. Honestly it tastes like a decent Malt Liquor in a 50% mix with a decent Old Ale, it’s quite a mess, but it works for me somewhat.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Very herbal tasting. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Citrusy but doesnt come together well at all. Bitter and sour finish. Bottle for three bucks from trader joes, what can you expect.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s labelled as "Boatswain Double IPA." $2.99, thought it was worth a shot, but that turned out to be wrong. A coppery brown, clear with some bubbles. Weird gasoline-like aroma. Medium body. Flavor is malty and a little bitter but not in a good way. Significant alcohol. No discernable hops. Unclear why this is called a double IPA, or any kind of IPA for that matter. Thought about if I would have liked it better if was not expecting IPA flavors, but decided no. In my opinion this sucked.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElbowRocker (3) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Pours a hazy gold without much head. Aroma is floral and grassy, not as hoppy so expected. Palate is medium thin. Taste is citrusy and sweet without much hop presence really. 8.5%, Rhinelander Brewing Co.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
From a friend: Pours murky brown with an off-white head.Aroma is sugar, nondescript fruit, cough syrup. Taste is sweet. There might be one hop somewhere in this beer. Otherwise, this is exactly what one would expect from Minhas.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (144) - - JUN 13, 2014
Deceiving for a double IPA, where's the hops? More like a strong ale. From the bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber. Small vanishing head. Smells of malts, caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is malt forward, sweet, caramel. Very little hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronaldtheriot (1192) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) has a thin, cream-colored head, a rather opaque, glowing red-orange, bubbly appearance, some little suspended beige sediment, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint, sweet bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet bread crust, straightforward, but mild hop bitterness, and a touch of light fruit. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Boatswain Double IPA finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and just the littlest bit alcohilic. Overall, for something touted as bold, this is pretty dull. Nothing bad or foul, though. RJT

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is one of my least favorite IPAs. Actually, it doesn’t really come across as an IPA at all. There is no real distinct hop presence. It has a strange metallic, medicinal quality that is hard to tolerate.


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