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RATINGS: 294   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a decent white head. Not much of an aroma but some hops and tartness. Nice hoppy taste. Some grapefruit and tartness. But still light for a DIPA.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber orange pour with a few fingers of foamy off white head. Aroma is fairly tropical, grapefruit and orange. Taste is milder fruit, Overall not a lot of bitterness or hops in this one.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bobschaefer (11) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
To call this a double ipa is questionable at best. It has low hop aroma and bitterness. There’s more malt flavor but it is nice and crisp, other than that it’s boring.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a clear amber. Has a faint sweet malt aroma. A spur taste of apices and malts. Missing any good hop taste.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (5942) - 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."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Labeled as Boatswain Double IPA. 22 oz. Pours amber in color with a sharp spicy nose. Good malt, a little grainy. Average.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Amber pour. Off white head. Tons of lacing. Slight malt aroma. But just slight. Caramel taste.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2014 Total Score: 2.7
Amber colored pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Not much aroma. Maybe some malt? Taste is vegetal and tons of caramel.

2.8
   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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2791) - 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.

2.7
   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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbaaron (1278) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Muddy amber. Ok head. Earth. Vague indistinguishable malt and hop. Vegetable. Sorry but this is a very poorly made beer. Avoid


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