Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Fiercely hopped and hopped again, Thumper IPA keeps on going and going. Does it tantalize your tongue?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (596) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Boatswain trader joe version. Aromas of caramel, grass, bread, although mild Nice looking amber, orange, in color...head fades fast. First taste is heavy sweetness. Laced with caramel, malty flavor which isn’t bad...but not typical american ipa. Thin, slick body. Finishes with barely there bitterness...not at all balanced with the sweetness. Promising begining, poor finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2604) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad mot konjak. Gigantiskt vitt skum, som också nästan vägrar att dra sig tillbaka. Snyggt, men lite man får inte ha bråttom att smaka på ölen. Torkad frukt, karamell, citrus och grape når näsan. Mot gommen smålunkar fram russin, plommon, apelsinmarmelad, citrus och sljus sirap. Låter bättre än det är, för även om det är en helt klart drickbar IPA, så finns där något artificiellt över den som inte ger höga betyg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle from Laurie
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus, malts and spices
Taste: Caramel, herbal, finishes bitter
OK, but not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (5321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Mild citrus aromas. Dry with sour fruits and bitter earth front to back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Not a bad APA, hoppy, smooth, came cheap at trader joes so was a good bang for the buck

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Fusel alcohol dominated nose with caramel, moss, and cherry notes. Hazy copper, thin head. Alcohol noticeable. Vague bitterness, very artificial flavor. Grainy finish. Passable as an IPA, but obviously cheaply made. At $1.99 a bomber, it’s a worthwhile introduction to styles other than pale lagers for those on a budget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours amber with a thin wispy white head. Notes of sweet hop resin, pale malt, light caramel, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
(as Boatswain AIPA from Trader Joe’s) copper/amber with off white head. Fruity hops aroma. Flavor is citrus/passion fruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Unpleasantly sweet, with the most flavorful component being the yeast. Tastes better served extremely cold, but you should probably just skip it all together.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Had as Boatswain American IPA. Pours a clear, dark amber with a fairly thick, though not persistent, pale golden tan head. Aroma is not at all strong and hardly registers. Flavor is malty, a little sweet, slightly hoppy, more like a regular ol’ ale than an IPA - and even for a "normal" ale still mediocre. Texture has average body and fizziness. Overall, meh, but still drinkable.

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