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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (413) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bière achetée à Los Angeles dans une épicerie, à un prix dérisoire de 2.29$. Bière ambrée, avec une mousse généreuse. 6.7% d’alcool. Nez plutôt timide où je perçois malt et un peu de houblon herbeux. En bouche, c’est plutôt sucré qu’amer : notes de sucre brun et peu de houblons herbeux comme on les aime. Dans le style, c’Est un peu décevant vu l’absence d’amertume que l’on attendrait d’une IPA américaine aussi capiteuse. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1600) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Boatswain American IPA has a rather thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange appearance, some bubbles, and not much lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild citrus (think about orange peel), and white bread crust, with possibly a caramelized sugar note. Taste is of all that, with a bitterness that comes across as nowhere near a 79 IBU, but it’s there to at least balance the beer. Mouthfeel is on the light side, and Boatswain American IPA finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. For a store-brand India Pale Ale, this is a pleasant surprise. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours almost clear bright copper with a bubbly, frothy off white head. Tastes like hops, sweet orange, caramel, light nuttyness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like hips, light booze, and orange citrus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MunBro (898) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Tastes nothing like an IPA. Dark ale flavor. So bad. Lots of malt flavor and regrets here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Rated on 6-21-2012. This beer’s appearance is a medium sized fizzy off-white head with a long retention, hazy orange body with a golden tint, fast rising, fizzy carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is citrus hops and light caramel malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus hops and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is not very hoppy tasting for the style. It is a lackluster IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2024) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from some guy at btr. Sweet, way you too sweet for IPA for me. Interesting, but my IPA friends would hate it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Truly a putrid mess. Thumper IPA keeps going and going, destroying any sense of good taste and craftsmanship in its wake. A sweet, trashy mix of garbage. Pours brown, finishes like a cheap rum candy. Bottle for two bucks at Trader Joes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
brokendownyota (2) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
Came in a 4-pack of samplers, all with rabbit-themed names. Expected an IPA, got something that was thick, sweet, and had zero hop flavour/armoa to speak of. Split the bomber with a friend, and barely finished my half. Awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled as Boatswain IPA from trader joes. Pours deep copper, quick off white head. Toasted malt nose. Taste is generally sweet, toasted malt, pears, slight bitterness on finish. Medium body. Ultimately not a horrid beer, just a horrid IPA. Score reflected as such.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bendrixian (1370) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Chunky brew with a deep almost mahagony colour. Aroma is resinous, almost an aged bottle kind of smell with some apple like notes. On the palate it is malty and has a hoppy profile but that feels like it is reduced to due bottle age. Seems average and not overly enjoyable.

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