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RATINGS: 243   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (7350) - 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 (2609) - 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 (1481) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Gold pour with clinging off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and a mild citrus hop. Sweet malt flavor and a hop bitter that may be tempered by age. Good carbonation medium body. $2.50 bomber from trader joes Asheville maybe a day past its prime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bomber, labeled as Boatswain American IPA at Trader Joeís.

This really isnít an American IPA. More like an Imperial Red. They have the bitterness right for an IPA, but not much else. Not a bad beer, just not an IPA of any sort. Deep reddish color, Lots of caramel malt in the taste. It might want to become Arrogant Bastard when it grows up, but for two bucks a toss, this ainít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours a nice orange amber. Medium creamy white head. Aroma is dry, light sweet, kinda pale malty, earthy hop, sorts of lager-like. Lighter medium body. Sugar sweet. Some overripe fruit. Moderate dryness. Minimal bitterness. Not really bad but not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma is sweet, dry, malty, earthy hops. Tastes very sweet, almost like candy. Fruity, lightly dry finish. Very sweet, not much like an IPA, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gorditoabd (632) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bomber for $1.99 from Trader Joeís. $2 per rating for 4 new ratings? Iím in. Pours a full copper with minimal foam and some decent effervescence running up the sides of the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet of pale malts, but has just enough crystal or cara malts in there to give it proper color and something like balance in the nose. Hopped and hopped again? Not to my nose. Bittering hops are evident in the first taste, but thatís it. Then the sweet maltiness takes over again. It is slightly medicinal, as one other rater noted, but I think thatís an effect of imbalance between base malt and crystal/cara malts. The hops were clearly not done correctly either. Ah well, for $1.99, Iíve had worse. And, actually, on the 3rd taste, Iím finding it not bad at all. I can live with this... I think...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - DEC 10, 2013
This beer has some decent qualities, but is pretty mild for a traditional IPA. It is worth the $2.49 I spent for it, but not if you want a hard hitting beer. The ABV is up around 7.

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