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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Fiercely hopped and hopped again, Thumper IPA keeps on going and going. Does it tantalize your tongue?


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a head that lasts. A nice malt aroma behind a pleasant hoppiness. Wonderful hop flavor but would like more malt in the background. Medium body, moderate bitterness. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light orange with a creamy white head. Earthy cereal grain and orange aroma. Tastes of grapefruit candied orange peel and caramel with a sweet earthy cereal grain and fruit finish and a thick sticky palate. There’s not enough hops for an IPA and it tends far to the sweet side instead of the bitter, but for a $2 bomber it’s actually not bad and the taste is quite pleasant. If you’re expecting an IPA you will be disappointed. If you pretend it’s some other style, it’s worth the 2 bucks.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1317) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Got a bottle labelled as "Boatswain American IPA" at Trader Joes. Only $2.49 for a 22 oz bottle! - Hard to pin it down, but the alias links to this. Pours out a medium copper color. Light malty aromas. Flavor has a good malty start with a decent bitter hop balance. Lingering roasty notes. Very smooth and drinkable. Not too sweet or too sticky. Even more attractive at this price! I would get this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours cloudy copper with an attractive beige head and a citrus aroma. There is an initial bready caramel malt flavor with a poor seque to musty hop bitterness. Overall, a decent IPA with minor flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange zest, floral notes and light pink grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Easy to drink flavor. Lots of good hoppy flavor. Good all around flavor. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5556) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber - labeled as Boatswain American IPA. Murky, dark orange pour, sticky off-white head - nice lacing. Aroma has a touch of booziness, a brief hint of spruce. Very malt-oriented IPA - flavor has some malty sweet biscuit-like accents, a touch of light citrus bitterness, some white grapes in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid for a $3 bomber!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
22 oz. bomber sold as Rhinelander Boatswain American IPA, $1.99 at Trader Joe’s. Okay, i can respect a beer from Minhas. I took a picture of the bottle with a full glass, and over the past few minutes have been taking in a smell of resiny, almost green hops. Poured a brownish-amber body under a dense white head. Up close, the hop smell lessens, and there’s a bit more malt. Taste is a little better than I’d expect. A lot of pinprick carbonation helps deliver the hops in the form of pine and a bit grass. Nicely managed hops, and just a little bit more than the squeamish would want to try. A great beer for the price. Considering I’ll reuse the bomber if I can ever get homebrewing again, that’s extra value.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2012
This is much more of a brown beet than it is an Ipa. Brown and nutty. Thin head. Low ibu for ipa. Very tasty beer, just not an ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1368) - Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle - had this as Boatswain American IPA, from Trader Joes - good size foamy head, medium copper color, mild hoppy aroma, balanced flavor with fair hops and decent malt backbone


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