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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle under the name of Boatswain American IPA. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate grass and citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations at a fair price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2012
I had this under the Boatswain American IPA name (aka Trader Joeís house brew). Itís a quite malty and balanced. It isnít a hop bomb or hop heavy like many IPAs. It is very balanced, even a little tart in a sour way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About 1 Ĺ fingers of head. Color was caramel amber, but a bit clear. White lacing on the top that lasted throughout the pour. Nice spread out film on the sides. Smelled citrus hops, mostly lemon on the top. Some pine in there, too. Not bad, but nothing too spectacular. Pretty similar to the nose. Nothing too crazy, nothing too extraordinary, nothing to special. Got the citrus notes, but it was fairly blah. Medium body. Thin, watery texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish. Probably a bit too in the hole to rate this, but I did it anyway. Very good look but the rest was very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2012
Pours clear medium orange with a white head. Slight citrus hop aroma. Pretty well balanced malt/ flavor but a bit weak for an IPA. More a mild Pale ale, but needs more malt and more hops to run with the IPA crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Purchased as Boatswain American IPA. Gold color and tall white head. Mild hop aroma and hop flavor with a light malt base. This really is anít bad at all, and I donít understand the low scores.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
(bottle, under the name Boatswain American IPA) Very cloudy orange amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of wheat, caramel malt, orange and pine hops; sweet. Very full bodied, soft carbonation, chewy and sticky. Flavor of sweet caramel malt up front, then grassy hops, finishes dry. A little astringent, but good thirst-quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
bottle. not bad, a decent IPA is still better than most others -but it lacked any real distinguishing qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (330) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Well, it has been a long day and I needed a beer.....this was in my fridge. I found this beer to be pleasantly surprising, one of the better of the Minhas beers....take that for what it is worth. Aroma: caramel, nuts, citrus, hay, Appearance: orange, frothy, Taste:medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle bought from trader joes under a different name. Taste is hoppy at first like a standard americn IPA. very well balanced and good. Enjoyed this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Deep orange color with light head. Some unclean notes on nose and finish that fade with some air. Nose becomes hoppy honey. Malt sweetness-too much on finish. A little bit of citrus. Missable.

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