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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Hazy orange pour. Grassy hops with some caramel malt. Decent IPA, but not a standout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5966) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear golden orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grassy hops with a bit of citrus and an earthy bread backing. Flavor is a bit thin with some light grassy hops with a light grain backing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent copper brown colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The mild aroma was mild malt and mild hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of strong delicious caramel hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Copper color with creamy lasting lacy head. Citrus & floral aromas. Medium hoppiness with definite malt in the background. Very smooth on the tongue with a crisp clean finish. Very refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22-oz bottle at Trader Joes. Pours a dense dark amber with lingering white head and lace. Mild hop aromas. Medium body with pronounced maltiness and subdued hop bitterness and flavor. Not really IPA like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
penstemon (107) - - NOV 8, 2012
Purchased at Trader Joe’s as Boatswain American IPA. Pours copper with a white head. Aromas of toffee and yeast. Almost sort of a Belgian yeasty thing going on in the flavor, with grain sweetness and a hint of burnt sugar. Very lightly bitter finish. If I didn’t know this was supposed to be an IPA, I would have no idea. Too sweet and very little hop character. Not a horrible beer, but pretty underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottled as "Boatswain American IPA". Picked up at Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Pours amber with a 2" beige head. Smells of generic hops and grapefruit. Tastes of bubblegum, malt, and pine. Ehh.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bomber, labeled as Boatswain American IPA at Trader Joe’s.

This really isn’t 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 ain’t bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2905) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2011
This is presumabally the same beer as the Trader Joe’s bottling called Boatswain American IPA.

The beer pours a reddish orange color with a medium sized white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very faint, it’s got some wood, a little citrus fruit, some toasty malt, but generally all those aromas are pretty muted and it doesn’t smell like much.

The flavor is mostly dominated by floral bitterness and toasty malt. The beer is moderatley bitter, clean, and not very sweet.

This is boring, but that is indeed it’s worst offense, this is not bad beer, just not great either.

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