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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?

uvajed's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
uvajed (178) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Trader Joes Boatswain brand $2 for 22 oz.. Aroma is very slight, pours an ambery orange with a creamy, 1-2 inch head. Taste is pretty nice, mainly a bit of caramel, lightly sweet, a tiny bit oh hop bitterness. Very enjoyable, for $2. The catch: it is supposed to be an IPA and, nice as it is, it is NOT a good example of an IPA. I am rarely near a Trader Joes, but Ill probably buy this again when I happen to be in one. Im a thrifty bastard with a strange sense of taste, so too bad if you disagree with my analysis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1535) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
This particular beer was provided by Buddy Alex for the dart tourney in which I particularly dominated. I have this fluid to thank. A decent IPA but it does not stand on the shoulders of giants. Thru Boatswain label via trader joes. Mer. Body was a bit on the watery side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Labeled Boatswain American I.P.A. at Trader Joe"s. Much better than the ratings. Modest aroma, but taste was a fine blend of sweet malt and woodsy hop flavor. 6.7% ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4755) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2015
$3 bomber! This stuff so rude it borders on the double imperial old IPA taste. Cloudy iced tea color. Strong, medicinal. Alky begins to stick its ugly head up. Does have some minor cutting co2 in the background. Difficult, semi hard, strenuous, arduous, laborious, tough, onerous, burdensome, demanding, punishing, grueling, and nearly back-breaking, Good deal, thanks trader joe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Decent pour but another horrible offering from minhas! Pours copper w/ an off white head & lacing. The aroma is just a little malty. The taste is very odd & more similar to malt than hop. Fiercely hopped? Really? I dont get any hop flavor & Im not sure if Im going to b able to get these 22 ounces down! Ehhhh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Where and how: b. 650 ml
Aroma medium strong, mildly pungent with feel of caramel sugars, touch of citrus.
Appearance :
Top: small, off-white with rings on glass.
Base: hazy, amber
Palate : medium bodied, drinkable. Average, maybe tad lighter than most carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: interesting blend, chose of hops and malts. It created notes of black tea, tad leafy greens with raw end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Clean pour with a thinner head. Aroma doesnt actually smell like hops. Flavor is of stale hop, grass, metallic, farm, and malt. Leaves a stale and unpleasant hop finish. A first and last.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Not bad. Poured from a bottle. No head but okay lacing, clear and off-yellow. A bit skunky on the nose but not the taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Musky malt and hops aroma. Light body with a really sweet flavor and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A funky aroma of malt and skunked beer, pours a clear caramel color. Taste better than it smells, caramel, and malt with a hint of hops. Medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Super clear orange. Very watery no hop aroma, malts exist. Some earth and leather. Not sure what type of beer this was if no t for label.

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