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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   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 Joe’s 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 Joe’s, but I’ll probably buy this again when I happen to be in one. I’m a thrifty bastard with a strange sense of taste, so too bad if you disagree with my analysis.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4672) - 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 (1299) - 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 don’t get any hop flavor & I’m not sure if I’m 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 (6710) - 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 (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Clean pour with a thinner head. Aroma doesn’t 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 (546) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and bread with light fruitiness, some vegetable/herbal hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and bread, light fruitiness, light - some herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel - some bread with light fruitiness, some herbal hoppyness, light alcohol. Bready "IPA". Could be dried with less caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (240) - Colton, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottled as Boatswain American IPA. Poured into nonic pint. Hazy amber with nice shaving cream head. Aroma of caramel, nutshells, cedar wood and apple. Taste is malty sweet, caramel cherry and no bitter to be found. Probably should be labeled an American Brown Ale. NOT AN IPA. However, it is light, malty and delicious. Watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bomber as "Boatswain" from Trader Joe’s - I bought this because it was cheap and I sometimes have luck with these Trader Joe’s beers - hard to know how to rate this, as it’s not really an IPA - it tastes more like a watered-down, mediocre American Barleywine - clear light amber - pretty much no head - nose of toffee, fruit cocktail, treacle, brown sugar - if I came to it blind without knowing the style, I might actually find it pleasant, albeit a bit sweet - kind of watery and thin in the mouth - caramelized sugars, moderate bitterness, some oxidized kind of sherry-like notes, cherry - finish is really husky - weird beer, but not entirely without enjoyable parts.

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