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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
The grand daddy of them all, Imperial Jack - robust, malty and heavily hopped. Who said "jackrabbits" dont bite?.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
220z served into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. A - Pours a clear brassy copper with 3 fingers of white foam. Good lacing. S - Big malt presence, caramel, sweet bread, slight grassy, some metallic aroma. T - Sweet pale and caramel malt dominates with some light grassy hops underneath, doughy yeast, with hints of citrus on the finish. M - Full bodied, thick feel, medium carbonation. This is a one and done. Lackluster with low hop presence. Not bad but not good and very forgettable. Serving type: bottle 07-28-2012

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Boatswain DIPA from Trader Joes, not worth the $1.99/22 oz. Strange medicinal aroma, thankfully faint. Flavor is rancid caramel with acetone & citrus. Usually not my favorite combo. Enough! Does no one there have taste buds? Pride? Why would they bottle this? And who would ever buy a second bottle? Maybe the OE8, Colt 45, Mad Dog, Thunderbird crowd. Not quite a drain pour; strike that, so many good beers and Ive only so many liver cells available. In the sink it goes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 27, 2013
Aroma to me is awful. Smells like a hopped up Budweiser. I just tried the American ale a few minutes ago. This one isn't much different in character. To me it's god awful. Tastes like fermented sake with some amber malt. Really hated this beer and I think I rated the last one to good of a rating. Although if your into bud beers then you may really like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3746) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy medium amber with a fleeting white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet almost syrupy, some alcohol. The hops are drowned out by the sweet mess going on here. Trader Joes "Boatswain Double IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (6082) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Aroma is malts, citrus and oddly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, kind of odd biscuit malts, toffee and a tangy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottled as Boatswain DIPA, found at Trader Joes. Clear orange-copper color, nice bed of creamy foam, moderate lacing. Nose is a blend of grain, hay, and a touch of citrus. Flavor is much the same, with a dry bitter tone. This is completely unrecognizable as a DIPA. The good news is that it isnt entirely without merit. As a strong American pale ale or perhaps an oktoberfest beer, the brew is palatable. That is to say, it is no worse or better than common lagers. But those common lagers are a much better bang for the buck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2013
An odd palate for a double IPA. Clearly strong, but not as full-bodied or flavorful as most DIPAs. Smooth to drink, but also weak in flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
Smells like an old style an tastes like an extremely hoppy old style. No real fruit flavor and has a big bite. Not what I would consider a double ipa. But for 2.99 a bomber, it's hard to complain ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joes. Horrible, not worth the $2.00 Pours clear copper with a two finger beige head and a faint citrus aroma. There is a grassy dry citrus flavor with slight malt bitterness. Watery mouthfeel and a bad aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2013
22oz. bottle, as Boatswain Double IPA. Aroma of pineapple, banana, sugary sweetness and faint pine, some harsh alcohol and chemical notes present as well, like one would expect to come across in a malt liquor. Hazy light amber in color, head is fine, uneven and lasting. Flavor is similarly fruity, sweet and alcoholic with light caramel, some hop bitterness present but not well integrated and fails to provide any sort of balance or refreshing traits. Shows some fine, smooth carbonation and a certain slickness on the palate, body is medium-full. Quite industrial. Pretty far from what I would consider a good example of the style. If you just want to get lit up for $2/bottle, sure, but I recommend scrolling past.

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