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

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBeer45 (1442) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Traders Joes, this ale had a clear orange-copper pour and gave a one finger faint off-white head that receded to a thin cover with open areas and ring, the glass had a center stream of medium flowing bubbles and few other bubbles elsewhere in the glass, it left s few spots of lacing on the glass, there was no sediment in the bottle, it had light aromas of toasted malt, alcohol sweetness, faint citrus hops? It was hard to tell if there were any hops on the nose , some fruit maybe orange, caramel, this beer had a cheap lager alcohol aroma to it, it had light flavors of toasted malt, alcohol (the kind that cheap beers have), some fruit that was orange like and malt sweetness, the finish had a little hop bitterness with cheap alcohol and alcohol sweetness following, some alcohol drying on the palate, I thought the mouth feel of this drink was thin for a 8.5% alc. ale, this beer smelled and tasted cheap, I had a hard time drinking this ale with all of the alcohol, the hops were not representative of a double IPA, not a good beer, this drink was a good example of a badly made beer.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
uvajed (183) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Available locally as Trader Joes Boatswain something-something-blah-blah Double IPA, 22oz bottle. Pours clear amber/yellow, small yellow head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is very weak and difficult to detect - maybe floral and apple notes? Taste is lacking as well, light malt and hops, perhaps grassiness in the finish. I think the 75 IBUs on the bottle is just a lie, and overall this is a poor IPA, let alone a Double. But for $2 I shouldnt complain so much, and I might buy it again someday, if I somehow TJs gets closer and I start shopping there on a regular basis.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared with multiple others at brewclub. Acquired at Trader Joes under the name Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer. Pours a thin ivory head, thinning into a smear with minimal lacing, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6) body....nose is toffee/caramel, with sweet golden raisin tones....taste is light toffee/caramel, vinous with fruit tones, continuing sugary sweetness, leading to a mild grapefruit peel lingering bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, minimal astringency, carbonation low. This is not a clean I/DIPA. The hops in particular are rather muddied, but the malts are also in an indeterminant state. The net is a not particularly good example of the style. BJCP 7/3/10/4/7

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joes Bakersfield. Called Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer Double IPA. Nose is floral, biscuit, and a hint of bubblegum. Clear copper orange with a medium off white head that laces fairly heavily. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, and very malty with some caramel predominating. Very drinkable for an 8.5% beer that cost a buck ninety-nine but it doesnt taste or smell like a DIPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (5322) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malts, and no hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. I think this is an old bottle, or someone forgot to put hops into this batch. Not a double IPA for sure.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle under the Trader Joes Boatswain DIPA name. Clear medium pour, a little bit of carbonation and a fairly malty aroma (although no hops). Flavor is certainly malty, and then a conglomerate of old vegetables, cough drops and some noticeable alcohol. Jesus, this was only $2; but that was still asking to much.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
larrydcarter (11) - Cookeville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottled, drank in a pint glass with no food pairing. Aroma reminded me of something sour. Like unripened apples or juniper berries. Lovely yellow white head and clear amber-orange body. Taste is well...bad. Very bad. It gave me flashbacks to both licking hard plastic toys as a small child and getting grass shoved into my mouth by the town bully as a pre-teen. Body reminds me of PBR. But on the plus side its cheap. Dirt cheap.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5834) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Granny smith apple nose, not strong. Hazy amber, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Plastic, fusel acohol flavor overripe lemon and apple flavor. Lasting grainy and grassy finish. Light body. Ive certainly had better DIPAs, but Ive had worse ones too, and none of them cost me less than this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3010) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Billed as Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joes. Nice looking amber, with nice head and retention. Clear. Nose is boring, floral, malty, light. Malty notes in the palate with some graininess. Some dryness in the finish, but thats about it for the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours amber with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of citrus, pine, toffee, papery, biting alcohol.


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