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RATINGS: 353   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" don’t bite?.

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2.7
Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s, NYC. Pours clear, orange-red with a fine, creamy head. Some heavy alcohol in the aroma, pine. Boozy citrus fruit flavor, some medicinal pine. Full bodied witj fine carbonation. Warm, lightly resinous finish, harsh alcohol, overripe citrus light earth. Not good.

3.3
jbuzz (829) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
less citrus then i expected from a double . Vry full creamy body..the citrus lingers as a after taste

2.9
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Nothing special here but a definiate value at $3. This had a fair bit of hop to it. I thought it was a solid IPA not double.

2.6
ChiGuy68 (594) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Tasted from a 22oz. bottle under the name Boatswain Double I.P.A. It poured a clear amber color with a foamy head. It was bitter without being balanced enough to pull it off.

1.9
pablo951 (670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
I had it under another name, Boatswain Double IPA. Pours well with a frothy head and an amber hue. Bad bitter aroma, with a general watery macro beer taste. The best thing about this beer is the 8.4abv

2.2
BigBeer45 (1523) - 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
uvajed (187) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Available locally as Trader Joe’s 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 IBU’s on the bottle is just a lie, and overall this is a poor IPA, let alone a Double. But for $2 I shouldn’t complain so much, and I might buy it again someday, if I somehow TJ’s gets closer and I start shopping there on a regular basis.

2.9
drjay44 (3680) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared with multiple others at brewclub. Acquired at Trader Joe’s 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
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joe’s 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 doesn’t taste or smell like a DIPA.

2.8
jkwood04 (5448) - 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.


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