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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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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (653) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Skunky aroma but settles nicely on the taste, sharp and some honey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1673) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small off white head. Light malt with a stronger hops aroma. Medium body with a medium hops and red malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6594) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
650 ml labeled as "Boatswain Double IPA" Aroma is pale malt, bread, sugar and a weak herbal hop. Caramel

The flavor is is as unexciting as the aroma. I feel like the flavor isnt as bad as some of the ratings lead you to believe but surely nothing anybody is going to purchased again. Caramel base, citrus and weak herbal hints with just a lot of sugar. Way to much sugar. The bitterness doesnt really come from a pronounced hop, kind of generic bitter. I guess for the price its ok. More like a weak attempt at a homebrew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4777) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Dark orange. Smells candy corn like. Very pale aroma. Candy corn, Malts, sugar and brown sugar. Tight resin, a lot of sweetness

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryanhunter_4 (234) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours orange with no head. Smells like old apples. Taste has next to no carbonation and once again tastes like old apples. As many other reviews said, this is definitely not a Double IPA. Its barely drinkable, but only because ive had some other decent beers tonight so im in a good mood. Could have been served at the "bad beer party" I held a couple of years ago.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dads for the half marathon tasting. Pours a faintly hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Interesting on the nose, smells of banana and yeast, sticky caramel malt with a hint of hops behind it. Medium bodied, smooth and malty with more weird banana coming through. Tastes of belgian yeast. This is weird, and not in the favorable way. Long weird yeasty finish. Not a winner.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Sweeter citrus notes, light bitterness that becomes moderately astringent in the finish, some pale malts, and faint metallic harshness. Not horrible, but, yeah, not good either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (220) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Drank as Trader Joes Boatswain Double IPA. As an American IPA, it is a solid offering. Hoppy, but not too bitter. It does not have any of the smooth malt I expect from a double IPA though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (1106) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Pours a rosey light brown with a finger of off-white foam. Nose is malt, some banana esters, and a hint of hop. Taste is a bit bitter with an astringent finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Its okay. I wouldnt turn one down.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4305) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Bottle from Trader Joes. Pour looks great, expectations dashed in short order. Aroma is musty and funky, taste follows with some wet paper and paste. Almost hits the mark, but falls short.


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