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RATINGS: 350   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" don’t bite?.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ACHops (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
22 oz bottle, labeled as Rhinelander Double IPA, from Trader Joe’s. Pours pale watery amber with an orangish tint and thin lacey head. Aroma is an off sweet and malty combo. Taste is forward dry malts with a strange sickly sweet citrus and fruit flavor that isn’t pleasant and a sharp bitter finish that oddly doesn’t reveal any hop flavors. At $3 a bomber, I can’t say I’m in the least surprised. I knew what I was getting here and I know it’s a price point play for TJs, but I’d love to see them commit to consistently nicer stuff in their beer assortment. I guess they’re going Two Buck Chuck of the beer world, but this isn’t it.

rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2017
can from Trader Joes. Deep golden with small head. Sweet and boozy, caramel and cardboard. Light metallic note, which seems to be a Minhas/Boatswain trait. I'd imagine it takes some skill to be this consistently bad. Mark Dantonio's spirit beer.

hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. P ours light gold with a white head Nose is light lemon and floral. Body is light for a DIPA. Flavor haws lemon and some vegetable. Something else maybe like coriander. A spice anyway. Overall kind of muddled.

Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2017
12oz bottle dark gold pour off white head aroma funky vegetable and light citrus taste is same funk with a bit of hop bitterness

Sledutah (7839) - Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2017
12oz can labeled Boatswain Double IPA, picked up at Trader Joe’s
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and sugar. Flavor is sweet malts, cardboard, caramel with a mild bitter finish
A cheap 6 pack, but I can’t finish a can. Glad I only bought a single can.

Nie (131) - - APR 29, 2017
Six pack branded as Boatswain Double IPA. Can to cup. Sweet floral aroma, honey. Metallic hops, apple, scotch.

deyholla (12276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2017
Can. Pours a clear orange with a light gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong biscuit and earthy grain with a hint of grass backing. Flavor has lots of bread and biscuit with grass and a hint of earthy citrus.

hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2017
83 cent can from Trader Joes. Canned as Boatswain Double IPA. Pours orange with a large beige head. Aroma of citrus, light spice, bubblegum, glue, coriander. Meh.

robertjm (898) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 30, 2017
(12oz can) - Soapy looking head. Clear body the color of dark golden with orange mixed in. Light aroma of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is unpleasant. Sort of oxidized with bitter traits. Lingers on the palate much longer than I’d hope for. Thankfully I only bought a single can.

Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
$2.29 bomber from Trader Joe’s. Mostly clear orange with an average white head and lacing. Aroma is sweeter with oranges, pine, yeast, and bubblegum. Taste is make forward. Sweet malts blend with mild citrus and pine. Very thin and bland overall with a dry finish.

muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle (as "Rhinelander" Imperial Jack) picked up at Woodman’s in Beloit for the ridiculous and mind-boggling price of $2.50 and consumed cold from the fridge from a Flying Fish pint. Pours a small to moderate white head atop a light amber, very clear body, leaving bare hints of lacing as it decays with moderate speed...weak sugary nose - brown sugar and maybe honey, a hint of thyme, some plastic qualities...surprisingly not as sweet on the tongue, though still a bit sugary - some woody/dry qualities throughout, a bit of caramelized malt, just a touch of sourness and acidity...dry finish, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, low to moderate carbonation. I was kind of expecting horrible after my last couple of Minha’s experiences, so with those low expectations...well, it’s passable at best.

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