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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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3.1
Ungstrup (37677) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

2.2
Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle as Trader Joe’s Boatswain DIPA. Clear pale amber color, medium white head. Aroma of stale straw. Taste is similar.

2.7
Leighton (21298) - 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
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Bellingham, WA, as Boatswain Double IPA, 8% ABV
Hazy amber color, medium sized head. Light aroma of cereals. Some malt and caramel flavor, correct body strength, minimal residual sweetness, some vegetables, quite strong bitterness.
Not much quality traits here.

0.8
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle, only reason I bought this was due to the $1.99 sale at Trader Joe’s and the possibility of trying a new IIPA (without checking the rating on here first). Pours a clear coppery orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite vile, like that of a cheap malt liquor - adjuncts, copper / metal, pretty much it. Flavour tastes like the remnants of a shit beer in a can, very metallic, cheap corn-like adjuncts and some sweetness. Whatever this is, certainly not a IIPA - drain pour - awful.

3.1
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. As Boatswain Double IPA. A dense, off-white to light beige head forms over a lightly hazy orange colored body. Some lacings. The aroma has hints of butterscotch and dms, even some cooked vegetables. Caramel, pine cones and citrus peel. Sweet flavor with some toffee and citrus peel. Orange hints and some bitterness. Full body, pleasant and soft carbonation. Toffee tending towards butterscotch, and some bitterness in the finish. In a double IPA, the caramel maltyness shouldn’t win over the hops. In this beer it does, hence a low score. Think I was pretty nice with the score. 130821

2.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
The beer is amber, maybe copper, in color with a white head. A rather malty IPA, lots of bread and toffee aromas. There is a little bit of citrus peel and strangely enough, banana. Somewhat yeasty, too, which is strange. The sweetness carries over to the flavor. Lots of the same bread, toffee, and banana characteristics that were present on the aroma. Just a touch of citrus and maybe some pine notes. Only mildly bitter. Pretty mediocre (if not worse).

3.5
bhensonb (15242) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Bomber from Fresh & Easy in Vacaville, CA. Pours golden amber with a slight white head. Mild fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is fruity and floral over a slightly harsh malt backing. A bit gummy. Better than many non-impy IPAs. Ethanol covers many wounds. It’s in the bottom rung of impy IPAs, but even that is a pretty tasty level for ale. I cannot figure out the hop mix here, but it is a decent drink. [rerated cause I forgot the numbers]
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Bomber as Boatswain Double IPA from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours golden amber with a slight white head. Mild fruity hop aroma. Med + body. Flavor is fruity and floral over a slightly harsh malt backing. A bit gummy. It’s ok. Better than many non-impy IPAs. Ethanol covers many wounds. It’s in the bottom rung of impy IPAs, but even that is a pretty tasty level for ale. I cannot figure out the hop mix here, cause I just don’t get pine and citrus - unless I talk to myself quite sternly. But it is a righteous drink.

2.8
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

2.4
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom L. As Rhinelander Imperial Jack Double IPA. Clear deep golden. Aroma of stale hops with some cardboard, a bit of fruitiness and alcohol. Flavor of sweet malt, a bit honey-ish, with some overripe fruits, stale hops and some bitterness. Medium-bodied.


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