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Boatswain American IPA - Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Boatswain American IPABoatswain American IPA

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BA SCORE
65
poor

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 25.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheCondor on 06-14-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +42%

Seabass1964, Jul 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -62.1%

binx, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bought at Trader Joe's. Woman at the counter said it was a to style IPA.
Appearance: Poured into a 16 oz New Belgium snifter. Cloudy orange copper pour with a one finger head of quickly dissapating off-white bubbles.
Smell: Sour Malt, mustard, venetian chicken, wild clover honey
Taste: Heavy caramel and toffee notes, toasted almond, vanilla bean, mild tart notes of apricot and pear.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, slight carbonation,
Overall: Not brewed to style. Thought there are a few redeeming qualities of this beer, it is not an IPA. The caramel, malt notes dominate and the hop flavors are virtually nonexistent. I would buy this beer if my buddies were over to watch the Lynx, but would not purchase for my friends that actually appreciate and review beer. Trader Joe's puts out some good wine and beer, but as someone who loves hoppy beers and double IPAs, I would have to say that this beer falls short of the mark for an acceptable IPA.

DIPA69, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Folks, taste this beer blind. Seriously. I can't believe how reviewers are affected by a price tag and a label. This is a damn good beer - arguably the best value in generally available craft ales today. There is no doubt in my mind that with a different label and a higher price point folks on here would be lauding its clean balance of caramel sweetness and assertive but not over-the-top bitterness. Maybe it doesn't belong categorized as an American IPA, as it avoids the hop excess that defines the style, but it does deserve more appreciation than it is getting, being a well-balanced and flavorful pale ale. Try it again. With an open mind.

tkreancty, Feb 17, 2014
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Boatswain American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.