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Thumper American IPA - Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Thumper American IPAThumper American IPA

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hopfenpeter on 09-25-2012

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 12
Photo of dsshuck
2.84/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scumation
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trooper92292
4.39/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A Good standard American IPA.

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bumchilly25
1/5  rDev -65.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Highstplz
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jmbranum
3.34/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was a strange beer. It pours a burnt orange slightly hazy liquid with a good sized white head.It looks very nice in the glass. Aroma is mostly malty, not at all what I expect from an IPA, but it is pleasant enough.

The flavor is kinda muddled. A fair bit of hops but they are kinda subdued and heavier on the bitter elements and not heavy enough on the aromatics. Fairly sweet and malty, which is atypical for the style. Lingering aftertaste has the sweetness and hop bitterness competing with each other. The alcohol is obvious. Some caramel notes but it just doesn't work well with the type and amount of hops. Maybe some orange and mango notes too.

Full, almost oily mouthfeel.

I think this beer needs more tweaking. If it were a bit crisper and dryer, it might work as Pale Bock (like the old Celis Pale Bock). Or even just as an APA. But when it is described as an American IPA, I'm expecting some assertive aromatic hops.

Overall this beer is a muddied mess. It definitely is better when cold which is not a good sign.

On a positive note, it was cheap. $3.29 for a 22 oz bomber here in OKC.

Photo of JoshTerry
2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of green_plastic
1/5  rDev -65.8%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Fusebuddy
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.09/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this up to get to a 4 bottle total to get the 10%, plus they were selling it for $2.49 for a 22 so I figured, "How bad can it be?" Good looking beer with an interesting smell, it at least had me curious. Initial reaction to taste was, well, not so much. Second reaction, not getting better. I already had a little buzz going and still was not much of a fan, which is very telling. Drinkable is about the best I can say but will admit that for the cost, well, what can you expect. Would not buy again at any cost.

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1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of martyl1000
3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of papat444
2.99/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt orange, bordering on amber. Nice creamy head some lacing. Very grassy in aroma and flavor but also vegetal and the bitterness is harsh and not in a good intense way. It hides that flavor profile quite a bit. Somethings's off and it'a honestly kind of a mess.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jaxon53
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Hopscat
2.86/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bomber poured with semi-aggressive slant into pint glass to get more aromatics- disappointing .
The 2 finger head flattened quickly to a collar of white foam with some lacing on sides of glass. Amber/orange color .
Smell- maybe too age in the bottle may have killed the hops - some floral and citrus hops are hinted at. I also catch some lager yeast notes that remind me of their Lager I've tried 6 months ago. Weird.
T- some malt notes of biscuit and caramel first , sliding into the middle with some hops making a bitter note on the finish.
M- light body with a nice bite of bubbles on the tongue, but too light for IPA
Overall- an uneven impression with the subdued hops notes and the lager scents present.
Maybe I will try this again/ @ 2.98 for a 22 oz bomber it wasn't a terrible deal, but don't go out of your way

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of squack
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev +2.7%

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Thumper American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.