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Thumper American IPA - Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Thumper American IPAThumper American IPA

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hopfenpeter on 09-25-2012)
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Reviews by Billolick:
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New York

3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle, picked by a friend while on the road at Stateline Bev. on the Maryland/Delaware line.

No freshness info to be had.

Pours heavily hazed and a dull shade of orangy amber. Minor head development, but does leave a nice looking fine film of light khaki mini bubbles. Ample strands of fine lace.

The nose is of some honey, flower, and sweet malts.

The label talks of "fierce hopping, and more hopping" but the first take away here is of more honey, more citric fruit and flowery sweetness. Lemon, orange, and honey come to mind. A few more sips and some grainy hops do come out to play, but well in the rear and really showing no major bite.

Something seems somewhat out of whack here and I'm not sure what it is. All in all a decent IPA, buts its on the fruity and sweet side with hops in the rear.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:51:59 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
Photo of 4Socialanxiety


3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-04-2014 00:30:22 | More by 4Socialanxiety
Photo of Fusebuddy


3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2014 22:47:47 | More by Fusebuddy
Photo of JamieDuncan


3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:17:46 | More by JamieDuncan
Photo of jmbot4371


1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

01-26-2014 00:29:39 | More by jmbot4371
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

01-17-2014 01:34:51 | More by martyl1000
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 18:38:17 | More by papat444
Photo of leprechaunandfatman


3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

10-18-2013 03:44:33 | More by leprechaunandfatman
Photo of jaxon53


2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-03-2013 00:25:54 | More by jaxon53
Photo of Hopscat


2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 17:54:07 | More by Hopscat
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-04-2013 01:58:33 | More by tommy5
Photo of squack

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

08-28-2013 21:12:54 | More by squack
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New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-07-2013 19:26:03 | More by gwiedman1
Photo of metter98

New York

2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down and consistently left a thin head of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fusel alcohol and orange peels are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has solvent-like flavors of alcohol along with notes of orange peels and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This beer definitely doesn't taste like an IPA and isn't very pleasing to drink. I had no intention of finishing the bomber.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 02:18:18 | More by metter98
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2.44/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Flashbacks to Bambi are never good... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper topped by over a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, candied ruby red grapefruit peel, and a hint of random greenery. A menthol-y sense pervades, making the already clashy smell all the worse. The taste brings in more of the same, with more of that menthol character, which now comes across more like Vicks Vapo-Rub than anything. Cringe-inducing, to say the least. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda slick feel. Overall, this is just a sad excuse for an IPA, or any sort of beer, frankly. Boo this.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 18:44:55 | More by TMoney2591
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New York

3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, copper color with one finger of head that fades slowly to a ring with a uniform curtain of lace.

Aroma: Some sweet malt and a mix of citrus and pine hop aroma, but not a in a big way. Also some dishrag notes in an otherwise fairly subdued aroma.

Taste: Robust, toasted malt upfront in a medium body, then a rush of green, dry-hopped style bitterness that fades away towards the finish, where the malt make a second appearance and goes out with a slightly nutty finish.

The Rest: A decent AIPA. The aroma was a bit underwhelming, and its not the best hop profile I've had in an IPA, but by no means awful.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 23:59:58 | More by curasowa
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4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

03-27-2013 12:32:16 | More by zahara15
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3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served into my aventinus glass.

Hazy, rusty brown in color with minimal head from a semi-aggressive pour. No lacing whatsoever.

Floral sweetness, citrus, orange peel, and a bit of hops.

The taste is much like the smell, a bit sweet, definitely a lot of light fruits (in a good way), but not quite hoppy enough for my taste.

Medium bodied with a bit of a bitter stickiness at the back of the throat. Nothing bad, but nothing special.

Overall a good beer for the price (under $4 for a 22oz). Worth a try once, and if you like it then its a nice inexpensive brew to go back to.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:35:48 | More by alex_hart
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-16-2013 22:06:18 | More by dav2080
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

03-12-2013 14:11:48 | More by jenray
Photo of RobinLee


3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-03-2013 02:51:43 | More by RobinLee
Photo of Arithmeticus


2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured at room temp in hotel glass

A: dark red color; thick, buoyant head creamy at top; good carb action; superb lacing
S: malty aroma dominates, a bit like a Euro strong in its presentation
T: sweet; orange, hints of chocolate; very malty, with a tang that turns somewhat metallic; the hops are in the background; the flavor is ok/good, but it's not what I look for in an IPA; it's more toward that of a brown ale
M: decent

I don't plan to buy this again

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 22:18:47 | More by Arithmeticus
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-14-2012 01:59:29 | More by EdTheEdge
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-15-2012 02:35:51 | More by Kunstman
Photo of Hopfenpeter


3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured an almost clear amber gold and produced a creamy white head, about one and a half fingers high. It dissipates into little lacing.
The smell is of flowery hops, citrus fruits and honey.
Tasting ths beer, the fruity flavors like pineapple, grapefruit, lemon stick out up front. Than a variation of hops give the beer some bitterness. A malty backbone is present as well as some kind of honey flavor. For my taste, the beer is somewhat of balance, but that is just my own feeling.
Overall this is a medium bodied I P A, to sweet, something I probably would not look for again, but also not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 03:30:37 | More by Hopfenpeter
Thumper American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
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