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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) - Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)

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BA SCORE
61
poor

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 27.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by Beejay:
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Beejay

Virginia

2.44/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Medium brown amber in color. A little bit of light tan head on the top of it, but not a lot. Slightly hazy in the glass.

S: Caramel and sweet right off the bat. There is a strong fruitiness to it, perhaps a little tropical fruit hop smell, perhaps a little floral . All in all I am not getting a lot of hops out of this, and it comes off almost cloying.

T: There are some hops in there, although far from the hop character I would normally associate with this style. This is a caramel bomb if I ever had one.... The bitterness is almost non-existent, and the hop character is looking a lot like Where's Waldo. [poc

M: Medium thick in body, carbonation seems a little active for me, the finish is slightly dry.

O: Overall this is a fine strong ale, as a IIPA there is very little hop character or bitterness. The cloying quality is a little much and the booziness doesn't help.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:29:03 | More by Beejay
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07-19-2014 03:23:37 | More by johnnyboy76
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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Georgia

2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance- Light brown with a lot of carbonation. Little to no head retention.

Smell- Not a lot of excitement on the smell. Smells sort of like a bud light with a slight hint of hops.

Taste- A little but of hoppiness but not noticeably citrus or floral, just bitter. Maltiness is more noticeable than the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel- Oily and slick. Alcohol is noticeable.

Overall- Definitely the least expensive double IPA I've ever bought but I wouldn't really call it a double IPA. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this for human consumption.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 22:36:25 | More by BurningTreeMufen
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California

3/5  rDev +22%

07-07-2014 01:28:53 | More by GClarkage
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +22%

07-07-2014 01:26:58 | More by tpauer
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Vermont

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

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Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

06-20-2014 22:34:44 | More by bwarren82
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Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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JoshPalmer

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I don't quite understand the hate behind this beer. For $2.29 at the local Trader Joe's and at 8.4% ABV with a decent taste, it is pretty good value.

The taste isn't very hoppy or scream 'IPA' let alone 'double IPA', but it isn't bad tasting. I had low standards for this beer considering it's price though.

Mouthfeel is average. Not extremely alcoholic considering the high ABV. It's much heartier than your average highly consumed beer which is good.

Appearance is average. Little to no head which is a disappointment. Cloudy orange.

Overall, this beer *isn't* great, but I don't think it's dissevering of an extremely low rating. It has a slightly above average taste, and I would buy it again if I was in the mood. Great beer to take the edge off if you want to avoid the big brands just for only $2.29.

Serving type: bottle

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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) has a thin, cream-colored head, a rather opaque, glowing red-orange, bubbly appearance, some little suspended beige sediment, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint, sweet bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet bread crust, straightforward, but mild hop bitterness, and a touch of light fruit. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Boatswain Double IPA finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and just the littlest bit alcohilic. Overall, for something touted as bold, this is pretty dull. Nothing bad or foul, though.

RJT

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New Hampshire

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California

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Minnesota

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Arizona

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Colorado

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.