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

Not Rated.
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 26.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

RIKIM, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of beertunes
1.9/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Idiotic 22oz bottle, from the TJ's bargain section. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a cloudy orange-amber color with just a thin cap of white head that very low (almost none) retention and decent lacing.

Oh, the humanity! The aroma was just off and wrong. An odd scent, almost like WD-40, hit the nose first, and dominated. There was a very mild malt scent, and some underlying hops. Sadly, those hops were of the onion variety. On the tongue, the beer had the same combination of chemical and onion, just not quite as strong.

The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps just a bit on the thin side. Drinkability was pretty bad, I made it through about 16oz, and the rest was a sidewalk pour (I respect my drain too much). Overall, pretty damn bad, avoid.

beertunes, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Somebody_Else
1.99/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

What rating does Olde English 800 get?
'cause that's what I rate this.

Someone told this brewery that IPAs were selling well, and it's like they shrugged their shoulders and said, "If you say so..."

I don't find it horribly offensive as several reviewers do; it's just that I find no merit.

Appearance: this beer's strong point. Nice clear raw honey with a firm enough head that degrades into a thin film and very light lacing.

Smell: old beer and alcohol. I'm going to stick with the same smell as Olde English 800.

Taste: old beer and alcohol. Minimal hops flavor compared to my favorite hops-bombs. Slightly more hops flavor than Coors.

Mouthfeel: I don't know how to rate mouthfeel.

Overall: it'll get you drunk, son. That's about all it's got to recommend for itself.

Somebody_Else, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of brewerburgundy
2/5  rDev -18.7%

brewerburgundy, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of uranage161
2/5  rDev -18.7%

This is not remotely close to what a double IPA should be. There is no noticeable hop flavor or aroma. It's certainly strong enough, even closing in on fusel-ly. It's also bitter enough for the strength but would be better described as an old ale or barleywine.

Bought at Trader Joe's, no clue how long it's been on the shelf.

uranage161, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Morey
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Morey, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of MilkManX
2/5  rDev -18.7%

MilkManX, May 20, 2014
Photo of johnnyboy76
2/5  rDev -18.7%

johnnyboy76, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of golf4collet
2/5  rDev -18.7%

golf4collet, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
2/5  rDev -18.7%

MikeCactusGordon, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Matthew607
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Matthew607, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of hoppytobehere
2/5  rDev -18.7%

hoppytobehere, May 18, 2014
Photo of philerman
2/5  rDev -18.7%

philerman, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of CED
2/5  rDev -18.7%

CED, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
2/5  rDev -18.7%

kylehay2004, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Oidmoe
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Oidmoe, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CreightonSM
2/5  rDev -18.7%

CreightonSM, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
2/5  rDev -18.7%

KimenTshom, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of BurningTreeMufen
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.

BurningTreeMufen, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a craggy cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, margarine, non-stick cooking spray, and subdued citrus zest hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and metallic hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer with no real redeeming qualities other than its appearance.

UCLABrewN84, May 03, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.19/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I bought this DIPA as well as their IPA while picking up some things at Trader Joe's. I didn't much like the IPA, yet for some reason held out some hopes for the DIPA. These hopes were quickly dashed, however. I think this was worse than the IPA.

In a tulip glass the beer was a hazy amber color with a minimal head and no lace.

Not much aroma; very faint citrus and very faint sweet malt. Not much there.

The taste was even more of a letdown. Nothing that resembles an IPA, much less a DIPA. A smidge of lemon and grapefruit, that's about all.

Kind of like drinking some flavored water. Where are the hops?

Never again.

lordofthewiens, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of dmk91
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

dmk91, Dec 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

falconxman, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of pgrow
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

pgrow, Feb 15, 2014
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.