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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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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 27.13%
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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2.18/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

05-03-2013 05:02:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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1.25/5  rDev -49.4%

08-10-2013 12:14:46 | More by Thorpe429
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2/5  rDev -19%

10-04-2013 20:49:08 | More by kylehay2004
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3/5  rDev +21.5%

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

3.15/5  rDev +27.5%

Bomber bottle purchased at my local Trader Joe's (god I love shopping at that place...)
for the stupid cheap price of $2.99....I know I know, you get what you pay for...

Pours clear typical almond amber. Off white head stays at the thicker film stage and leaves some fine bands and fields of sheetage.

Nose is on the sweet side..hmm thats not a good sign..

On the tongue and palate the nose carries through with more...sweet...this is the sweet side of DIPA land, with just some dry notes in the finish. I do get some woody smoke, and some sticky caramel character. But this is kinda boozy, kinda sweet and not really what most are looking for in this style. ....I know I know, you get what you pay for...

05-07-2013 01:42:24 | More by Billolick
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South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev +14.6%

650 ml bottle from Trader Joes. IBU = 75 / O.G. = 17.15
Deep amber color with a small and short-lived head, leaving almost no lacing.
The aroma has a metallic off odor. Modest amount of earth hop aroma and flavor, but a rather poor quality hop aroma compared to better IPAs.
Medium body but lightly astringent.

O: drinkable and inexpensive, but disappointing and not recommended. [2.75]

12-16-2012 20:51:22 | More by chinchill
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1.9/5  rDev -23.1%

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.

08-11-2013 04:02:46 | More by beertunes
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2.19/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

10-30-2013 01:36:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev +29.6%

Was at my local Trader Joes today and picked up a 22oz bomber of this for $2.59. Short money, so why not...

Poured into a small tulip, it was a bright, clear orange-golden color. There is plenty of steady carbo, and the head is off-white, fine and creamy. Most of the foam congregates at the edges, and lacing is minimal. Aroma gives off a decent amount of hoppyness, along with some toasty malt action. Feel was near medium, though it was a bit light and airy.

Taste, too, has a smidge of sweetness and some toasty malt, but then it is mostly hoppy. What I get here is some mildly rindy citrus, with a bit of apricot-like fruitiness. For a DIPA, it doesn't have a strong hop profile, though. The hops linger a bit in the finish, yet overall this is fairly simplistic brew. Decent for the price, but not something to write home about... Prosit!

3.2/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


01-05-2013 21:11:32 | More by Bierman9
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3/5  rDev +21.5%

09-04-2013 01:57:00 | More by tommy5
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2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-04-2013 15:31:52 | More by jera1350
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2.66/5  rDev +7.7%

I've been warned. My brother who gave it said it was "okay" and then I read the reviews. Yikes!
Kinda' water aroma with no sense of the hops necessary for a DIPA, much less a good ol' Am. IPA. More malt quality really. Doesn't present to style at all.
Looks like it should. Somewhat dense tan head and typical amber color for style.
Again with the malt forward and then the hops show. Interesting flavor. Not intense and the bitterness is quite subdued, but the hop flavor is unique and pleasant enough, not horrible. What other backhanded credit can I give it? Shots of malt sweetness.
Carbonation is more than I'd like for style and it's touch thin, but no biggy.
Bitterness shows a little more as it warms but really for style, not that much. Drinks smaller than listed abv, but it does a little warming and a shot or two to the frontal lobe, but again not that much for style

07-11-2013 01:43:26 | More by garymuchow
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2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-10-2013 08:03:05 | More by shelby415
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2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-27-2014 04:42:19 | More by Smarty_Pints
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2/5  rDev -19%

10-24-2013 20:18:29 | More by Morey
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2.45/5  rDev -0.8%

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.


06-04-2014 21:10:39 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3/5  rDev +21.5%

07-01-2013 00:33:33 | More by avisong
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2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-12-2013 02:26:11 | More by bubseymour
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2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-23-2014 03:27:56 | More by CraigTravor
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2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-14-2014 21:10:55 | More by Drknight
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2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Enjoyed this beer out of a pub glass

A: copper hue with a thin white head leads to a wispyace and no trail.

S: musky hop aroma.

T: crisp musky bitter flavored followed by some off malt flavor and finishes sweet and dry.

M: medium body and medium carbonation

O: not a very well rounded beer - lots of off flavors.

08-10-2013 18:22:25 | More by ckollias
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1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

11-04-2013 02:57:06 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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2.44/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

01-13-2014 00:29:03 | More by Beejay
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2/5  rDev -19%

01-18-2014 18:02:03 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -59.5%

04-29-2014 15:34:41 | More by Belittle
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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
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