Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) - Rhinelander Brewing Company
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1.99/5 rDev -19.8%
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.
03-10-2013 22:41:14 | More by Somebody_Else
2.05/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
07-09-2014 22:36:25 | More by BurningTreeMufen
2.18/5 rDev -12.1%
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
2.19/5 rDev -11.7%
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?
10-30-2013 01:36:20 | More by lordofthewiens
2.25/5 rDev -9.3%
Well, the wife got this at Trader Joe's for $2 and it is possibly worth that. I've had several DIPAs and this one is definitely sub-par. It's a very light amber color with a thin finger of white foam that dissipates shortly. The aroma is an odd mix of sourness and bubblegum. The taste is metallic, sour mess with a hint of adjunct. The body is quite thin for the style, and the aftertaste is less than desirable.
In my opinion, if the beer industry consisted of the government taking over, and producing a basic example of each style, this would be the resulting DIPA. This will not be a repeat buy. It's tolerable and cheap.
12-17-2012 03:26:55 | More by DesMoinesMike
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.