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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

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 26.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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Somebody_Else

California

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
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

2/5  rDev -19.4%

08-05-2014 01:55:42 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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brewerburgundy

California

2/5  rDev -19.4%

12-19-2012 19:12:40 | More by brewerburgundy
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Morey

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.4%

10-24-2013 20:18:29 | More by Morey
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MilkManX

Arizona

2/5  rDev -19.4%

05-20-2014 21:30:11 | More by MilkManX
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

2/5  rDev -19.4%

07-19-2014 03:23:37 | More by johnnyboy76
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golf4collet

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -19.4%

08-20-2014 01:36:34 | More by golf4collet
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

2/5  rDev -19.4%

01-18-2014 18:02:03 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Matthew607

Illinois

2/5  rDev -19.4%

04-04-2014 19:32:14 | More by Matthew607
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

2/5  rDev -19.4%

05-18-2014 04:06:27 | More by hoppytobehere
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philerman

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -19.4%

07-26-2014 01:10:42 | More by philerman
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kylehay2004

Florida

2/5  rDev -19.4%

10-04-2013 20:49:08 | More by kylehay2004
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Oidmoe

Austria

2/5  rDev -19.4%

04-27-2014 22:25:29 | More by Oidmoe
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CreightonSM

New York

2/5  rDev -19.4%

11-10-2013 03:13:10 | More by CreightonSM
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KimenTshom

California

2/5  rDev -19.4%

10-06-2013 02:23:57 | More by KimenTshom
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BurningTreeMufen

Georgia

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
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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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?

Never again.

10-30-2013 01:36:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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dmk91

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

12-13-2013 20:35:01 | More by dmk91
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falconxman

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

07-29-2014 00:14:26 | More by falconxman
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pgrow

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

02-15-2014 21:19:13 | More by pgrow
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

07-14-2014 23:58:01 | More by Brasso
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Hagbert

California

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2014 08:57:49 | More by Hagbert
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

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
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

06-15-2014 01:27:19 | More by ubenumber2
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.