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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

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 27.24%
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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jadler16

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-02-2014 17:28:08 | More by jadler16
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Belittle

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -59.3%

04-29-2014 15:34:41 | More by Belittle
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -18.7%

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

Ohio

1.13/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance- It looks like beer.

Smell- Skunky booze and sweet malt.

Taste- I almost did a spit take. It tasted like malt liquor that was left out in the sun for 3 days then re-capped and put on the shelf.

Mouthfeel- Overly carbonated and thin.

Overall- One of the most undrinkable pieces of garbage I've ever poured into my mouth. Avoid at all costs. If you only have 2$ buy PBR or something.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 08:42:05 | More by ScottJWing
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Bnjmnlws

New York

2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-10-2014 16:38:33 | More by Bnjmnlws
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makasi

California

3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

04-04-2014 23:49:51 | More by makasi
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Matthew607

Illinois

2/5  rDev -18.7%

04-04-2014 19:32:14 | More by Matthew607
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bcuz7

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

03-23-2014 23:55:23 | More by bcuz7
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Willi_BW

California

1.5/5  rDev -39%

03-06-2014 03:45:22 | More by Willi_BW
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einman

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-18-2014 03:00:17 | More by einman
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pgrow

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-14-2014 22:50:53 | More by chicagoish
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DavidRandall

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-10-2014 03:30:34 | More by DavidRandall
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Hopster916

California

1.5/5  rDev -39%

02-04-2014 03:49:03 | More by Hopster916
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LuauLarry

California

3.25/5  rDev +32.1%

02-01-2014 00:29:06 | More by LuauLarry
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Aaron_Ramson

California

2.84/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a beautiful dark amber with a persistent fluffy head. Aroma is dried fruit, boozy, sugar candy. The taste is metallic adjunct, hot like cheap vodka, malt liquor like in quality with no evidence of a double IPA anywhere but on the label. Some bitterness in the backbone but close to no hop flavors or aromas present. Nice thick mouthfeel and ample carbonation. This was a $1.99 bomber from Trader Joe's, but even the value price can't justify wanting to drink this on a regular basis. Good for cooking with but that is all.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:23:26 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

2/5  rDev -18.7%

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

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-14-2014 21:10:55 | More by Drknight
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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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beerman999999

New York

3.25/5  rDev +32.1%

01-08-2014 01:20:56 | More by beerman999999
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

01-06-2014 21:08:17 | More by Emnmarko
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hansod1

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Full disclosure: I actually went to the trouble of creating an account so I could review this beer. That's how motivated I am to communicate my feelings on the subject of this beer.

I picked this up at Trader Joes for $2 in a 22oz. A good deal for a DIPA, I thought. This is not so.

Look and Feel:
Poured into a 12oz pint glass with a decent looking head. This beer was quite carbonated, so the bubbles appeared rather large. It is deep golden brown in color. Minimal lacing.

Aroma:
The aroma is more comprised of C02, yeast, and malt components rather than hops, which is very disappointing for something with IPA on the label.

Flavor:
It tastes like a lager that got turned into a double IPA. What I mean is that the malt is not very complex, it's just a little sweet and very boozy, and the hops are not particularly aromatic or pungent - I wouldn't be surprised if this was an IPA made of all Hallertauer hops or something. The malt is a bit one dimensional, transforming from bubbly bitter to cloyingly sweet after the small hop flavor fades from memory.

Verdict:

Do not pay money or spend time drinking this beer. We like the DIPA because of an explosion of flavor between a sweet/savory/smokey malt and some kick-in-the-pants bitter pungent hops combined with the aroma of a pine tree or citrus fruit on top. This beer has none of these characteristics. If someone handed me a glass and asked me to classify it, I would say this falls in a new category I have invented just for this beer: "American Strong Lager" - high ABV, little hops, simplistic malt, cloyingly sweet aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 06:23:37 | More by hansod1
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dmk91

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-13-2013 20:35:01 | More by dmk91
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +52.4%

12-10-2013 01:46:44 | More by Adkins721
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

12-02-2013 19:19:48 | More by Chris77McGrath
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.