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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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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 26.61%
Wants: 1
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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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

ubenumber2, Jun 15, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +38.3%

I don't quite understand the hate behind this beer. For $2.29 at the local Trader Joe's and at 8.4% ABV with a decent taste, it is pretty good value.

The taste isn't very hoppy or scream 'IPA' let alone 'double IPA', but it isn't bad tasting. I had low standards for this beer considering it's price though.

Mouthfeel is average. Not extremely alcoholic considering the high ABV. It's much heartier than your average highly consumed beer which is good.

Appearance is average. Little to no head which is a disappointment. Cloudy orange.

Overall, this beer *isn't* great, but I don't think it's dissevering of an extremely low rating. It has a slightly above average taste, and I would buy it again if I was in the mood. Great beer to take the edge off if you want to avoid the big brands just for only $2.29.

JoshPalmer, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.45/5  rDev -1.2%

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.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +21%

Snellgg5, Jun 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Smarty_Pints, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

ryancl, May 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

MilkManX, May 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

hoppytobehere, May 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

tegulizard13, May 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

BastardFromABasket, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +31%

dsanty, May 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -59.7%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

Oidmoe, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ScottJWing
1.13/5  rDev -54.4%

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.

ScottJWing, Apr 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Bnjmnlws, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

makasi, Apr 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

Matthew607, Apr 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

bcuz7, Mar 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Willi_BW, Mar 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

einman, Feb 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

pgrow, Feb 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

chicagoish, Feb 14, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

DavidRandall, Feb 10, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Hopster916, Feb 04, 2014
Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.