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Rhinelander Thumper American IPA - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Rhinelander Thumper American IPARhinelander Thumper American IPA

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BA SCORE
66
poor

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-30-2011)
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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

leprechaunandfatman, May 02, 2013
Photo of chrisrusu
1.73/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This is not even close to the style it claims to be! No way its an American IPA and 79 I.B.U....

I'm not a fan of shooting down beers this low. But this is just awful.

Pours a medium copper brown/orange.

Taste like almost like a Amber. So much malt... Not much citrus or hop bitterness at all.
Banana and brown sugar with a bit a copper and bubble gum.

Sorry for such a bad review, but GOOD GOD! Please stay far far away.

chrisrusu, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy burnt orange hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a heavy sweet malt and secondary herbal hop.

The taste was a muddled medley of malt and adjunct sweetness with a trace of hop spice and some tropical fruit.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a strange lingering sweetness.

Overall a subpar IPA.

plaid75, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of decaff
2/5  rDev -25.7%

decaff, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev +11.5%

mattknueven, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of jaimenavarrog
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jaimenavarrog, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of dragomni
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

dragomni, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of feelin_iffy
2/5  rDev -25.7%

feelin_iffy, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of DragonzBreath
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

DragonzBreath, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of jenray
2/5  rDev -25.7%

jenray, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of bicyclesnbeer
3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

bicyclesnbeer, Dec 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of iSip
4.58/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this bomber of Thumper American IPA for three bucks at a Copps store in Wisconsin. The label says "IPA", but my taste buds said Belgian Ale, and a great one at that. Maybe a bottling error. So I bough another. Same result. Beautiful hazy orange color topped by a decent head. The fragrance was spot on Begian yeast. No IPA hoppyness to be found, but instead a glorious Belgian ale with an etherial malt essence on top of that wonderful bready-ness that any Tripel lover will stop mid sip, eyes closed and thank the beer gods. Excellent beer, an must try! But it is not an IPA... the lable should be corrected.

iSip, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of russpowell
2.45/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Pears & apple blossoms, zero evidence of hops

T: Pears, butterscotch, brown bread & honey, plus herbal hops up front. Some woody & herbal hops mixes in with pears & white grapes. Finishes fruitty & way too sweet, somewhat grassy

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation

Not horrible, just not to style, not even close. Honestly, if I knew it was from these guys I would've passed, lesson learned....

russpowell, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of AmitC
2.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh my God.. I got fooled. So i was looking for beers at my usual beer shop. I find this thumper IPA 22oz bottle sitting right next to some other cool IPAs such as Unearthly from southern tier, and hercules IPA from great divide. I thought it must e of same caliber. I asked for the price and i got 3.52 with taxes. I did not think twice. A bargain compared to over 6 dollars for the rest of two.

This is poorer than the reviews suggest. Such beers should not be in he market. I brew better stuff than this at home.

Pours a cloudy, amber colored with little head. A lot of bubbles, and certainly more carbonation than required.

Smell is more of hopped malt extract that is yet not completely fermented or something. Some hints of piney and citrusy hops. Smell is not that bad.

Taste is what is disappointing. Completely unlike other IPAs that i have had. Bitterness is there but not a lot of balance. Very raw and seems under prepared. Seems like some off flavors. Not at all likable

Mouthfeel is not good for an IPA. Very light bodied and carbonation spoils it even further.

Avoid. Complete waste of money. Lesson learnt: good IPAs are costly. They do not come cheap.

AmitC, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

beerbrains, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

elevatedgreens, Oct 07, 2012
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2.6/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into duvel tulip

Look is a dark brown-amber, cloudy, with a fluffy/sudsy, 2-finger sticky head that fades to a film. Poured out a huge lump of sediment, must've been from the bottom of the barrel. Smell is a lot of sweet malt; baked bread, caramel rolls, sweet ester-y dark fruit, touch of citrus and big artificial perfume notes. Only a small bit of earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is very sweet like in the nose; red-ale like medicinal dry leaves, dark fruit, citrus, dust. Very floral, accompanied by some medicinal bitterness and a prickle of alcohol. Feel is light-medium, with a slight 'slick-ness', and a lot of carbonation.

Really lacking in those powerful pine/citrus hops that make an American IPA what it is. Still, dirt cheap at 2.99 a bomber.

jimmah120, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

IPAFrankieH, Aug 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

djtomain, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: two finger head with some retention on a slightly hazy copper body with golden hues. minimal lacing.

S: mostly caramel malts with light floral and citrus hop notes.

T: definitly malt forward with floral bitterness, brown sugar and orange citrus sweetness. Hops are mild and more on an APA scale.

M: medium body and very creamy. lighter side of moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not very hoppy. This would be a decent APA. Not really overly flavorful but I have had worst IPAs than this which have higher ratings on BA.

kylehay2004, Jul 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bonz696, Jul 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Flowyn82, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
2.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a crystal clear amber with one finger of cream colored head that forms a solid top barrier. Minor specks of lacing.

S - Light citrus, maderin orange, caramel malt, doughy yeast.

T- Leafy green hops laced with citrus, caramel malt, tea tannins, alcohol is very present. The hops turn earthy and herbal on the finish, mixing with alcohol creating an astringent perfume character.

M - Creamy soft feel, light to medium body.

The aroma reminds me of an American Pale Ale. The hop flavors are there but things seems manufactured. There's a strange artificial flavor going on. No freshness, just the ample amount of caramel malt stands out. The market is so saturated with IPAs that you have to bring your A game when it comes to this style.

StaveHooks, Jul 12, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber, well-filtered, thin head of foam that fades. Hmm, definitely not American IPA. English maybe. Lots of caramel with mild earthy, floral, herbal hops. No flaws, just not the advertised style. A balanced pint, drinkable on a summer afternoon with nothing to do.

bump8628, Jun 27, 2012
Rhinelander Thumper American IPA from Minhas Craft Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.