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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

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 21.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-30-2011)
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mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev +10.3%

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jaimenavarrog

Mexico

3/5  rDev +10.3%

03-26-2013 04:06:02 | More by jaimenavarrog
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

01-27-2013 23:28:16 | More by dragomni
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feelin_iffy

Michigan

2/5  rDev -26.5%

01-20-2013 04:34:51 | More by feelin_iffy
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2013 14:55:16 | More by DragonzBreath
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -26.5%

01-12-2013 15:46:43 | More by jenray
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

12-25-2012 14:43:22 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-25-2012 00:13:14 | More by WhitmansNiece
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iSip

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +68.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 23:58:59 | More by iSip
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.45/5  rDev -9.9%
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....

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 06:06:25 | More by russpowell
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AmitC

New York

2.4/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 22:51:07 | More by AmitC
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

10-17-2012 05:50:33 | More by beerbrains
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

10-07-2012 01:07:11 | More by elevatedgreens
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jimmah120

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 03:25:32 | More by jimmah120
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

08-13-2012 10:35:17 | More by IPAFrankieH
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djtomain

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-26-2012 11:53:38 | More by djtomain
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.08/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 00:26:23 | More by kylehay2004
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bonz696


2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-22-2012 20:14:07 | More by bonz696
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Flowyn82

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2012 02:25:21 | More by Flowyn82
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

2.38/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 06:05:16 | More by StaveHooks
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bump8628

Oklahoma

2.98/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 18:56:13 | More by bump8628
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Florida9

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear copper in color. Forms about a half inch of creamy off-white head that reduces down to a thick ring around the edge and nothing else. Some light lacing.

S: Caramel malt, citrus hops and a slight metallic tinge.

T: This beer is sneaky bastard: at first the flavor is just fine, a bit malty, but jut fine. Mild caramel malts and some light citrus and earthy hops. Then the beer turns south in a big way with a huge metallic off-flavor that assaults the tastebuds. Metallic flavor continues over into the aftertaste and never goes away.

M: On the thinner side of medium in body with appropriate carbonation and a mild bitterness. But, somehow, that metallic taste makes the mouthfeel feel tinny and thin and just coats the tongue like I've been sucking on a penny.

O: Simply, not very good at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 23:09:06 | More by Florida9
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-25-2012 19:11:03 | More by Converge
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morimech

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rhinelander Brewing? The old swill of yesteryear? Oh, it is Minhas Brewery. Son of a bitch! Felt like I just threw $3 away. Oh well, the damage is done so I will try and give this beer an unbiased review. The label on the bottle is very attractive and caught my eye.

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had very good retention before settling to a thick cap. Nice amount of lacing is left down the glass.

The label claims "fiercely hopped" but I am not getting that from the aroma. I do detect mild citrus and floral notes. A little bready malt as well.

Not the deepest, most flavorful IPA, but it isn't bad either. Mostly citrus with caramel. Touches of floral as well. Quite bitter considering the flavor. Semi-sweet overall.

The body is a little too light. Carbonation is off a tad as well. Not nicely matched. Not thin or watery, but just lacking.

Overall consider myself suprised by the quality of this IPA. Nothing great but for the price, it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:31:42 | More by morimech
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter this beer exhibits a moderate white head that diminished to a thin, but lasting skim. The color is very deep copper bordering on light amber, a good looking start. The aroma is medium piney hop, a bit of citrus, definitely some dark caramel malt notes as well as a bit of metal? The flavor is quite bitter--very resiny, followed by some caramel-toffee sweetness and a finish that is quite dry and one-dimensional bitterness returns. The beer is overly bitter and could benefit from exchanging some bittering additions for flavor/aroma additions. The malt makes an appearance but it the overly bitter quality of the beer is hard to get by. The carbonation is medium-high and body medium-full. Overall this beer isn't awful, but it's not terribly good either. The $2.75 price was pretty darn good for a bomber--but in this case you get what you pay for--I'd rather spend more on a better beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:48:43 | More by uwmgdman
Rhinelander Thumper American IPA from Minhas Craft Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.