Thumper American IPA | Rhinelander Brewing Company

Thumper American IPAThumper American IPA
BA SCORE
9%
Liked This Beer
2.81 w/ 122 ratings
Thumper American IPAThumper American IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rhinelanderbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BarrytheBear on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,411
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
122
Liked:
11
Avg:
2.81/5
pDev:
23.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of Roby923
3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale clear amber in color. More floral notes on the nose, would have guessed this to be a Belgian style in a blind tasting. Not super hop-punchy considering the listed 78 IBUs. Higher ABV at 6.8%. Bottled from Total in MKE.

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Photo of ffshore545
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mostly clear burnt orange body, solid billowing off-white head that leaves tight lace. Nose is heavy-handed with orange rind, solid bread crust maltiness behind it. Flavor is also heavy with orange rind and its bitterness, also with biscuit/caramel malt in about equal aspects with the hop presence. Some would call balanced, I call it not an American IPA but a red ale, to its detriment. Body is medium weight with assertive carbonation, all which gives it character but isn't irresistible.
A middle of the road IPA; it gives solid but monotonous hop flavor, with an overbearing, uninteresting, and awkward malt backbone.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.54/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simplejj81
2.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It doesn't taste or smell bad, but its really not what I expect for an IPA.
I would drink this again especially if it was free, but I'd never seek it out or recommend it.
Overall this brewery is cheap, and its beers are never great IMHO

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
2.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had as Boatswain American IPA. Pours a clear, dark amber with a fairly thick, though not persistent, pale golden tan head. Aroma is not at all strong and hardly registers. Flavor is malty, a little sweet, slightly hoppy, more like a regular ol’ ale than an IPA - and even for a "normal" ale still mediocre. Texture has average body and fizziness. Overall, meh, but still drinkable.

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Photo of BRAUNaldTrump
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Slightly aggressive pour from 650ml (22oz) bottle into a tulip glass. Served at about 3C (40F) but let it warm up to almost room temp while sipping on it.

L: Looks quite nice, a brighter amber colour. Quite clear, very little cloudiness.

S: Smell is very minimal, a slightly sweet smell of lighter fruits. Very small hint of hops smell.

T: While the taste is quite pleasant, it certainly doesn't taste like an IPA. Especicially an IPA that goes on and on about how hoppy it is. There is maybe a small hint of hoppiness, but nothing like any of the good hoppy IPAs that I've had. Taste is somewhat sweet with hints of lighter sweet fruits. The IBUs are listed on the bottle at 79, but that is just not true at all. Very little bitterness, if it wasn't on the bottle I'd have guessed about 35-40 IBUs.

F: Smooth, slightly carbonated, quite dry.

O: While it's a pleasant tasting beer, it doesn't even taste like an IPA. Especially not an IPA that is listed as 79 IBUs and raves about how hoppy it is on the bottle. Sweet, pleasant taste, but not for a hop-head that's looking for a nice, hoppy, bitter IPA.

I would give this a much better rating if it wasn't listed as a hoppy IPA. It would make a quite tasty american pale ale if that's what they marketed it as.

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Photo of Joshhersh
3.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
2.82/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
2.22/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Thehemphaus
3.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

OK taste, a bit sweet and Carmel tones, not the usual ipa taste. Very drinkable.

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Photo of jesticals
3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scaliasux
1.91/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

L - Fairly dark orange brown. hazy. Thin, white head. Not persistent.
S - Mostly malt. Biscuit. Unusually light hop character.
T - More bitterness than I expected from the aroma. Sweet bready malt is still fairly prominent. Finishes with fairly strong resiny hops.

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Photo of aussiebeer
3.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d5001986
2.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.

Pours clear bronze with almost no head. Smell is stale malt. Taste is stale malt with a touch of citrus. Yuck... There's slight carbonation, but it's barely even noticeable. Overall just a bad beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
2.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scumation
3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trooper92292
4.39/5  rDev +56.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A Good standard American IPA.

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Photo of Jrugg16
3.8/5  rDev +35.2%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
1.08/5  rDev -61.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of diablo14
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%

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Thumper American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
Beer rating: 9% out of 100 with 122 ratings
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