Boatswain American IPA | Rhinelander Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by smcolw on 12-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
94
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
25.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
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3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob_Hargis
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Bent Paddle chalice--looks of an amber brown with foamy head on top.
On the nose: bready, malt forward sweet caramel and hay
Taste: malty, bread, hints of herbal hop bitterness and quite a bit of booziness
Mouthfeel: not bad, reminiscent of an ESB or English pale ale
overall: decent beer, not overly fantastic by any means. Boozie and bold for sure. More malt forward then anything, not a lot of "pungent" hop flavor. A trader joes special indeed. Can't complain about the price tag, but anyone who purchases this beer isn't getting a world beer cup award.

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2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of km02600
2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2ellas
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AD17
2.42/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mtsully
1.67/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Disappointing as an IPA.

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2.08/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.27/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

22oz bottle bought at Trader Joe's. Poured into a Duvel snifter.

Pours a brown-orange color with a small soap like head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of. Smells of sweet caramel malt with no hops and a touch of ethanol. Smells like a bad ole ale to me. Taste mimics the noise. Sweet malt, some booziness and dark fruits. NO hops at all. I had to read the label again to make sure I didn't screw up when I thought I read IPA. Mouthfeel is the best part which is not saying much.

I didn't expect much For a $2.29 bomber. My wife discovered Trader Joe's recently and when see saw this she pulled the trigger. The worst part is she also got me the DIPA. I am cringing thinking about having to drink it so she doesn't get offended. I will definately have that one after a night out drinking good craft beers. Numbing the tastebuds should help. Pass on this one.

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3.01/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.6/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.91/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Att0
2.4/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not sure if it is retired yet, just picked this up at Trader Joe's...
This is labelled as an American IPA, but it doesn't fit the taste profile. If I was to sum up the smell and taste in one word it would be malty. This is not a word that springs to mind when you think of a good (or even average) American IPA. I would have given this beer a much higher rating if it was called a pub ale perhaps. The bottle is really pretty though!

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2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Boatswain American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
2.84 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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