Boatswain American IPA | Rhinelander Brewing Company

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2.72/5
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304 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#45,069
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
304
pDev:
25.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
46
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0
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Ratings: 304 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of JothHu
3.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HarpuaCritz
2.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.09/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much hops at all, you get what you pay for.

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Photo of GAMB1T
1.82/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. There's my 5 words.

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Photo of dangriff
3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well this is one beer you should taste blind. It is better than you think. Not top shelf quality but good.

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Photo of Shawnxa3
2.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewlinson
3.01/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CJNAPS
2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jooler
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Holy cow. This tastes like straight up doody. Extremely malty with no hops. It kind of tastes like grazier from hess brewing company. Boatswain should be embarrassed to call this an ipa

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Photo of rbuescher51
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CIBoy10
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sure its brewed for Trader Joes, sure it is not a big time IPA, but..................Put the price and the place you got it out of your mind and this is an average + IPA. Nice cloudy, deep gold color with below average head and decent lacing. Aroma is light, with hops and malt being the predominant smell. Taste is definitely more malty than most IPAs but the hops and hop bitterness are present and this beer balances quite well. Some citrus overtones, nice bold carbonation and a good, slightly bitter, clean finish. For what I paid ($2.29 for the bomber), this is a decent light IPA...

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Photo of Gavage
2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/2" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: a strange fruit sweetness rises from the glass and isn't very pleasant.

Taste: caramel, over ripe fruit sweetness, some metallic flavors, very little bitterness, and some off putting flavors like cabbage arrive late.

Mouthfeel: light crispness to start, smooth at the finish. Flavors linger on the tongue.

Overall: this beer was hard to drink and has a weird vegetable flavor.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.63/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I do not understand the negative reviews this one gets as I found it to be quite tasty. Pours a nice dark amber color, not much head but great lace retention throughout. Aroma is malty sweet with fruity esters . This is reflected in the taste which is almost cloyingly sweet. However, as I drank on the bitter hops Finnish become more pronounced which balanced the sweetness. Nice feel; smooth, medium bodied and light carbonation, very drinkable.
I shop at trader joe all the time. I love their prices and this one is no exception. I will get again as I consider it a nice middle of the road IPA at a bargain price.

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Photo of CMOrak
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.01/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of nickfl
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rale
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of aflies
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.52/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Tilly
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Deep amber. Not much head or carbonation. Fresh bakery aroma. Some citrus. Some vanilla taste. Mild hoppiness. Not a lot of body, but a long aftertaste. For a supermarket brand IPA and the price, it knocks the $13 off the shelf!

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Photo of BcOneSeven
1.12/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of aklude
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Beerisgoodness
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of ArtZan
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Boatswain American IPA from Rhinelander Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 304 ratings
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