Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) | Rhinelander Brewing Company

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Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer)

Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of ruckus232
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shreyas
3.35/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the best. But its good enough. Dont know why it has so many negative reviews.

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Photo of jaemeno3
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Maillard
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JohnGray
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Alpha309
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Kraty1
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of everythingiszen
1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

One of the only beers I've poured out. Aggressively alcoholic. Even for how cheap it is, not worth your dime.

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Photo of Beer_Man_Dan
1.8/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of hoppygram
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint beer beer mug.

Appearance- Golden brown with a two finger head the dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Smell- There are hops in here? Trying hard to smell them. Now that I am near the end of the glass, there is definitely a chemical smell going on that I don' like.

Taste- The taste isn't bad, but not what I expect from a double IPA. Nowhere near, actually.

Mouthfeel- Verdict is still out on this. The alcohol is definitely there.

Overall- I will not buy this again - even though it was cheap at Trader Joes. There are too many great double I.P.A. s out there. But it is keeping me warm during our first winter storm of the year here in Maine.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of spencererickson
1.04/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of Beerisgoodness
1.64/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of deakin
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ArtZan
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CED
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Pudleduk
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Hoppy_Hippy
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of uranage161
2/5  rDev -24.2%

This is not remotely close to what a double IPA should be. There is no noticeable hop flavor or aroma. It's certainly strong enough, even closing in on fusel-ly. It's also bitter enough for the strength but would be better described as an old ale or barleywine.

Bought at Trader Joe's, no clue how long it's been on the shelf.

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Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of LostandBound
2.68/5  rDev +1.5%

Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
2.64 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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