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)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
437
Reviews:
143
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
27.17%
 
 
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4
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65
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Ratings: 437 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of mattsucks
3.16/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bpkrippner
3.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kerouac
2.13/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

If you like the smell of bananas, and the taste of candy bananas with a hint of malt, this might be the beer for you.

There is almost nothing good about this beer. It has a bitter taste and a fruity smell. It's confusing, and disgusting.

I think the only redeeming quality of this beer might be its high alcohol content, which is hidden by the disgusting taste and horrible smell.

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Photo of mattknueven
3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of km02600
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Drain pour. This was a mess. Notes of booze with hints of hops, what variety is a bit of a mystery. I can't quite put my finger on what else I was getting here but it wasn't good. Only 88 cents at Trader Joe's...

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3.03/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleMalt
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rogerlb
3.52/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh dear the hate on this just because of the price. Yes, you get what you pay for and picking the cheapest no-name DIPA in Trader Joes' is probably going to get you exactly what you deserve.

This pours from a 12oz can a light amber, with a thicker head than a 8.4% might suggest. Attractive look. Light amber with a barely hoppy and piney aroma..

Taste is IPA, sticky with the prerequisite spicey grapefruit bitter undercurrent. No alcohol heat, and in spite of the language on the can, this is not bold or big. Not a hop bomb by any real stretch.

Hey, it drinks like a fine generic ipa. They can call it a Double (imperial) because the high ABV and higher citrus undercurrent. Totally fine, especially for a $5 6-pack. Feels slick at the end, and when it warms, that hint of metallic taste starts to become evident. Don't pound these; too much bad alcohol makes you sick.

You've been warned and warmed.

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Photo of Kraig
3.75/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ChuckTom
3.18/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crow
3.62/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.72/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One word to keep in mind with this beer - Value. Not a great double IPA by any means and actually more in the scotch/english ale style. It lacks proper hops to be considered a decent IPA and is balanced on the malt end of the spectrum. Nice golden bronze color with a good head. Smell is a bit pungent. A tad harsh on the palate; you almost want to chew on the malt however it is very drinkable. With that said you can't go wrong for the price. I give this beer a 3.75 based on it's value. It wouldn't rate as high compared to Lagunitas or Stone but that's OK. There is room on the entry level for a value DIPA.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Dark amber brown and red body, a little bit of carbonation but mostly still. Head creation is a nice tan yellow, frothing an easy three fingers, with some nice retention. Pretty solid looking red amber IPA with some decent lacing.

Aroma is lacking. Pretty neutral on hop angle, smells a bit large caramel and a bit of heat. Some grainy acrid sense, a bit of alcohol booze.

Palate is pretty much lacking in hops. Caramel sweet with a moderate mid bitterness of hops. No distinct flavors, a bit drying astringency slightly but also a sort of chemical and boozy aftertaste. Tannic an malt liquor like sweetness slightly, syrupy tasting and feeling palate, with nearly no hop presence.

This comes off with a touch of hop character only in the mid palate, with no aroma, and quite a bit of booze. Things could be worse but there is nothing here to explore in this brew.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 2ellas
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aprice34
1.87/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of puboflyons
2.24/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From the 650 ml. bottle "Trader Joe's" batch. Sampled on June 30, 2016.

Orange-amber pour with a fast head.

I do pick up a little musty cellar and perfume character in the aroma and maybe, if I try hard enough, a little floral note.

Medium body.

The taste is bland and missing all the punch that a DIPA should bring out. Kind of metallic but it did have a mild bitterness that faded fast.

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Photo of mwilbur
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear red amber with thin light tan head that quickly dissipates.
S: Caramel malt, fruity banana esters, and a whiff of hops.
T: Follows aroma...definitely different for style.
M: Light-medium body. Kinda thin.
D: Off balance for style...too much malt and not enough hops. Take a pass.

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Photo of kbrown
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Chrinst
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwagner003
2.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of dmicek
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
2.34/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
2.65 out of 5 based on 437 ratings.
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