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

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2.64/5
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452 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,497
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
452
pDev:
27.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
74
Trade:
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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Rick778
3.12/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ChuckTom
3.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crow
3.62/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IndiaPaleViking
3.72/5  rDev +40.9%
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 imbibehour
3.01/5  rDev +14%
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 +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 2ellas
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aprice34
1.87/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of puboflyons
2.24/5  rDev -15.2%
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 -4.2%
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 +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Chrinst
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
2.19/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of dmicek
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
2.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ipamadness820
3.02/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA with a good ABV%. Don't be afraid to try it because the price does not do the flavor justice, most of the large bottles cost up to $10 per. but Boatswain is max $2.99 and is an easy to drink beer.

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Photo of VAbrookiechaser
2.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Elpadrino42069
3.83/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.38/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHickman
2.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours hazy copper color with a 2 finger foamy beige head that was full of bubbles, dissipating slowly as the bubbles pop and ease down. Left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, brown sugar, vegetables, orange peel, dark fruit and metallic yeast. Sweet smelling but not hoppy at all, this was more like a very malty amber ale, Wee Heavy or German Altbier.

Tastes like it smells with zero IPA qualities besides some hints of fruit and orange peel along with a deep sweetness. Even for an English IPA this lacks any hop presence to categorize it in the IPA family. Too malty, too sweet, no balance and a strange plastic or metallic taste.

As they say, you get what you pay for and this was very cheap....the price is only a mirage as this is no DIPA.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.59/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange looking color with a creamy head and lace. Not a bad looking brew. In the aroma there is a faint hint of orange peel, lots of toasted bread, some alcohol and a strong bubblegum aroma. The aroma actually reminds me more of a Belgian than an IPA. The taste is malt forward, citrusy and with a modest hops bittering and piny feel. Medium bodied and creamy. Overall, this doesn't really feel like an IPA, thus it loses points if you rate it according to style. Still, it is tasty and not as bad as compared to other ratings here.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
2.11/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

What can I say, you get what you pay for. Absolutely no DIPA attributes. This smells and taste like a harsh Belgium beer. It's quite weird. Apple, banana esters, bubblegum. Sweetness builds as it warms and again, not an inkling of hops. I will be hard pressed to finish this. One and done.

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Photo of Lucnifter
2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rivarol
3.76/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boatswain Double IPA (Twin Screw Steamer) from Rhinelander Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.64 out of 5 with 452 ratings
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