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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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This traditional ale was originally brewed in England for the British troops stationed in India. Double dry-hopped,it has intense hop flavors and aromas delicately balanced with a potent, yet delicious, malty sweetness.

Randy's Notes: "Our IPA is of the imperial or double style, therefore much stronger than the normal IPA's now found everywhere. It has a very balanced but different flavor than most US micro types focusing on more on malt and hop balance where CA IPA's emphasize massive hop aroma and bitterness."

Editor's Note: also known as IPA2 Double IPA.



2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edwardbass (423) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Color is light amber. Aroma is weird, like a funky mass-market lager with more hops. Taste is one-dimensional - jarring pine-resin hops bitterness. Medium carbonation and very dry. A mediocre, bordering on bad, DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Nice, hazy golden color. Aroma is more malt than hops, full of bread and fruitcake scents. The flavor follows the malt-forward aroma, but there is a reasonably bitter hop finish. Good,rich mouth feel. Overall not bad, just a tiny to the malty side for me. That said, I wouldn’t turn one down if offered.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It has the bitterness of a good IPA but lacks flavor. This one just doesn’t do much for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Good beer, at a free beer event so it was that much better. not very unique, just a pretty well balanced double ipa with strong but one dimension hop and malt presence. pleasant, would get again probably

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
backdaft (181) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color. Thin white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is a bit off. Earthy hops and sweet malt throughout. Bitter and malty at the same time; weird. Full bodied with average carbonation. Not my favorite IPA profile.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins and shared with LeninCat. Pours a milky orange appearance with an off white head. Bubblegum, grapefruit, sweet citrus fruit aroma with a bit of booze. Bitter and boozy. Kind of chunky, chewy toasted malty flavor with bubblegum and some tropical fruit notes. This bottle is pretty old but the beer doesn’t show much promise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Sprecher’s double IPA is big and bold, but it’s also a bit brash and unrefined. The hoppiness is a bit too abrasive to be truly enjoyable. It’s too bad, too. Sprecher has a record of creating excellent beers. This just isn’t quite up to that standard.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Earthy, floral, spices, spruce. A- Copper color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Very bitter, malty, earthy, leaves, floral. P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish. O- Very abrasive bitter taste. Not as balanced as I thought it would be.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Cloudy, orange-amber with a short, thick, off-white head. Bread and pine aroma. Caramel, earthy bitter...old teal leaves and wood. Just hop bitter...no spark. Blaah.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
From a bottle labeled IPA2. Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy white head. Aroma smells like earthy stale hop and a touch of light caramel. The hoppiness kinda reminds me of fart. Thankfully the flavor is more pleasant. Taste starts hoppy bitter with some pine and leafy earthy notes, blending into a dry and blunt earthy pale malt tone with just a kiss of dusty caramel. Full body but not very robust or complex. Not a big fan.


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