adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 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.
HuskerTan (572) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (4107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
strongpieman (1539) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy, white head. Very malty and full body. Lots of bitterness with a long finish. Overall pretty good.
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red orange pour. Sweet caramel dominates the taste and aroma. Some earthy hops and tea come through in the the taste. Medium body. This is a new beer to my local store so if I’m reading the date code correctly this is probably past its prime and shouldn’t have been sent out.
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - good size thick head, hazy dark orange color, piney and earthy hop aroma and flavor, but also very balanced with sweet malt - much more balanced than a typical double IPA, and still very good though
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft at the sprecher brewpub in lake Geneva, IL. Reddish orange pour. Tons of sticky head. hoppy and earthy taste and smell. Some malts. Not a bad IPA
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glowing orange amber. Medium, creamy off-white head, lasting with lace. Citrus hops balanced by quite a bit of caramel, maybe more than hops. Lighter medium body with a long bitter finish. Fairly creamy. Bitterness may be a little green, but the palate adjusts somewhat. Decent but I’d pick any of their traditional styles over this..