JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Wisconsin Dells Sprecher location. Listed as "IPA˛" at 7.5% abv. Very dark red-brown with a minuscule white head that is mostly diminishing. Heavily caramel nose atop pine needles, toasted grains, very light coffee. Rather heavy bitterness with little malt backbone.
schweinhund (34) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Pick’nSave. Wonderful addition to the Sprecher line, this ale pours a deep, cloudy copper with great nose. Off white head last fair to middlin. Intense hop flavor but well balanced with fine bitter finish. Comes in 4-packs, and like most Sprecher offerings, shows the fine art of Randy Sprecher, one our original craft brewers. Really worth a try. This ale is mellow so don’t be put off by the 8% ABV at all. Oops, time for another trip to the fridge. From Racine. Thanks Sprecher!
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
1pintatatime (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mmill527 (85) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has the bitterness of a good IPA but lacks flavor. This one just doesn’t do much for me.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
adnielsen (10199) - 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 (935) - Lincoln, 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 (1162) - Kearney, 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.