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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.



2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9470) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HuskerTan (572) - Holdrege, 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 (4107) - 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 (4623) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1539) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy, white head. Very malty and full body. Lots of bitterness with a long finish. Overall pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
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..


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