brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What? It’s a little deceptive that Sprecher’s double IPA is the same as their regular IPA. I guess it’s not actually a regular ipa. Just pick a label and run with it. I got it when it was labeled as a dipa, and even with my expectations of an emboldened flavor, I still thought it was unusually piney. The aroma was grassy hops, the appearance was yellow, the mouthfeel was medium bodied with carbonation, and the flavor was hopped pine and cellulose.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this poured from a bottle under the Sprecher IPA2 label, Imperial style. Very floral and sparkly on the nose, obviously hop forward with a tight effervescent white head. I’m not particularly attracted to IPA’s but the Imperial styles bring a boozier quality to offset the intense hops that I enjoy. Essentially, a big hoppy, quality IPA with a richer mouthfeel. Quite good.
BMMillsy (974) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
What is this? Just awful. No balance, barely any discernable taste. Just poorly done all around. I don’t know what else to say. Drain pour.
starewich (139) - - AUG 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Soapy hops overpower anything else that might be in this beer. Even for a double IPA this tastes like some kind of stunt.
rdenney18 (85) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I like hops, but this is on a whole new level. The hoppiness just overwhelms any taste.
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nike (824) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle that say IPA squared. Interesting brew, well balanced… brown pour, 1in off brown head, not as hoppy aroma as I thought it would be. The flavor wasn’t overly hoppy as I was hoping for either. It definitely has that “imperial” flavor to it, long bitter and alcohol finish. I didn’t get that massive” hop flavor. Overall, decent brew,…thanks to “cheap” for this one. I owe you buddy!
boozedude (1499) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chicago best...labeled as sprecher double ipa... Not much of a double but still good ber.. Would do again
deyholla (5409) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the bottle at the Mundelin beer fest. Pours a hazy deep amber orange with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of musty earthy pine and grass with a backing earthy grain note. Flavor has earthy sweet grains with a musty pine note and a bit muddling.
degbert (908) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, dark orange-gold with a high, large-grained, cream head. The nose is very clean and herbal, shading into an almost mint/menthol sharpness. Very clean and biting on the front of the tongue, with a long grapefruit bitterness that lasts all the way through the finish. Very crisp and refreshing, and well-balanced. This works quite well for me.
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brusin Ales as IPA2 Double IPA.. Pours hazy light amber with a transient white head. Aroma of sweet burnt caramel with a little floral hop. Med body more or less. Flavor is quite bitter. Underlying cooked caramel. Hop is intense. Rather uncertain as to the type. Guessing citrus/resin. There’s no doubt this is a hoppy little ale. And it’s a lot more balanced than most of these things. Just wish I could assign a name to the hop(s). Going with floral and resin. Hope that’s not too far off.