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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.



3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (814) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt. Medium bodied, more about the balance between malt and hops. Not your typicall DIPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
12oz bottle with a twist-off cap, from Jungle Jimís. Labeled "IPA2 Double India Pale Ale". ABV is 7.72% alcohol. Code on bottle is "00194 120301052". Served in my DFH IPA glass. Mostly hazy amber color. Lots of particles swirling about in the body. Thin off-white head. Leaves pretty respectable lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Lightly spicy hop, some orange creme. More malt forward flavor, big caramel malts. Sweeter, malty taste. Less bitter in the finish. As far as malt-forward IPAs go, this is alright... I just prefer my IPAs to be hop-forward. Not too easy to down, either

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niday2288 (115) - - MAY 17, 2013
Pour is hazy orange, almost amber with a thin white head. Nose is sweet fruit and citrus with a slight hop floral/pine. Taste is actually maltier than expected. There is some decent hop notes sweet pine as well as some biscuit or bread yeast. Mouthfeel is medium. Not as oily as some double/imperial ipa's but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Very malt forward aroma and palate. Pretty run of the mill DIPA, good but, unremarkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours an orangey copper with an off-white head. Aroma has simple sugars with a heavy malt bill. Taste is of sweet caramel malts and a lot of sugar, with faint fruits. Not too IPAish, but then again ... not sure what else it would be.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3824) - - FEB 17, 2013
bottle. ipa2. 7.72%. hazy gold with yeast chunks under a medium, creamy white head. earthy, sprucy aroma. minty, sprucy hop flavors, but also some floral german varieties. a big, thick, malt backing with some crystal malt i think. full bodied with light carbonation. donít expect a zesty, refreshing ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a ton of floaties and a medium white head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit, plus a bit of pine. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet and light bitter strengthening to medium in the far finish. Pretty damn unexciting, but actually not bad if you donít think of it as an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (959) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
The beer looked clear in the mug, with light copper colored body, and a head that was a little thicker than the width of one finger. The smell was very mild for the style with a herbal-spicy hop smell followed by carbonation smell. The initial taste was quite spicy and resinous with notes of chill pepper, ginger, and cinnamon, but it also suffered from a metallic tinge. This was followed by a honey like sweetness, and the finish was a little floral. The mouthfeel was harsher than I like, and the alcohol was weirdly hot for a beer that was under 8% ABV. Overall misses the mark for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy, dark copper color with a bubbly head of foam that last for a while leaving a thin layer of foam for the first sip. Scent is strong with malts and bitter hops. The taste is unusual for a double IPA. There is a hoppy taste to it but not in a good way. The dryness just kind of lingers around and is rather bland. Thereís slight hints of bitter lemon, burnt malts, and wheat. Certainly drinkable but not one of Sprecherís better beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2207) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle - pours dark orange with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, and more citrus hops. Flavor adds... Power just went out; glad I just rated the appearance because these two measly candles donít cut it... Flavor adds an overwhelming amount of hops. I expected more malts based on the smell, but the balance is not quite there. Medium body with a long bitter finish. Resin aftertaste. 7/4/8/4/15 3.8.


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