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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.



3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3665) - - 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 (2581) - 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 (933) - 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 (682) - 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 (1790) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tasted on tap at Sprecherís Restaurant & Pub. It was listed as IPA2 which it is also known as. Was able to feel the hops on my tongue, but it left me wanting. Not much nose at all (and I can tell!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Thanks to Sean. Resiny-pine hops. Spicy finish. Full maltiness. Serving: Bottle

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1021) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Somewhat clear but chunky yeast medium orange color. strong planty/grassy with strong sweet carmel.You can just tell its going to be malty sweet and grassy. Very potent not really in a great way exactly,just really grassy and one dimentional. Taste is planty/grassy hops and very bockish malty with sweetcarmel not quite cloying because of the grassy. Strong grassy (grapefruit/piney?) bitter. Thats about it. Its malty strong bitter but lacks good flavor-taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
What? Itís a little deceptive that Sprecherís double IPA is the same as their regular IPA. I guess itís 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
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. Iím not particularly attracted to IPAís 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.


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