MetalNHopHead (1153) - 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 Sprecherís double IPA is big and bold, but itís also a bit brash and unrefined. The hoppiness is a bit too abrasive to be truly enjoyable. Itís too bad, too. Sprecher has a record of creating excellent beers. This just isnít quite up to that standard.
HuskerTan (1420) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (5670) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
onceblind (6623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
strongpieman (1642) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy, white head. Very malty and full body. Lots of bitterness with a long finish. Overall pretty good.
jhamp9 (1521) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 Iím reading the date code correctly this is probably past its prime and shouldnít have been sent out.
csaso (1961) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
kaser (5104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
beerbaaron (1866) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 Iíd pick any of their traditional styles over this..
jw0406 (1038) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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