JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do believe this is Sprecherís best beer presently. Amber orange color with a substantially bodied head. Aromas of cascade, both pine and orange, hops. Quite malty, slightly sweet, a touch of toffee. Finish is lasting with a light sweetness and touch of bitterness.
MoreHopsPlease99 (1) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew by sprecher is a good example of the traditional IPAs of Olde britain. Its taste is very malty and chewy when the first sip is taken. The hops linger on the sides of the tongue(kent goldings?) The malt presence is almost too up front, and it affects the overall balance. With most IPAs these days it is usually the hops that throw off the balance, in this case it is the exact opposite. The depth to this brew is like mammoth cave. The number of malts flavors present are immense (I ran out of fingers to count on....) Good representation of a classic UK IPA, but not my favorite.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was very impressed with this higher-gravity brew. The multitude of flavors is too complex for me to describe. Drink to believe! If I could get this all year-round, I would!