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RATINGS: 308   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.



3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (864) - 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 (2356) - 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 (440) - 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 (1965) - 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 (1196) - 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 (742) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
What is this? Just awful. No balance, barely any discernable taste. Just poorly done all around. I donít know what else to say. Drain pour.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
starewich (167) - - AUG 27, 2012
Soapy hops overpower anything else that might be in this beer. Even for a double IPA this tastes like some kind of stunt.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2012
I like hops, but this is on a whole new level. The hoppiness just overwhelms any taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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