jw0406 (1118) - 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
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle with a twist-off cap, from Jungle Jim’s. 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
niday2288 (115) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malt forward aroma and palate. Pretty run of the mill DIPA, good but, unremarkable
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. don’t expect a zesty, refreshing ipa.
bytemesis (6722) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 don’t think of it as an IPA.
rajendra82 (1047) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lemke10 (969) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. There’s slight hints of bitter lemon, burnt malts, and wheat. Certainly drinkable but not one of Sprecher’s better beers.
Chudwick (2816) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 don’t 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.