snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle. Slightly hazy pretty orange color. I donít get much from the aroma. It says it is dry-hopped, but maybe my bottle is a bit old. Some faint grassy, citrusy aromas and maybe a little malt. Bitter up front taste with some honey character and some sweet malt. Kind of oily. Bitter all the way through, finishing with a lingering bitterness. Not the best IPA I have had, but a decent effort.
Cousin_Larry (666) - - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is probably the best Sprecher brew Iíve had to date. Decent DIPA with a buttery caramel flavor. Malt is balanced with hops. It would be a 4.0 beer if the flavor was stronger - itís a bit on the watery side.
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is under arms but the appearance is perfect. Taste is probably like licking an underarm after deodorant on... aromatic on the tongue bitter unpleasant. good on palate with some biting notes.
Overall not a dumper but not good.
BeerRenter76 (345) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that diminished pretty quickly. Average spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries bread and caramel along with some light citrus and pine hops. Quite boozy as well. The flavor is mostly bready with a bit of hop flavor and also quite a bit of booze. The booze is finally balance in the mouthfeel with a pretty good amount of bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Decent enough, though not something Iíd grab again.
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Tangerine malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately strong grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance.
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview: copper orange pour with thin white head. aroma of sweet candy caramel, grapefruit. tastes are grassy, floral, tinny, spice, caramel malts, citrus. fairly aggressive bitter - but evenly. little dry. oily medium palate.
rondphoto (3033) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Hazy amber brown color, solid rocky 2" ivory head, globs and streaks of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is somewhat sweet malt that adds strong floral hops on the swallow, both parts moving through a medium finish. Sprecherís claim of "massive" hop bitterness isnít backed up by the brew, but it is a solid traditional IPA.
Drake (10849) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a hazy orange with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, floral, citrus hops and pale malt. The taste is bitter citrus hops, pale malt. Thin bodied, astringent, lingering bitterness.
cards04 (2419) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great double. This is all about the hops. Nice dank bitterness in the aromas and flavors. Excellent.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber colored beer, cloudy with average carbonation. Has a dense white head.
I smell a caramel malt around with a very sutle earthy hop bouqet.
A nicely balanced brew of caramel malts and earthy hops maybe a bit herbal too.
A medium body beer.
Doesnít match up well to the label. I find this beer really to be lacking flavor. I expected more of a flavor wallop.
All in all itís pretty good.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright copper with lasting wisp of white head. Aroma is oxidized hops, and overpowering malts. Flavor is intense with notes of rusted metal. Malt is not very present. Overall unbalanced. Sat on the shelf for 3.5 months, Iíd love to try this fresh.