rajendra82 (934) - 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.
schweinhund (30) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from PickínSave. Wonderful addition to the Sprecher line, this ale pours a deep, cloudy copper with great nose. Off white head last fair to middlin. Intense hop flavor but well balanced with fine bitter finish. Comes in 4-packs, and like most Sprecher offerings, shows the fine art of Randy Sprecher, one our original craft brewers. Really worth a try. This ale is mellow so donít be put off by the 8% ABV at all. Oops, time for another trip to the fridge. From Racine. Thanks Sprecher!
edwardbass (424) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Color is light amber. Aroma is weird, like a funky mass-market lager with more hops. Taste is one-dimensional - jarring pine-resin hops bitterness. Medium carbonation and very dry. A mediocre, bordering on bad, DIPA.
1pintatatime (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Nice, hazy golden color. Aroma is more malt than hops, full of bread and fruitcake scents. The flavor follows the malt-forward aroma, but there is a reasonably bitter hop finish. Good,rich mouth feel. Overall not bad, just a tiny to the malty side for me. That said, I wouldnít turn one down if offered.
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has the bitterness of a good IPA but lacks flavor. This one just doesnít do much for me.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, at a free beer event so it was that much better. not very unique, just a pretty well balanced double ipa with strong but one dimension hop and malt presence. pleasant, would get again probably
backdaft (181) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color. Thin white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is a bit off. Earthy hops and sweet malt throughout. Bitter and malty at the same time; weird. Full bodied with average carbonation. Not my favorite IPA profile.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins and shared with LeninCat. Pours a milky orange appearance with an off white head. Bubblegum, grapefruit, sweet citrus fruit aroma with a bit of booze. Bitter and boozy. Kind of chunky, chewy toasted malty flavor with bubblegum and some tropical fruit notes. This bottle is pretty old but the beer doesnít show much promise.
jbuskirk (305) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (343) - 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 (3093) - 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.