RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

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cards04 (2809) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
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
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. Doesn’t 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 it’s pretty good.

RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 20, 2014
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, I’d love to try this fresh.

schweinhund (38) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2014
12 oz bottle from Pick’nSave. 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 don’t be put off by the 8% ABV at all. Oops, time for another trip to the fridge. From Racine. Thanks Sprecher!

edwardbass (839) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
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 (162) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
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 wouldn’t turn one down if offered.

mmill527 (85) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It has the bitterness of a good IPA but lacks flavor. This one just doesn’t do much for me.

esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
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 (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
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.

cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
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 doesn’t show much promise.

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