RATINGS: 316   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42641) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
From bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nice spicy aroma hops. Taste is strong spicy and with a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36180) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy and malty, while the flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. Lacks a bit of hops for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27027) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
(Bottle 47 cl) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Somewhat unclean malt aroma. Medium body and light touch of alcohol - somewhat oxidized. A crude and brutal bitterness. Not pleasant. 011206

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (19102) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Vorwiegend herber Antrunk, der Hopfen macht einenschlechten Eindruck und wirkt schwach. Die Bitterkeit dagegen ist stark und prgend, eine geringe Grasigkeit gert zunehm,end in den Hintergrund, die Aromen wirken hohl. Etwas muffiger Abgang, stark getreidig. 8/7/9/6/10/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle from Brusin Ales as IPA2 Double IPA.. Pours hazy light amber with a transient white head. Aroma of sweet burnt caramel with a little floral hop. Med body more or less. Flavor is quite bitter. Underlying cooked caramel. Hop is intense. Rather uncertain as to the type. Guessing citrus/resin. Theres no doubt this is a hoppy little ale. And its a lot more balanced than most of these things. Just wish I could assign a name to the hop(s). Going with floral and resin. Hope thats not too far off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (14222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small amber head. Aroma was fruity with a bit of carmel. Palate was medium bodied. Flavorwas fruity with some carmel and a bitter finish. Not a really good IPA in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured clear brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hoppy and malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(1L Bottle labeled as IPA2, thanks BckDich) Small but persistent beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, grassy, light dusky. Some dryness in the finish. Light-medium body. At the time I drank it I thought this was very subdued for an IIPA, as it seemed an IPA (at most) in bitterness intensity -- funny to see that its in fact aliased to an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13404) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A hazed DIPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth clover hops, with loads of esters, a bit of nail polish. In mouth, sweet caramel malt with floral hops, a bit of citrus, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

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