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IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) - Sprecher Brewing Company

IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.04%


Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.72% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: logansboat15 on 06-18-2007)
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Reviews by TastyTaste:
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It's been a very long time since i have reviewed a beer. I havent had many beers i felt were worthy of a review, or at least I had something to say about. Not bad looking, hazy and about average for the style, nice creamy head. The smell and taste are hoppy to be sure, but the presence of caramel candy flavor really is a negative in this beer. Sweet tarts candy tartness and carmel sweetness make this hard to drink and not very enjoyable. I appreciate the effort, just not a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 18:14:22 | More by TastyTaste
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Sprecher Double IPA

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Sam Adam's perfect pint glass.

A) Nice looking amber brew with a full finger of slightly off white head. Decent retention and some lacing.

S) Perhaps age has muted the aroma a bit here. I can't locate a bottling date, but from what I gather this is a summer release. I just pick up a shit-load of soggy grain and a little citrus.

T) Sadly, I must report this follows the nose. Quite grassy and a little bitter on the backend. Not a pleasant aftertaste. If I'm looking for some bread in this shit sandwich, I'd have to say the alcohol is well hidden.

M) Medium bodied and a bit over carbonated for my liking. Not very fun to drink from a mouthfeel standpoint.

O) My journey through the leftover Christmas beer continues... This was an epic fail. Sprecher has some good beers, but this ain't one of them. Sorry, but I cannot recommend this beer.

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No freshness date, and no indication that it is a summer seasonal.

Pours hazed/clouded amber with a thin, wispy, slowly fading cover. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, caramel and some black pepper.

The taste is of pine/resin with some tropical fruit. It has a firm caramel backing. Black pepper spicing is in the warm finish.

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While hops are noticeable, it has a boozy caramel backing. It is a decent double IPA overall.

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IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) from Sprecher Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.