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IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) - Sprecher Brewing Company

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

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75
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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Brock915

Illinois

2/5  rDev -38.7%

07-29-2014 19:28:01 | More by Brock915
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-22-2014 21:01:51 | More by green_plastic
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

07-08-2014 20:02:04 | More by WwLoganxX
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TYeager1992

New York

2.15/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer is just a malty mess, tastes skunked but I can't find a bottling date. I hope the rest of their beers aren't so disappointing.
Mouthfeel: Flat and unimpressive.
Smell: Indistinguishable from any unbalanced malty IPA
Taste: No direction way too many english hops
Overall: Wish I looked up the beer before buying it.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 23:34:44 | More by TYeager1992
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -31%

06-21-2014 00:57:26 | More by Dreadnaught33
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senorswank

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 16:45:53 | More by senorswank
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-09-2014 10:01:08 | More by rudabegga9
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cultclassic89

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

06-06-2014 23:21:11 | More by cultclassic89
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-01-2014 18:30:05 | More by Latarnik
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DeanWormer

Georgia

2.2/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Note to self: Never again go to the craft beer shop without the iPhone so that you can check BeerAdvocate reviews before trying something new. Why did I buy this? There's nothing distinctive, nothing interesting, no complexity, not much flavor. It's not that it's bad - grocery store beer isn't "bad" - it's just not much of anything. A DIPA is supposed the be the product of a generous bounty of hops and malts. Where did they all go in this one? They're nowhere to be found.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 17:18:11 | More by DeanWormer
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WiscoTerr

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2014 23:40:44 | More by WiscoTerr
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-26-2014 03:10:34 | More by Danmullens1
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Henrich

Missouri

2.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours 1 inch of fluffy, off-white foam, which has good staying power. Reduces slowly to 1cm. Color is orange and translucent, but not crystal clear. Visible carbonation.
Smell - Tropical fruit, citrus, floral. I would have liked more smell; maybe the bottle is a little older and it has faded? Not bad, but too subtle... Like you really have to hunt for it.
Taste - The taste starts out quite nice. Floral hop taste is front and center, but quickly yields to an awful, astringent flavor akin to sucking on a tea bag. And it lingers. It is a form of harsh bitterness that is very unpleasant.
Mouthfeel - No problems. Medium body, no noticeable alcohol, fair carbonation.
Overall: This beer has taste issues. It looks great in the glass, but the smell falters, until the taste completely falls through. A disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 23:37:24 | More by Henrich
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Demon_Lung

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +15%

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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
8.0% ABV, 14057 printed on neck

A - Cloudy with unfiltered sediment and/or hop particles, Sprecher's IPA2 has a warm glow shining through the raw honey-colored amber beer. The rising horizon of ivory foam eventually settles to a thin layer but not before it covers the glass in delicate dots of lace.

S - Hopper than your average IPA but no where near close to what any self-respecting hop head would consider as an American Double IPA aroma, Sprecher's IPA2 is much more of a strong English IPA with perfumy earthiness and floral characteristics (with borderline herbal qualities) escaping the maltiness. Raw honey and fruity undertones spill over onto the bready and lightly caramel-sweet base which provides a lovely base for the brew.

T - Despite the lack of a "slap-you-in-the-face" hop aroma, Sprecher's IPA2 is not without hops in flavor, in fact, its got just the opposite. This big brew has plenty of hops to go around but their focus is on a floral, slightly herbal consistency with hints of sharply bitter grapefruit rind, which significantly overlaps the complex, Munich breadiness, slightly sweet caramel malt base.

M - Sprecher's IPA2 has a bigger body but isn't overbearing on the tongue; its smooth maltiness leads into a dry and bitter finish from the hops, which makes for a hop-leaning, yet balanced brew.

O - Here's the thing about Sprecher's IPA2: the label calls this beer a Double India Pale Ale but, aside from notes of American Chinook hops (grapefruit citrus and bitterness) this beer is primarily an English-hopped beer. Its designed to sort of recreate the English beers brewed for the troops stationed in India so while its not intensely high in alcohol, its got just enough to survive a long journey, much like it's elevated hopping. Expect IPA2 to engage the earthier side of hops as opposed to big, bright citrus and tropical fruits or pine as if it's a normal English IPA on steroids. I enjoy how this beer bridges gaps and begs the question, "just how did the original IPAs taste?"

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:53:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8%

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Wisconsin

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Montana

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +15%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -38.7%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8%

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Pennsylvania

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IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) from Sprecher Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.