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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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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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Spcoly

Illinois

2.74/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Went to Wisconsin for a family vacation and picked up a four pack of this to enjoy on the lake front. Poured into a pint glass. I had picked up this and a couple new glarus brews but decided to try this one first, mistake. It's really dull on the palate and pretty heavy, actually quite hard to drink. So bad that I even thought about dumping it out. Will never buy again as there's so many better double IPA's on the market...save yourself the time and money and pass this one up...

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:37:12 | More by Spcoly
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22.7%

08-20-2013 21:23:41 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

08-18-2013 01:29:45 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy light red/orange with a nice white head. Smells of sweet floral and citrus hops, very inviting. Tastes of citrus hops and slight malt, but not sharp like a beer of this type should. Beer is a little heavily carbonated, but medium body still goes down well. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 00:25:22 | More by cyclonece09
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westcott

California

3/5  rDev -8%

07-28-2013 17:29:38 | More by westcott
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beersimmons

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-19-2013 02:19:43 | More by beersimmons
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AngusOg

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

07-17-2013 21:05:34 | More by AngusOg
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -8%

07-06-2013 12:11:04 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-16-2013 21:44:38 | More by DemoniChris
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four91

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2013 03:01:17 | More by four91
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - dark orange with a soft lacing of white head

S - sweet, apples, caramel

T - caramel, baked apples, hint of toasted malt, mild piney bitterness in the finish, big alcohol warmth in the finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, very warm bordering on hot

This is not an impressive beer. For a DIPA the hops are incredibly subdued. To me this comes across as a malt bomb with way too much estery fruit. It's sweet and the apple notes border on cloying. The hops only really come in at the end and even then it's a failed attempt at balance. I'm glad I tried this one, but I won't be getting it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 00:47:00 | More by tdm168
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2013 18:07:07 | More by nheinzie57
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blackcompg

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from their 12oz bottle -

Appearance - Pours a quick finger of offwhite eggshell foam, dissipates pretty quickly. Color is a hazy orange amber. Whoah - there is a ton of sediment floating around in here, and a storm of effervescense, we're talking large pieces here, like seeing debris in a tornado video - seems a bit odd, and seems to be too much.

Smell - Orange, mango and tropical, and then some floral pollen, and maybe even a slight chalky smell. Also starts to heat up towards the end, could be better balanced at 7.7%.

Taste - Taste is very heavy on the floral hops, clover and pollen, there is some light tropical and orange flavors in the background here too. About halfway through the sip a chalky dryness and some grapefruit pith and bitter floral begins to assert itself.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium mouthfeel, slight creamy smoothness, carb is just below medium, drinks easily, and is on the slick side.

Overall - Really not a bad dipa, very heavily floral, seems a bit one sided though. Also a bit unbalanced, you can really start to pick up the alcohol halfway through. If you like floral ipa's oyu may want to try this, otherwise I can't recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:44:21 | More by blackcompg
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-21-2013 14:10:14 | More by BuzzLitebier
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weonfire

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

04-15-2013 17:32:37 | More by weonfire
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-14-2013 00:16:38 | More by PEIhop
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tbergsli

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%

03-22-2013 01:07:22 | More by tbergsli
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

03-09-2013 14:18:37 | More by ejimhof
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

02-22-2013 21:21:15 | More by boudreaux
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-20-2013 01:36:15 | More by t0rin0
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bman_85

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

02-16-2013 04:03:00 | More by bman_85
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3/5  rDev -8%

02-14-2013 13:54:28 | More by MonkeyStain
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:35:17 | More by rajendra82
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Keith_R

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8%

02-07-2013 00:48:36 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +15%

02-07-2013 00:46:54 | More by Zach136
IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) from Sprecher Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.