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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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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
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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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
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nmickels13

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-02-2013 22:48:46 | More by nmickels13
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-27-2013 01:56:58 | More by Ted
IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) from Sprecher Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.