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Sproose Double IPA - Black Husky Brewing

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90
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 27
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with locally harvested spruce tips.

(Beer added by: Winter on 06-02-2011)
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Reviews by OnWisconsin:
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2014 04:42:30 | More by OnWisconsin
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-06-2013 01:22:01 | More by bpfrush
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-14-2013 02:12:09 | More by richkrull
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Tuckersmth

California

4.65/5  rDev +14.5%

Recommended by Drew at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. This was my first adventure with Spruce IPA and I was not disappointed. I would call this a hate / love beer with not much room in between but I loved it. Who knows how they one gathers Spruce tips for brewing , but I give Black Husky props for this bold adventure.

08-14-2013 01:16:00 | More by Tuckersmth
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-17-2013 02:10:05 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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elkabong

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-22-2014 21:45:21 | More by elkabong
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MitchellBeir

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-08-2013 00:33:30 | More by MitchellBeir
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-10-2014 15:43:01 | More by beergorrilla
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mobius387

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Just missed this on tap at 3 cellars, so I settled for a bottle poured into a pint glass

(going off notes)

Appearance: hard to say as this beer was fast chilled, mine was pretty foamy, big head but I bet thats cause it was bothered. hazy golden color

Smell: drive to canada. walk deep into the forest. stick your nose into a pine tree. yup, thats what this baby smells like. its amazing how much scent this sucker gives off. a big sniff practically clears the sinuses. extremely unique and very well done

Palate: even for an DIPA, this one is heavy. flavors flood your whole mouth. doesn't taste like it, but it reminded me of mouth wash cause the spruce had a stinging quality to it.

Taste: truly robust flavor. if you think spruce is the greatest thing on earth, you must get this beer. solid pine from sip to swallow. leaves your mouth tingling. couldn't drink it more than small sips it was so powerful

Overall: this is truly a unique tasting beer that also has a refined finish to it. if you live in wisconsin, you gotta get your hands on this beer.

09-17-2011 00:06:09 | More by mobius387
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-06-2014 20:54:12 | More by Rborre321
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bashiba

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured a slightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a thick and sticky white head.

The smell was like standing inside of a spruce tree, incredibly piney and junipery, but in a good way. Just a hint of spicy ginger as well.

The flavor was a bit sweet up front with a light bit of caramel sneaking through what was an absolute spruce assault. Huge waves of Piney and Juniper flavors along with a long deep bitterness. The bartender compared it to Gin, and that was an accurate comparison, very herbal and spicy.

The mouthfeel was very full and oily leaving a huge coating of hoppy goodness.

I like this a bunch, very fun as long as you like the spruce flavor. A nice twist on what has become a bit of predictable style.

03-26-2012 14:02:46 | More by bashiba
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heystevec

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 01:01:59 | More by heystevec
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.1%

07-01-2014 00:13:59 | More by sjstraub
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-14-2013 03:28:50 | More by Chrixsus
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Synergy87

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-24-2014 23:27:27 | More by Synergy87
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-14-2013 01:24:36 | More by Kunstman
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sahd-1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-27-2014 04:29:35 | More by sahd-1
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Into a 0.5l dimpled mug it pours a murky sun tea orange with plenty of yeast floaties all around. The fact that it's chunky leads me to think it's been sitting for a bit. It has about a finger of foam that settles to a thin veil across the surface that breaks eventually. A ring of delicate lace around the edges.

Sweet malty aroma, somewhat fruity, with a little bit of grassy and resiny sweet spruce notes behind that.

Similar sweet and malty flavors, full bodied and chewy with some distinctive sprucey hop notes in the end that linger nicely in the dry finish. Carbonation is on the lighter side. Will seek out a fresher sample to compare...

Thanks Jayme for the Black Husky assortment!

04-29-2012 21:35:47 | More by emerge077
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-09-2014 18:51:32 | More by Hendrick24
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +8.6%

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
8.6% ABV

A - Sproose Joose's firm off-white head caps the beer with impressive sustain, caking the snifter in lacing and adding to the wonderful appearance of this clear, deep amber-hued brew!

S - The essence of Black Husky's northwoods location immediately emanates from this beer. Spruce tips give the hoppy aroma an earthy pine, slightly minty twang that goes perfectly with their inherent earthy, slightly fruity nature. Sweet caramel covered cashews with dense bready notes fill the background in with smoothness.

T - A smooth caramel praline-like malt base gives the beer lingering sweetness that helps balance the beer but, it's the bold hops that steal the show. Spruce adds a splash of pine into the mix, blending earthy notes with the cantaloupe, mango, and dribble of pineapple hop fruitiness.

M - Sproose Joose is a smooth beer, balanced nicely by a favorable malt base that brings sweetness throughout, but the beer finishes with a biting bitterness one's not sure to forget.

O - As unique as the dogs featured on their labels, Black Husky's Sproose Joose combines the sharp earthiness and woods-like pine character of spruce with a wallop of hops for a smooth-bodied beer that finishes quite bitter. The spruce addition is a wonderful twist on a style saturated in the market place - Sproose Joose is a leader in the pack.

02-06-2014 00:40:10 | More by BeerFMAndy
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BBrewington

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-19-2013 04:32:18 | More by BBrewington
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-20-2014 02:43:35 | More by MidwestBA
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wethorseblanket

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Reviewed from notes. Bomber bottle.

A: Pours a clear orange with a fluffy half-inch thick white head which leaves splotchy lace.

N: Notable spruce and pine with some citrusy and fruity undertones.

T: Malty with slightly sweet, earthy honey, and spices from the spruce tips.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Bittering hop and sweet malty finish with lingering spruce/pine spice.

O: Interesting creation. Worth trying.

07-01-2014 19:08:36 | More by wethorseblanket
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robear

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-13-2014 03:39:35 | More by robear
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kniles38

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-12-2014 01:21:30 | More by kniles38
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Sproose Double IPA from Black Husky Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.