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Sproose Double IPA - Black Husky Brewing

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Sproose Double IPASproose Double IPA

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 26
Gots: 3 | 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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a clean copper pour with 3 fingers of fluffy head, excellent lacing. the smell is of a citrus nature.. i have never smelled a spurce tree, but this definitely smells like what i imagine it to be like.. very earthy scents (pine needles), very citrus (grapefruit), sweet like honey. the taste is bitter up front then hits you hard with the spruce which is DELICIOUS, finishes with a citrusy sweet mix of the malt base with floral / citrus hops. holy crap this is amazing.
medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy on the lips with a sticky feeling left behind. looking at the glass almost empty reveals an intense amount of lacing. very sticky beer, love it!

this is a very odd ipa.. definitely get the basic 2 row malt base with maybe some caramel malt, piney hops, floral and grapefruit essences in both smell and taste, and then a huge amount of spruce which takes over the spotlight but the others remain in the background. this is a fantastic beer and i recommend it to anyone who wants something new in their ipa's

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:29:33 | More by facundoCNB
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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.

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Pulled from Ray's Beer Store on North Ave in Wauwatosa...

A- A very bodied amber color, very clear with a nice foam on top. Very natural looking beer, I hope the feel is smooth as the appearance.

S- A very light hoppy smell with strong fruit aroma, but not sweet. Like the location of Pembine, it smells very outdoorsy, the spruce must be balancing the hops and citrus.

T- When a beer moves you to sigh, it must be good. What I love about this taste is that it's not to complex, very easy to handle, but very deep. There is a bit of sincerity in this beer. It has a very straight forward taste and something different that the usual IPA drinker would either appreciate or hate.

M- The spruce really sits well, almost feels like the equivalent to a mighty fine Gin. Th spruce really balances the hops and citrus taste, the humble creativity is felt as it holds in the after taste.

O- This feels like a beer you have one on one with a good friend or brother. Just feels like a good person, a good soul brewed this beer. I really look forward to drinking this again and sharing it with someone. But for my first experience, I'm taking it all in myself. I'll for sure try more beers from this brewery. My In-laws cottage is in Pembine, I'm surprised I haven't seen/heard of it before.

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Sproose Double IPA from Black Husky Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.