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Sproose Double IPA - Black Husky Brewing

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Sproose Double IPASproose Double IPA

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Winter on 06-02-2011

Double IPA brewed with locally harvested spruce tips.
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A) Dark Cloudy orange and has a lingering two finger creamy head.

S) Literally smells like the North Timber Woods of Wisconsin/Michigan after a rainfall.

T) Piney, Piney, Piney, then citrusy notes shine through as well as some biscuit/bread malt.

M) Leaves the pallet a little dry and isn't as bitter as I thought it'd be.

O) This is one of the best DIPA Wisconsin has to offer. Seek or ask for a trade!

Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can find.

A: Pours a clear deep dark orange with a very tall, very effervescent dark tan head. Head finally fades out, leaving a nice big island behind. Good lacing everywhere.

S: Initial aroma was surprising. I expected a forest of pines but it's actually citrusy. Even a touch of tropical fruit. Then I swirled it and whoa. Someone just stuffed a pine cone up my nose (no really, it hurts). Huge pine sap aroma. It's an evergreen apocalypse in my nasal cavities. Okay, you get the idea.

T: More of the same. Big spicy pine notes from start to finish. Big and bold initially, fading a bit in the middle which allows a little citrus to show. No real sign of malt because a huge wave of biting bitterness kicks in quickly. Long, long, long lingering sharp pine flavor between sips. Tastes like I've been chewing on pine trees for about a week.

M: Medium/heavy bodied. Big spicy pine notes with loads of bitterness.

O: Well, definitely a pine DIPA. About as piney as any I've ever had. It's borderline overpowering but what did I expect? If your IPA is named after a tree, it's probably going to smell and taste like one too. Well done, regardless. Tasty with big bold flavors and big bitterness to boot.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sproose Double IPA from Black Husky Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.