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Sparkly Eyes - Black Husky Brewing

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ncketchum on 01-16-2013)
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Reviews by ncketchum:
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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris Z for this one. Served chilled in an imperial pint glass

A - pours a murky reddish brown with some sediment, a couple of fingers of thick head with good retention

S - the spruce is evident initially on the nose, then hops come through strongly. Sweet malts follow.

T - again, the spruce is very big up front, quite intense, lots of hops, with a big sweet malt backbone, a lot sweeter than I had expected

M - thick and chewy, the spruce lingers for some time along with the hops, a bit of alcohol burn in the end

O - A very interesting beer, a couple notches above Sproose Joose on the spruce. I can't decide if I love it or if its' a cool novelty. Not quite as drinkable as Sproose Joose. I'm excited to try more from Black Husky.

ncketchum, Jan 16, 2013
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Dark rusty orange with a gigantic head that took forever to diminish. It was poured into a tulip. Loads of cascading lace.

The aroma is heavy on the malt. Bitter, herbal, tea like smell. Brown sugar. The hops are piney but overshadowed by the malt.

Astringent, tea-like flavor. Herbal and pine. Leans more towards and english style ipa than an american double. Boozy and I'm not surprised that it clocks in at over 10%.

Mouthfeel is full and chewy. Very filling. Bitter end.

Eh. It's ok but I didn't find many redeeming qualities. Again, it's more like a boozy english IPA than an American DIPA.

Vonerichs, Sep 18, 2013
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Thanks Bob for this one!

Bright amber orange, high clarity, thin layer of froth with spotty lace when swirled. Ok coverage, fades after a minute.

Crystal malt aroma dominates, some herbal spruce as it warms. Taste is more spruce forward on a crystal malt base. Medium bodied with good carb, a little sweet and a little bitter. Reminiscent of an English IPA, wondering when this came out.

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Pours a thick, dense, off-white head. Glorious aroma is a melody of bright spruce tips and hops. Oh, mercy....this smells of Christmasy heaven. Radiant burnt umber. Starts with assertive spruce and delcious, floral hops; sweet malt behind it all. As the bitterness peaks, so does the spruce. Moves into a citrus rind-like bitterness, with spruce still behind it. Lingering floral hops and spruce.

Holy hell. This is wonderful. An onslaught of spruce balanced perfectly with hops and sweet malt. MAYBE, I could argue that this is a bit one-dimensional...but, it's sooo good.

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Sparkly Eyes from Black Husky Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.