IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) | Sprecher Brewing Company

IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
20.3%
Liked This Beer
3.25 w/ 310 ratings
IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.72%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by logansboat15 on 06-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,575
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
310
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.25/5
pDev:
17.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of user785335
2.62/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/3...rusty copper color. And on the lighter side, with a red, almost pinkish hue. Strong pine hopped nose. Bitter throughout, malt balances it out somewhat. Nice burn. Tasty, well made double IPA.

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Photo of drpimento
3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It does have the hop aroma, now if it only had the hop flavor. Plenty of bitterness and some malt to stand up to it. Body's not bad. Long bitter finish. Kind of two dimensional.

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Photo of JimboLahey
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonoffenrir
2.51/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brewery is about 20 miles from my home. Saw this at the liquor store and figured I'd give it a shot. Looked for a date code, as I do on all IPAs, and there was one, but it was not decipherable. Should have passed. Heavy malt aroma, which told me right away this was way past its prime. Taste confirmed it. Very little hop flavor, just very bitter on the finish. Basically, just bitter and malt, and old malt at that. I'd really love to taste this fresh. Maybe the next time I'm up by the brewery. I'll see if they have some fresh.

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Photo of mychalg9
3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There was something to the smell of this beer that was just not right....and for the life of me I can't place it. My neighbor who just recently returned from Wisc on business brought this one home to try. It poured a golden clear with white head and not much lace. The scent....weird. The taste wasn't too bad but it certainly wasn't sessionable. It stayed true to English style so it was more bitter with a sweet malt to try an balance. The mouthfeel was medium in body with goo carbonation. Overall it was ok...probably wouldn't go out of my way to seek this one out.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.04/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance was kinda wretched, those huge yeast chunks everywhere. Smell was almost all c hop bitterness and nothing else. But not exactly the good kind, old.

Taste was more bitterness without any help taste wise from the body or hops. Alcohol extremely prominent. Extremely below average.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have a sneaking suspicion that this bottle of beer came to me courtesy of my (usually) in-person trader, tone77, who has since fled south for the winter. I always get as excited as a puppy when I see him on my porch with his load of mixed bottles & CANs for me and I look forward to his return in the spring. I see that no approved pic exists, so I am taking that FORAC. I also see that it is a screw-top bottle. Hmm.

Nothing to report from the bottle, nor anything to report from the non-existent Pop!, so a gentle pour was in order. Nothing to report there, either. Phew! If there was ever a more flat-lined start to a review, I would like to see it! A gentle pour raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was oddly malt-forward, more like an EIPA than a DIPA, even slightly biscuity. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was an amalgam of a biting pine hops presence with a caramel/biscuit malt backbone. It had a prickly quality on my tongue, whether from the CO2 or its seeming unwillingness/inability to get along with itself, but this was a house divided. Finish was slightly hot, very dry, but not really pleasant as a whole. It is disappointing, since I generally adore Sprecher's products, from pop to beer, but not in this case. Sorry.

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Photo of hozersr
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tim007007
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yankeejw
3.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of phizzle
2.61/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of couchsitta
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
4.4/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InspectorBob
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 773-F-I-B
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stumac
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin_L
3.57/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
2.92/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a orange/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light hops, some malts. Taste is of some hops, medium bitterness, not very tasty, kind of unbalanced and lacking in flavor. Feels medium bodied in overall mediocre at best, to many good DIPA's out there to waste time with this one.

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IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale) from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 20.3% out of 100 with 310 ratings
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