Sproose 2IPA
Black Husky Brewing

Sproose 2IPASproose 2IPA
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From:
Black Husky Brewing
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,868
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,695
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 12.41%
Ratings:
236
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 19, 2021
Added:
Jun 02, 2011
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  21
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Sproose 2IPASproose 2IPA
Notes: Formerly Sproose Double IPA

Double IPA brewed with locally harvested spruce tips.
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4 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Aug 19, 2021
 
3.99 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 30, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by osheamatth from New York

Nice copper orangey pour with medium lacing. Plenty of deep wood resin in the nose like a walk through a piney forest floor. Even stronger on all those notes on the palate. Maybe a tad over the top on them too. I wanted more nuance in the flavor profile to detect some fruit or mash or anything other than that crystalize resin. It lingers on the the aftertaste too.

Jan 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

The 2020 brew that includes spruce from the 2020 City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree. Poured from a can into a tulip. Pours dark red orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus with just a hint of pine. Tastes of pine with just a hint of citrus, like drinking a Christmas tree. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Jan 01, 2021
 
3.84 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 10, 2020
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Jan 15, 2020
 
1.66 by npendres from Wisconsin on Nov 07, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 7/12/15 @ the Palace.

See-through orange appearance.

Huge eggshell head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Fresh pine needles, orange citrus & mint notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh pine needle flavor up front; dry pine finish. Holy shit, this was like licking a pine needle.

Over the top & unbalanced; interesting nonetheless.

Oct 08, 2019
 
4 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Aug 17, 2019
 
4 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2019
 
4 by Hibernator from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Golden brunt orange body with some light white foam. Smells strongly of pine, like if you just opened a pine car air freshener and then shoved it up your nostrils. Taste is a resinous version of the smell, with some sticky caramel malts to help cut the intensity, pretty tasty actually. Body is sticky, hoppy and herbal. No nuance here, but if you like pine and hops this one is for you!

May 10, 2019
 
4.27 by bjlewis1 from Wisconsin on Dec 22, 2018
 
4.08 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Nov 09, 2018
 
4.02 by cd34 from Illinois on Aug 13, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Badger2121 from Illinois

Great pine on the nose and taste. Very smooth. Like this dpa a lot. Very tasty.

Jul 04, 2018
 
2.26 by BellsFan from Michigan on May 16, 2018
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 30, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

The spruce is just too much. Smells great, doesn't taste nearly as good.

Nov 27, 2017
 
3.48 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Oct 26, 2017
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4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Piercan from Wisconsin

Color: clear golden amber.
Not much to the nose. Fresh smell.
Taste: Dominant hops with strong earthy (sprucy?) undertones. Rich hops flavors expand through the nose.
Feel: Overall smooth feel, with well-rounded bitterness.
Great experience. Will get another.
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PS. Second pint. Yes. Definitely sprucy.
One of a kind. A rare experience. And so well-balanced. Love it.

Oct 05, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zonker17 from Texas

7oz draft pour to shaker, no head, clear amber, good lacing. Nose very dank and piney. Taste is literally like eating an evergreen but enjoyable, very unique in the world of IPA. Bitter but not too much, malt balances the flavors well. Above average body and average carbonation.

Sep 15, 2017
 
3.3 by rderedin from Maine on Aug 10, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by degueulasse from California

This crisp, refreshing beer pours a deep orange (though not neon orange) and has a fun sweet and sour smell. It tastes like juicy apples with some of the requisite spruce flavor reminiscent of forest air. Very tasty, enjoyable beer.

Jul 08, 2017
 
4.24 by TooGood from Minnesota on Jun 08, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by zeppedled from Wisconsin

Well balanced, yet a unique IPA. Golden color, faint aroma, but a crisp piney and hoppy beer. Crisp and refreshing, especially considering it is a double IPA.

May 29, 2017
 
4.4 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Apr 30, 2017
 
4.2 by zkoehn from Wisconsin on Apr 28, 2017
 
3.92 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Apr 11, 2017
 
4.24 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Mar 24, 2017
 
3.94 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Mar 13, 2017
 
4.52 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois on Feb 12, 2017
 
4.16 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jan 22, 2017
 
4.4 by skrabbenhoft from Wisconsin on Jan 02, 2017
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4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Webzombie from Wisconsin

A very good tasty hop bomb as you would expect with a double; goes down easy with no unwanted alcohol taste. As one would expect by what it is brewed with also get a nice piney taste from the spruce. Overall i think it adds an excellent flavor to the beer without taking away from the initial hop kick. Very impressed by this...very big and flavorful. One of my go to's for double ipas along with Scream and a few random FFF bombers.

Dec 29, 2016
 
4.04 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Dec 25, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted from draft at Uber Tap Room on December 5, 2016.

Dec 06, 2016
 
4.04 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Oct 08, 2016
 
3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 24, 2016
 
3.68 by CPAles from Illinois on Jul 13, 2016
Sproose 2IPA from Black Husky Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 236 ratings