Sproose 2IPA | Black Husky Brewing

Sproose 2IPASproose 2IPA
BA SCORE
4.05/5
216 Ratings
Sproose 2IPASproose 2IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
blackhuskybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Sproose Double IPA

Double IPA brewed with locally harvested spruce tips.

Added by Winter on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,534
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
216
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 42
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of MKEtoSF
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great double IPA, classic IIPA characteristics with a sweet, sprucey touch, goes down smooth compared to other IIPAs

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.92/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
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

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Photo of RJB66
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
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!

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of milwaukee512
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickyPogs
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice deep golden/amber color and poor had a nice frothy head.

S: To me, it smelled like a Christmas tree in a pint glass. The spruce needles blended with the hops magnified the intensity of this aroma. I seriously couldn't stop smelling it.

T: The spruce hits you first and it was unlike anything I've personally had before. It was just an awesomely unique taste that finished equally as strong with the hops at the end.

M: It will definitely linger and you'll continue to taste that spruce. To me, it was enjoyable having that taste sit on my taste buds, but I could see how some may not like that.

O: Unfortunately this is beer is only available in select areas of Wisconsin, but if you can get your hands on it, buy as much as you can. I would love to see how this tastes after again a year. The spruce tips make this beer something to be desired!

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Photo of Tuckersmth
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by Drew at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. This was my first adventure with Spruce IPA and I was not disappointed. I would call this a hate / love beer with not much room in between but I loved it. Who knows how they one gathers Spruce tips for brewing , but I give Black Husky props for this bold adventure.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: gold to amber color with two fingers of a tannish head. has a strong retention and leaves behind some serious streaks and lacing. pretty much clear with just a touch of haze to it. pretty impressive head and retention for being brewed with spruce tips.

Smell: strong spruce, along with juice berries. more earthy pine, some citrus and a slight honey sweetness.

Taste: opens up with a pine needles, almost like pulling still green needles off a tree, along with the resin sap with it. a big juicy berry taste comes through right at the tail. towards the end more pine surfaces along with citrus. slight maltiness and honey sweetness. some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: honey-like smoothness. almost creamy. ends very dry and bitter.

Overall: great use of the spruce and great balance between pine and juicy fruits. love the creaminess and dry bitter finish. definitely a must try beer.

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4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Ri0
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottle into teku.

A - Bright copper orange with a lovely 1.5 white head. Fades to a collar and leaves behind a delicate web lacing.

S - Wonderful blend of hops, pine, spruce, and ripe tropical fruit There is a good amount a sweet caramel malt to balance out all the hopiness.

T - Hits with a sweet caramel that quickly turns into a hop masterpiece. Bitter pine hops and just a touch of spruce that works in tandem so well. I get some faint notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the middle. The finish is all bitter pine, but not not overwhelming.

M - Medium bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel. Very nice carbonation for the style. Bitter finish on the tongue.

O - A fantastic and creative IIPA. I didn't know how much Spruce to expect, but it was just enough to blend in with the piney hops. It is very well balance with the caramel malts. This is a very nice treat and not easy to find.

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Photo of Benish
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter glass:

Appearance: a couple inches of a thick dense head built while pouring without dissipating quickly afterwards. The color was of burnt orange. Lacings all over the glass as the head broke down slowly.

Smell: all pine with notes of citrus. The pine really brings me back to the northwoods.

Taste: bitterness really comes in instantly and sticks around till the finish. There is this burnt candied sugar that cuts down the bitterness. Huge notes of pine (from the spruce tips I assume?) which clearly contribute some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied. Slick and almost sticky in the mouth.

Overall: this is one of the best double IPA's I've had that is brewed in WI. If you like the notes pine in your IPA, this is a winner.

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4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$2.19 for a 12oz. bottle from Three Cellars in Milwaukee.

A: clear, medium amber color, great (actually incredible) rocky head that kept it all the way to the bottom of the glass
S: medium nose - good, deep roasted malt and spicy (anise), some spruce noticeable
T: well-balanced double IPA, not totally in-your-face piney hops but balanced, good roasted malt up from with generous hop bitterness in finish, well-made
M: creamy, well-balanced

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sproose 2IPA from Black Husky Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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