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Sprecher IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)

Sprecher IPA2 (Double India Pale Ale)

Rated 3.457 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sprecher Brewing Company, Inc.

Glendale, WI, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

88 International Bittering Units

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This traditional ale was originally brewed in England for the British troops stationed in India. Double dry-hopped,it has intense hop flavors and aromas delicately balanced with a potent, yet delicious, malty sweetness. Randy's Notes: “Our IPA is of the imperial or double style, therefore much stronger than the normal IPA's now found everywhere. It has a very balanced but different flavor than most US micro types focusing on more on malt and hop balance where CA IPA's emphasize massive hop aroma and bitterness.” Beer FactsAlcohol by Volume: 8.4% Degrees Plato (Initial Gravity): 18.75P Weeks Aged: 12 Bitterness Units: 88 IBU Year First Brewed: 1995 Recommended Serving Temperature: 50° Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Carapils, Munich, Pale, Victory Hops: Chinook, Fuggles, Northern Brewer, Willamette Sizes: 1/4 and 1/2 Barrels, 16oz Bottles

ID: 32102 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank3944
Overall Percentile91.4
Style Rank278 of 1659
Style Percentile83.2
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.562
Weighted Score3.457
Standard Deviation0.459

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  • GPILAFAS 266 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Light amber pour with a thick white head. Hops and citrus flavor in the front with floral notes in the nose. Medium amount of carbonation. Nice beer for a warm summer day.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that diminished pretty quickly. Average spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries bread and caramel along with some light citrus and pine hops. Quite boozy as well. The flavor is mostly bready with a bit of hop flavor and also quite a bit of booze. The booze is finally balance in the mouthfeel with a pretty good amount of bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Decent enough, though not something I'd grab again.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Off the tap at the LoDa Biergarten on Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama. About as good as it gets for a DIPA. Freshy, aggressive hoppy aroma over a beautiful hazy amber-orange pour with a fluffy white head that laces for days. Medium to full-bodied. Bold piney-citrus flavor with enough malt back to make a great finish. Upper tier IPA.

  • RICHSBEER 1651 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a clear deep coppery amber in color with a large foamy head with fantastic retention time of several minutes plus and large clumps of sticky lacing left behind. The aroma is caramel malt and light pine resin, some citric peel. The taste is more subdued and gentle pine, grassy herbal, and citric peel hopping in almost perfect balance with a rich caramel malt. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated on a body that sits at the lighter end of the medium body spectrum wit a crisp and dry finish.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Aroma isnt always something that comes across in beer, especially if its ice cold. however this beer's aroma has something distinctive that I actually recognizze. The wonderful scent of carmelized sugar. I'm talking about the aroma you get from heating sugar straight onto glass before you make flan. That's what this one smells like. A sweet, ever so slightly burnt sugar. Otherwise this one has a good mouthfeel, nice lacing, and a good kick that warms your face. It's peek flavor is 58 degrees. If you drink it colder than this, the hop pallete is one dimensional.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Doesn't really live up to the DIPA name, no real depth or character and kinda thin overall. Nice hoppy nose and good resin on the tongue but other than that it reminded me of a standard pub IPA, easy to drink and not too overpowering. Not much of a DIPA at all.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a healthy burnt-orange with a thin white head and some marks of lacing. An aroma of caramel malts, hops, citrus and grapefruit, pine and grasses, and light spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth, thick, and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, citrus and grapefruit, light alcohol, nuts, bread and yeast, and spiciness. Excellent and great on a hot summer day!

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 2.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    I had this beer on tap in Milwaukee. In a few words, this beer was not that great. The hops were completely absent - instead the beer tasting bitter or citrusy of hops, it tasted of ethanol - it left a small burning in the nasal cavity as I dropped this beast. I'll pass on this one in the future.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 1/29/2011. This double IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 16oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy and piney. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and citrus. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Good Carbonation. Seems to be more of an English Style IPA, the hop flavors are more in the background to the malts, of course it could be that this bottle is at least 6 months old. Either way it’s still a nice IPA. Just not as hop forward as one would expect. Mouthfeel is full and round, Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bottle: Poured a deep hazy orangey color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with distinguishable caramel malt base. Taste is also a mix between some bitter hops, though not as bitter as expected considering the style, with a nice caramel malt backbone. Full body with average carbonation. Refreshing and well done but not as hoppy as expected.

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