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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
82
good

560 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Troyone on 08-15-2005)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber into a snifter glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear copper color with a nice thick and billowy off- white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of malt with lots of bready and caramel smells. Mixed with this is a good dose of a boozy aroma as well as some moderately strong pine and grapefruit hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a big malty taste upfront with a more lightly hoped flavor of a grapefruit hop variety. As the taste advances some tropical fruit sweetness comes to the tongue with it at the same time being counterbalanced by some flavors of a more resinous pine hop entering as well. Toward the end of the taste, the grapefruit citrus hop resurges and is joined by some hop flavors of a more earthy variety. The combination of hop and malt are met, at the very end, by a rather light alcohol taste, leaving a moderately grapefruit bitter but smooth malty and somewhat sweeter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was just below average. The thicker and creamier body were rather nice for the malty and hopped flavors of the brew with the lower carbonation being perfect for producing a nice sipper in combination with the flavors with alcohol taste presence.
Overall – A rather malty and smooth double IPA with a rather balanced flavor profile. It’s not too complex but rather tasty. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 10:26:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: clear; copper colored; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: caramel malt is predominant with dank pine behind it;

T: dank pine for a split second, then caramel malt; alcohol is present in finish with moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate bitterness;

O: I was missing the hops that I so desperately wanted to taste; not a bad beer, but too malty;

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep amber ale, not quite clear; pint center-pour produces as much tan foam as you want. Lacing left down the glass.

S: pine and resin and caramel; some herbal, husky, grassiness

T: mellow up front with smooth malts and syrupy sweets; subsides quickly as bitterness, sweet nut, and then bitterness again wash over the tongue; some herbal and spice-like suggestions, finishes with a more savory character

M: medium-bodied and warming, some tingle as it slides across the palate; dull, muted, woodsy-bitterness

O: depending on your preferences with DIPAs, this is probably either a good one-timer or something that fills a particular (beer) niche for you and you really dig. I certainly enjoyed it, but I tend to lean toward and enjoy paler DIPAs than this.

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22 oz. Bottle, no freshness date. Thanks to Aaron for hooking me up with this.

Appearance: Clear amber with a nice sticky head.

Aroma: Pine, orange marmalade, citrus rind, slight onion/garlic, grapefruit, light tobacco, smells like they used the three "C" hops for sure, cracker-ish malt.

Taste: A big smack of west coast pine up front, then pithy grapefruit, citrus, slight orange, more cracker like malt in the back, onion/garlic. Lingering pine bitterness.

Body: As expected for a DIPA, no surprises here.

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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.