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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
83
good

535 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%


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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WaffleSauce

California

2.55/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty darn dissapointed with this one. . .so much so that I don't even feel like going in to the full fledged review.

Bought a 4-pack 12ozs at BevMo. Poured with little head (about 1/8"), and close to no lacing. Looks more like a god Pale than a a DIPA (or an IPA for that matter!). Average nose for an IPA. Taste wasn't bad. . .just lacking. For a double IPA, I'm not sensing double anything. . .if nothing else, the lack of everything leaves it balanced. Anderson Valley's HopOttin standard IPA has a WAY more impressive taste & mouthfeel.

If this is the only option. . .go for it, it's not bad. . .but it's far from good. Very dissapointing =(

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 04:58:40 | More by WaffleSauce
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - same scratchy Prohibition-era screened imagery as the other offerings from this brewery.

This beer pours a super-clear, pale golden amber hue, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly ecru head, which leaves some rather pleasant randomly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of acrid grapefruit, orange, and dried kiwi fruit, biscuity, bready, and crackery malt (where be the caramel, my beat-up nostrils seem to be intimating), a hard water flintiness, once again, and further, rather affirmative pine and spruce needle astringencies. The taste is more of the same - sharp, yet somewhat dank pine, indistinct, yet complex and complicated citrus, dry crackery bread, the purported caramel still on the lam, as it were. Simple, this one is, but confusing all the same.

The carbonation is fairy tight in its nearly metallic-seeming, low-key frothiness, the body just on the medium-light side, weight-wise, and more or less smooth, a certain alcohol astringency pulling and prodding all the way along - convincing - perhaps. It finishes more dry than I might have imagined, except that I've sampled this brewery's amber and regular IPA, and this is more than par for the course.

A hop-head's wet dream, as I might imagine, being of said ilk - a DIPA with little to no caramel, or any other sort, for that matter, malt. Straight-up bittering hops, boyos, and damned-near nothing else, beyond a surprisingly subtle alcohol edginess. I dunno, but I wasn't quite expecting this, especially from a non-San Diego area brewery, but here we are at this 10-dollar crossroad for we northerners - yea, or nay? Hard to say, but there's enough going on here to finally show us all what the Yanks are truly capable of, as it were.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 05:15:25 | More by biboergosum
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JCarey

Delaware

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

3.99 for a 22! Pretty good. Though I'm not a fan of the screen printed bottles.

Pours a clear, light copper with no haze. Thick, white, 1" foamy head that leaves a nice cap and lacing.

Big toasted/biscuit malts on the nose with a dank resiny aroma from the hops. The yeast plays a big estery role with some spice and fruitiness. Really nice.

Super hop forward, balanced malts, lingering sweetness and some astringent bitterness. Toasted malts come out with and play nicely with the pepper yeast notes and floral hops.

Feels very dry even though it drinks sweet. Not thin. Very effervescent. A little sting from the hops.

Not a bad DIPA, but not great. In a market flooded with this style there are plenty I would prefer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 19:14:10 | More by JCarey
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Mackenzie_Gloven

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-07-2014 03:03:25 | More by Mackenzie_Gloven
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BillBarker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-05-2014 14:44:38 | More by BillBarker
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

04-04-2014 18:50:44 | More by vma
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-04-2014 07:00:07 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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OMsweetOM

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 21:25:25 | More by OMsweetOM
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-27-2014 05:49:13 | More by Ken_P
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westcott

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 02:24:29 | More by westcott
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-23-2014 21:38:05 | More by rflips86
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-20-2014 17:32:18 | More by waddellc2
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heystevec

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2014 22:20:38 | More by heystevec
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-17-2014 00:45:09 | More by Beerbuddy21
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2014 05:08:12 | More by megamass
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Jtrigonis

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2014 04:10:11 | More by Jtrigonis
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OscarO67

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-07-2014 16:42:13 | More by OscarO67
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-23-2014 07:38:21 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-21-2014 20:10:47 | More by hiphopj5
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my Aunt Tracy for this bottle, enjoyed chilled in a tulip shared the 22oz with tenderbranson69.

The color is dark copper with mild haze and thick white cap with very fine bead. Lace sticks in a thick pattern on the glass. The smell i strong with fruity yeast ester and light toasted malt with a piney hop aroma and light citrus accent, low alcohol in the overall smell. The feel is good with dry malt body and spice with medium carbonation and resinous texture with sweet middle and mild alcohol with fruity tangy yeast and dry finish.

The flavor is very dank with fruity and floral flavors from the yeast and hops with slight spice and pine flavor with moderate bitterness and warming alcohol as it finishes. The hops have a subtle herbal accent with grassy flavor and peppery bitterness. Overall a decent Imperial IPA, not my first choice but pretty drinkable and I was certainly grateful for this -not as fresh tasting hop wise, however I would say try this if you like West coast Ipa's.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 14:46:53 | More by Slatetank
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-12-2014 00:21:35 | More by blameo
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2014 20:40:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-26-2014 08:06:41 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear amber color with two fingers of fluffy foam. Quite aromatic, with piney and aspirin like hop aromas filling the room. Nice lacing.

First sip has a sharp hoppy bitter bite. The hop flavor is certainly present but not entirely enjoyable... almost too vegetal for my tastes. There is a lot of malty sweetness, but the hops provide the dominant flavors.

All in all, not my favorite IIPA. A bit to harsh, this beer could use a retooling of the hop balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:37:49 | More by FickleBeast
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RWACKO

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-23-2014 13:51:47 | More by RWACKO
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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.