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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
82
good

564 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 564
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 dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz into my arrogant bastard pint glass, A pale yellow to orange hue, along with a light tint of reddish coloring, not too much haze with an initial flurry of carbonation dying off quickly. Head is mostly larger bubbles, quickly recedes, some lacing, plain white coloring.

Floral aromatics and sweet malt in the smell. Flowers, though curiously not very fresh. The sweet scents mingle well with the hops, not amazingly interesting or anything I've never seen before.

The flavor picks up very well, caught me off guard for sure. Citrusy hop bitterness infused with a thick body from the malt, loads of spices which I don't really recall getting in the initial nose. Cloves and nutmeg for sure, carbonation brings the spices to the forefront after the initial bittering hit. It's not a whalloper but it's balanced and has a lot of flavor.

The mouthfeel is probably the highlight for me, quite enjoyable and smooth feeling. The malt gives it an awesome body which is counteracted by all of the hops to overcome the sweetness that it would impart. The carbonation comes in as a major player as well, lightening the body just enough to bring the spicing to the forefront while maintaining a smooth character.

Very drinkable for a double ipa, not super super bitter or sweet or spicy, but it's a combination of everything together into a mellower type DIPA. Not bad in and of itself, but I imagine if I'm ever looking for a standard DIPA in the future I'll look somewhere else.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 04:48:18 | More by dwilson01
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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.