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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
83
good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 538
Reviews: 317
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Poured a orangish gold with good head and lace on top of an aroma that is bitter, citric hops and has minor bread and caramel malt. Balance is off as this OK beer has too much hop bitterness, citric and earth mostly, and finishes dry and bitter as the malts are overpowered. Also a bit of booze leaks in. Just not well-crafted DIPA and a case of too much hops for me.

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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.

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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.

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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.