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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
82
good

565 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 565
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 xpdrinker:
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xpdrinker

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my New Belgium globe glass and it settled into a cloudy amber/copper that also had an attractive glow to it. A finger-thick eggshell white head formed and didn't dissipate quickly.

The aroma was the next encouraging aspect of this beer - a pleasant swirl of citrus, pine, and malty caramel sweetness. Taking the first few sips miraculously matched the aromas.

Taste is extremely fresh, with an excellent bite of hops perfectly balanced with maltiness that immediately reminds me of that "raw sugar" you can find at most coffee shops. The hops jumped from piney to peppery to citrusy, and a thin layer of earthiness that added a certain humility to the bold flavors. Lip-smacking malt balances it all out and everything leads to a slightly dry finish that instantly preps you for the next sip.

I was blown away by how fresh this imperial IPA was after accidentally cellaring it a few months. There was nothing about this beer that would suggest it was, at the very least, a half year old. If Double Daddy tastes this fresh after all these months, I can't wait to try it when it's REALLY fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 06:16:55 | More by xpdrinker
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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.