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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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Zorro

California

2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold to apricot colored beer with nearly no head.

Smell is sweet with lots of tropical fruit aroma and citrus. Sharp and strong raw hop aroma mostly grapefruit and lemon. This is quite spicy in the glass mostly strong and green fresh black pepper.

Taste is exceedingly flavorless in the first sip. The next few sips are mostly nothing but wood for flavor. An amazing display of talent to balance the flavor so perfectly that this tastes mostly like nothing. Nice try but this needs work.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Not a beer I can recommend that you spend lots of time and treasure to get. Looks good, smells good, no taste! A pity this could have been a super beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 03:15:48 | More by Zorro
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eriktoyra

Sweden

2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a golden, slightly hazed liquid into the glass. A two finger high  an uneven head forms at first but dissolves into a thin layer after a while. 3,5

S: Malty sweet. Cupcakes and sweet lollipops. A very faint tone of raisins. Alcohol at the end.

T: Malts and sweets. Some hops, but not as distinct as I would expect from this style. Grape peel. Lots of alcohol at the end that erases all other tastes. Too unbalanced for me.

M: Surprisingly bland for this style of beer. It has a very light body. Low carbonation.

O: A disappointment. For a beer of this style I expect more complexity and a heavier body. I won't buy this one again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 03:19:53 | More by eriktoyra
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gonzo138

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a copper almost reddish color with a white head that both retains and laces decently

S- a little bit sweet, little bit citrusy, a bit mild for a DIPA

T- a little bit sweet at first, but then ok where the fuck are my hops? seriously, the hop profile is there, but I expect alot more IBU's for my buck

M-medium light body with low carbonation

D- its ok, probly would recomend this one, kind of like a DIPA with training wheels, doubt I'll be picking it up again

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2007 06:43:40 | More by gonzo138
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negroobserver

New York

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle in a 22oz tall glass.

APPEARANCE: Hazy golden color similar to a hefewiezen like Blue Moon. About 1/2 inch of head which dissipates and leaves a creamy residue on the rim of the glass.

SMELL: Hops, ofcourse (it's an IPA). Malts. The hops and malts are present, but nothing else stands out. It's pleasant in a minimalist way, but also a bit disappointing.

TASTE: Bitterness common with IPAs followed by a smoky pungent quality. charcoalish burnt flavor.

MOUTHFEEL: Good Carbonation.

DRINKABILITY: The bitterness of the beer goes away after a few sips, but the smoky aftertaste is not too kind to the senses. Overall, it's a decent beer, but it could be substantially better. It is very distinct though.

GRADE: C/C-

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 04:42:55 | More by negroobserver
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with some yellow highlights. Short one finger head falls quickly. A spot or two of lacing appeared during the session.

Smell: for a double IPA, there was little aroma at all. Not impressed at all.

Taste: slighlty unbalanced beer here as the sharp pine bitterness well overshadowed any malt sweetness. Grapefruit and oranges are the main citrus components. Some pepper, alcohol, and grass rounds it out. Very dry too.

Mouthfeel: smooth and very dry throughout. Short stinging bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: very average at best. This beer is just unbalanced and grows tiresome after a while. I wouldn't recommened this one at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 18:26:37 | More by Gavage
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Everything about this beer screams cantaloupe. The color is cantaloupe, the smell is cantaloupe, the taste is watery cantaloupe and candy sweetness, and the mouth feel is like a slightly watered down juice made with, hum, cantaloupe. If this is your favorite fruit, meet your new favorite beer. Down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 02:21:16 | More by BarrytheBear
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DoubleJ

California

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle from Total Wine, on to the beer:

The head is slightly creamy, but fuzzy and low on top this hazy, iced tea colored beer. Only a hair of lacing on the glass. Lighter, paler orange with some hues of yellow, darker orange in some places. The aroma is very sweet, like caramel. Super sweet caramel, herbal notes, no major hops to speak of. I'm not a big fan of it.

The taste isn't in your face, it's quite mellow. Still, it's too sweet. Peppermint-like spice, mixed with faded hops. Carmelized pinneapple comes to mind. Herbal and somewhat dirty in the mouth. Solvent alcohol burns down the throat.

Could this be an older bottle? It seems like it. I might retry later, but choosing between this and its little borther, I'll be happy with Big Daddy.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 06:46:51 | More by DoubleJ
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-17-2011 02:33:07 | More by virinow
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mikey711

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: A one finger thick head. nice golden organge with plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom.

S: Boozy and some hops. The hops are a bit overwhelmed by the booze.

T: Kind of hoppy, but definitely a bit past its prime. The sweetness is a bit cloying. Not the hop bomb I was craving...

M: The heat is very present and the mouthfeel does have a bit of a harshness to it.

D: Meh, reallt just meh. I can drink it, but don't know if I would really want to

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 02:31:57 | More by mikey711
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-17-2013 22:41:02 | More by Kegatron
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jsh420

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-02-2013 03:39:40 | More by jsh420
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mj81

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-02-2014 08:58:50 | More by mj81
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sansho

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-12-2013 05:17:49 | More by sansho
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jmarti80


3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-16-2012 01:39:13 | More by jmarti80
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-17-2012 22:21:24 | More by ygtbsm94
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-19-2012 00:59:39 | More by Lantern
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DallasJones


3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-26-2012 18:42:47 | More by DallasJones
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revooner

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-10-2013 05:36:45 | More by revooner
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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-08-2012 17:41:48 | More by Thirsty2383
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avaldivia

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-15-2011 02:20:27 | More by avaldivia
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SFC21

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-01-2012 03:09:19 | More by SFC21
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-19-2014 02:09:14 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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KevinStaley

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-29-2013 07:56:20 | More by KevinStaley
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-06-2013 23:52:33 | More by Burt
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-11-2011 13:49:59 | More by jenray
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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