Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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3.59/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in tulip. Poured a very attractive copper amber color with over 1/4 inch of off-white head that had very good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma had a very nice pine hop scent upfront, some lightly sweet malt underneath, and a bit of citrus around the edges. On the tongue, there was a ton of citrus hops, and the light pine and low malt aspects were definitely playing second fiddle. Those citrusy hops did leave a bitter finish that I found distracted from the whole flavor profile.
The body was very good, fuller than average, without being heavy, and had a clean, dry finish. Drinkability would have been great, except for that annoying bitterness on the finish. Overall, a surprisingly good brew from a brewery that's never really impressed me before. Certainly worth a shot if you see it.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2013 18:49:41 | More by beertunes
3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bomber to a pint glass, no bottle date
Pours a nice mild gold, some orange hues on the sides. Two fingers of foam and some pretty good retention, almost full transparency and mild carbonation. A little aggressive with the foam, other than that pretty solid
Smells of almost an equal balance of malt and hops. Some floral hoppy notes, a bit of grapefruit and citrus, along with a strong caramel base. Alcohol is pretty well concealed, while it's a good smelling beer there's not too much going on here
Taste is with the nose for the most part. Some pine and citrus notes upfront followed by a very dominating caramel malt. Comes together well, but again pretty basic as far as complexity goes. Very balanced between the malt and hop profiles
Feel is a nice chewy medium body. Low carbonation leaves a mild tinge, alcohol is well concealed, and the finish is pretty dry. Bitterness could be higher, but fairly drinkable
Overall this beer isn't the best or the worst. It's pretty balanced which I think defeats the purpose of the style, seems more like a single ipa with the abv pushed up. Only $6 for the bottle though, if it's available around that price it's worth a try
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2013 00:41:09 | More by lordofstarside
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - a nice shade of amber brown, nice carbonation giving me a 1/2 inch of somewhat sticky off white head.
S - Caramel malts and citrus hops mostly. Not getting much pine or bittering hops just sweet malts. Hope the ABV is hidden well.
T - Quite good the hops are mostly of the citrus/lemon peel variety and the caramel malt is also rather balanced not making for an overly sweet DIPA. ABV is well hidden I don't get any in the taste. Finish has just enough pine bite to make this beer interesting.
M - Medium to somewhat heavy it does a great job hiding the ABV but it does smack you in the face somewhat.
Overall I was quite impressed with this DIPA and the price is kind of high at 8 bucks for the bomber but it was worth the ticket price. Drinks better than most DIPA's I had and was 2x better than their imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2013 04:07:49 | More by DrDemento456
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.