Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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3.61/5 rDev -0.8%
22 oz. Bottle, no freshness date. Thanks to Aaron for hooking me up with this.
Appearance: Clear amber with a nice sticky head.
Aroma: Pine, orange marmalade, citrus rind, slight onion/garlic, grapefruit, light tobacco, smells like they used the three "C" hops for sure, cracker-ish malt.
Taste: A big smack of west coast pine up front, then pithy grapefruit, citrus, slight orange, more cracker like malt in the back, onion/garlic. Lingering pine bitterness.
Body: As expected for a DIPA, no surprises here.
Overall: Not a bad west coast DIPA. This is the first brew I've had from these guys. Wish I knew when this was bottled. C'mon guys, how hard is it to slap a date on your bottle? Nothing unique going on here, but very good none the less.
04-28-2014 00:55:25 | More by BriantheBeerGeek
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
04-17-2014 23:53:12 | More by clayrock81
3.91/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
The carbonation is fairy tight in its nearly metallic-seeming, low-key frothiness, the body just on the medium-light side, weight-wise, and more or less smooth, a certain alcohol astringency pulling and prodding all the way along - convincing - perhaps. It finishes more dry than I might have imagined, except that I've sampled this brewery's amber and regular IPA, and this is more than par for the course.
A hop-head's wet dream, as I might imagine, being of said ilk - a DIPA with little to no caramel, and very little other, for that matter, malt sweetness. Straight-up bittering hops, boyos, and damned-near nothing else, beyond a surprisingly subtle alcohol edginess. I dunno, but I wasn't quite expecting this, especially from a non-San Diego area brewery, but here we are at this 10-dollar crossroad for we far northerners - yea, or nay? Hard to say, but there's enough going on here to recommend taking it for at least a spin, if you like what you'd just heard.
04-12-2014 05:15:25 | More by biboergosum
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
Feels very dry even though it drinks sweet. Not thin. Very effervescent. A little sting from the hops.
Not a bad DIPA, but not great. In a market flooded with this style there are plenty I would prefer.
04-09-2014 19:14:10 | More by JCarey
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.