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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
82
good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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Walshwi

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2014 20:00:19 | More by Walshwi
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-30-2014 01:38:23 | More by GiantMidget
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Michael-Poppe

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-29-2014 06:09:34 | More by Michael-Poppe
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2014 02:20:46 | More by Latarnik
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40ontarget

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-21-2014 03:12:03 | More by 40ontarget
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-11-2014 07:39:45 | More by Alron
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-08-2014 13:50:25 | More by Modernrickk
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DrunkenMonk

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-05-2014 03:32:53 | More by DrunkenMonk
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danipp

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-29-2014 16:04:51 | More by danipp
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BriantheBeerGeek

Pennsylvania

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
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Brob245

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2014 00:49:29 | More by Brob245
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 01:41:43 | More by mpenning13
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clayrock81

Virginia

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
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
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JCarey

Delaware

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
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Mackenzie_Gloven

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-07-2014 03:03:25 | More by Mackenzie_Gloven
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BillBarker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-05-2014 14:44:38 | More by BillBarker
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-04-2014 18:50:44 | More by vma
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2014 07:00:07 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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OMsweetOM

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-02-2014 21:25:25 | More by OMsweetOM
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-27-2014 05:49:13 | More by Ken_P
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westcott

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-26-2014 02:24:29 | More by westcott
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-23-2014 21:38:05 | More by rflips86
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2014 17:32:18 | More by waddellc2
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.