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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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609 Ratings

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SanFranJake, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: clear; copper colored; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: caramel malt is predominant with dank pine behind it;

T: dank pine for a split second, then caramel malt; alcohol is present in finish with moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate bitterness;

O: I was missing the hops that I so desperately wanted to taste; not a bad beer, but too malty;

HamdenHector, Jun 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Thomas_562, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

noattention, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep amber ale, not quite clear; pint center-pour produces as much tan foam as you want. Lacing left down the glass.

S: pine and resin and caramel; some herbal, husky, grassiness

T: mellow up front with smooth malts and syrupy sweets; subsides quickly as bitterness, sweet nut, and then bitterness again wash over the tongue; some herbal and spice-like suggestions, finishes with a more savory character

M: medium-bodied and warming, some tingle as it slides across the palate; dull, muted, woodsy-bitterness

O: depending on your preferences with DIPAs, this is probably either a good one-timer or something that fills a particular (beer) niche for you and you really dig. I certainly enjoyed it, but I tend to lean toward and enjoy paler DIPAs than this.

Greywulfken, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

paulish, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cdog707yo, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

mj81, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Walshwi, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

GiantMidget, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Michael-Poppe, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

40ontarget, May 21, 2014
3/5  rDev -17.8%

IAMTEAMPONY, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Alron, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Modernrickk, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DrunkenMonk, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

danipp, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of BriantheBeerGeek
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BriantheBeerGeek, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Brob245, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

clayrock81, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

biboergosum, Apr 12, 2014
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.