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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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619 Ratings

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 12
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: Troyone on 08-15-2005

No notes at this time.
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear, but dark auburn with a thin light khaki colored head. This leaves regular lines of lace down the glass.

Malt-forward aroma, with lots of caramel and bread. There's also a good amount of pungent hop presence, but it's not the clean, citrus-forward aromas I really look for in the best of the best DIPAs. Better than average, but nothing particularly special.

A very bitter DIPA, with lots of sticky resin, pine, and lots of caramel malt. Good, but not great.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Hugely bitter, and tasty enough, though there should always be a better available option in Southern California.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a orange golden color, extremely hazy, pours with a very slight sediment and a two finger head that is pure white and creamy in character, leaves a ton of lacing
S: grapefruit hops, caramel sweetness and a slight alcohol tinge
T: toned down citrus with a bit of funk through the middle, leaves the mouth feeling very clean
M: medium carbonation, silky, leaves the mouth dry
O: nice quality, the citrus notes in the taste is nice and is not overpowering as it sometimes is in other IPAs

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy honey amber color. Short thin head with low retention and slight lacing.

Smell: Caramel malts. Extremely bitter hops. Resiny pine. Some tropical fruit. Heavy alcohol smell in the mix that doesn't blend so well with the beer. Needs some better finishing hops.

Taste: Grapefuit, pine and then big dose of warming almost mouth numbing alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Malty. Very heavy. Finishes warm and bitter. Could use some more balance.

Overall: One of the weaker double IPA's I've head because usually double IPA's have even more hop and malt flavor than IPA's but this one is just too big bitter and boozey. I won't revisit.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.67/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in short ale glass (multiple times)

A: apricot colored; small head; fantastic lacing; decent carbonation
S: amazing, enduring hops aroma, even ten minutes after opening; very inviting
T: robust, hearty IPA; field-fresh hops flavor; the hops are really alive and prominent; malt seems downplayed to me, but I'm not complaining
M: very smooth mouthfeel

Really nice, solid IPA; glad it came at the end of the evening

Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.