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Double Daddy - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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588 Ratings

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | 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 -3.8%

Brob245, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +7.4%
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
Photo of JCarey
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

JCarey, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Mackenzie_Gloven
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

BillBarker, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of vma
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

vma, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of OMsweetOM
3.75/5  rDev +3%

OMsweetOM, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Ken_P
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Ken_P, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of westcott
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

westcott, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of rflips86
3/5  rDev -17.6%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

waddellc2, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of heystevec
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

heystevec, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Beerbuddy21, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Jtrigonis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jtrigonis, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

OscarO67, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Beermasterjarrett, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

hiphopj5, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my Aunt Tracy for this bottle, enjoyed chilled in a tulip shared the 22oz with tenderbranson69.

The color is dark copper with mild haze and thick white cap with very fine bead. Lace sticks in a thick pattern on the glass. The smell i strong with fruity yeast ester and light toasted malt with a piney hop aroma and light citrus accent, low alcohol in the overall smell. The feel is good with dry malt body and spice with medium carbonation and resinous texture with sweet middle and mild alcohol with fruity tangy yeast and dry finish.

The flavor is very dank with fruity and floral flavors from the yeast and hops with slight spice and pine flavor with moderate bitterness and warming alcohol as it finishes. The hops have a subtle herbal accent with grassy flavor and peppery bitterness. Overall a decent Imperial IPA, not my first choice but pretty drinkable and I was certainly grateful for this -not as fresh tasting hop wise, however I would say try this if you like West coast Ipa's.

Slatetank, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

blameo, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.