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3.66/5
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713 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Doubling down on malt & hops, Double Daddy raises the stakes. Double Daddy pours a fiery orange with a lasting creamy white head. Triple dry-hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, the aroma is lush and floral with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and spice. Fresh pale malts and an orange marmalade tang balance the bold, bitter hops and lean mouthfeel.

Added by Troyone on 08-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,561
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
713
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
2.86
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
72
Trade:
1
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Photo of Dope
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No bottling date that I could find.

A: Pours a very cloudy dark orange. Good sized fluffy off-white head though. Good head retention and a smattering of lacing.

S: Huge sharp fruity hops. Citrusy mainly. Tangerine in there as well as some pungent dank spicy hops.

T: Again, big hops up front. Tangerine, citrus and a huge dose of dankness. Spicy pine in the middle and finish. Kind of an odd combination. Bready malt and then more of that dankness and pine in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, sharply bitter. Very oily.

O: Kind of an odd beer. Weird combination of hops and with odd flavors. Strange random bitterness and a very oily mouthfeel, like someone poured hop oil into this thing. It's very muddled as a result. It's okay but not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Khaack
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking transparent amber color. Carbonation was seen at the beginning moderately rising and then as the beer warmed up, there was none seen. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess. Lacing clung nicely all around the glass. The smell had a moderate bittersweet citrus and piney hops being graced with a nice set of grassy hop oils. Light sweet onion arranges itself in and around the aroma. The taste was mainly bittersweet all around. Sweet onion, grassiness, pine and citrus blend eloquently and give off a nice sharpness on my tastebuds. A light citrusy aftertaste runs into a nice sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation ran fairly smooth to allow the bittersweet to become the harshness trying to wreck the palate. Overall, this was a well done DIPA. It does everything it’s supposed to do.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pajfuwen
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jahbless
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing DIPA. I expected something with a darker color and smoother taste. Oh well, I guess I'm just not a fan of west coast IPAs.

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Photo of Timtac
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apparently they lowered the ABV from when it was added to BA. Maybe that improved it a bit? I would not call this a poor beer, but it's not outstanding either. Cloudy and orange with a creamy head - lots of lacing. Aroma is light tropical fruit and some bread like malt. A bit of the alcohol vapor present. Flavor is grassy hops, pine and some biscuit malt, but the balance seems off. Still some alcohol burn in it & a thin mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Alright overall, but Not one I would drink again unless it was free.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A mixture of dull orange and copper. 1/3" white head. Aroma hit some dry hop notes, maybe Simcoe and a little Amarillo?

Taste, super bitter, heavy crystal malt, not a lot of specific hop flavor. A lot of them old school C hops. Alcohol isn't really covered up like you would hope for with a malt bill this heavy. Woodiness and stickeness to the malt feels. Good price format issues, but ultimately I think I like their single ipa more.

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Photo of Psg5062
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of searsclone
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft in a tulip. Bright orange with a nice white head and really good lace. Nose is mostly pine, maybe a little bit of cracker. Taste is not complex, but I really like it. Dank hops and a small amount of tropical fruit, balanced with bready malts. It's pretty crispy, well carbonated, medium body and finished wet. Overall, I found it very easy to drink and I enjoyed. Not the best IPA I've had, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of MattinHouston
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks almost like a Belgian Triple in a glass. The tase is very piney, the smell very citrus. Starts like kind of a grapefruit hop with a solid IPA, bitter and bold. Never had one like this honestly they don't seem to have these DIPA with Northwest hops in Houston. The bitter citrus is a good mix up 1x a week if I could get it locally.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rainblow10
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, that can came courtesy of the amazing woodychandler. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, light pine. Taste is malts, pine some citrus, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but lacks the punch I expect from this style.

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Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 713 ratings
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