Double Daddy | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
82
good
707 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
goodbeer.com

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
Ratings:
707
Reviews:
334
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
71
For Trade:
1
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Photo of riderwbd
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlogan7
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbc5
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dshansen1184
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours orangish amber with a slight haze under a 2” sudsy foam collar that leaves gobs of lace. S: Rich malt, alcohol and light fruit aromas. T: Malt, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, plum, dry bitter aftertaste from the hops. Hops border on harsh. F: Medium body and carbonation. The alcohol is a little hot. O: A good idea that is a little too hot, harsh and astringent.

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Photo of bobbyhands
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billyanania
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cath
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jackb112
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BethanyB
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a big, boozy, bumbling Imperial IPA, and in many respects, that's not a bad thing to be. This is an "Imperial," after all. Just looking at it in the glass, you know this is a biggie. The light amber body has a thickness to it, letting you know, "there's something in here." The cream-colored head is huge and fluffy. (The latter of those descriptors may not be an adjective Double Daddy approves of. Am I in trouble?)

Caramel and citrus rinds create a strong marmalade smell. White pepper and cloves spice things up, but dark, lascivious rum brings things back down, clinging to the nose like a hangover. A warning of things to come?

The taste is wild, in that it has what I call an everlasting gobstopper quality: it's quick to change, starting off with a big bite of bitter grapefruit, then instantly melting into peach cobbler sweetness, and then just as quickly hoisting in more bitterness in the form of peppered hops, which are now more earthy than citrusy. Once you get used to this carnival ride, the spiced rum settles in, lacing the whole thing with an alcoholic topping that just barely escapes being a menace.

The mouthfeel is also somewhat enigmatic; it's medium-full and creamy at first, but there exists a powerful dryness that seems to suck up the fluids mid-sip. This quality does not go well with the light carbonation. Better bubbles would make this beer more refreshing, and would distract from the increasing alcohol warming which settled in the stomach like a hot stone.

This is an interesting experiment, and like a museum exhibit, it's worth a visit. There's a sore lack of balance and a sharp booziness that further tips the scales, but the beer is by no means bad. In fact, it's quite enjoyable for a once-around. The fragrance can be addictive and the taste is a fun fair, but be warned: this is not a beer you want to whiz through. You're going to need to sip Double Daddy. Like I said, he's a big guy.

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Photo of fsuturp
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RobAM
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but more powerful than good. Needs better balance.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.64 out of 5 based on 707 ratings.
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