Double Daddy | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Double DaddyDouble Daddy

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States

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

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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good DIPA, on tap at The Cannery Row. Cloudy orange and Lacey. Big hops, hop aroma, fruity apricot , peach,citrus, and earthy. Good drinking for the style. Good Fall beer. Dry hop and toasted malt finish. Fuller mouthfeel with a good malting, caramel.

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Photo of jimilayne
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a botte into a chalice glass.

As always with Speakeasy, the appearance is stunning. Incredible crimson gold with a small foamy head that sticks around. Beautiful.

Smells like a standard IPA. Doesn't blow your hair back like some of the hoppier DIPAs I've had.

Very buttery taste, again, with typical IPA balance.

Feels perfect on the tongue. Nothing else to say.

Overall I went with a 4 rating because I feel a DIPA should knock you out a little more. That said, this is a delicious beer. Go out and get some.

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Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slightly funky flavor on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that seems to be displaying a slight infection issue perhaps.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Pours a nice clear coppery color, with a cream colored head of a couple fingers. Leaves minimal lace. The aroma is tropical fruits, and a bit pine and resin note, backed by a proficient caramel malt backbone. The taste is very malty. Caramel and nutty, but also an almost rich chocolaty taste. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness that still lets you know it's an IPA. It's creamy, sticky and a little rich. Full bodied.

Definitely a malty DIPA, but it's good.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean amber pour, carbonation rising steadily, 2 fingers of creamy off white head turned the glass into a sticky laced mess! subtle smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, nutty, caramel.
tastes heavily bitter up front, a nice subtleness of citrus pops up, then you get a dirty pine tree/sap flavor followed by smoked wood.. a rough bitterness lingers on the palate while the malts evenly enjoy their passage through your cheeks. this is a DAMN fine ipa. very different from most dipa's i've had... i read about it being more towards an english ipa.. and though i can totally see it since the malt is noticeable, this is HEAVILY hopped... so it tastes different.
medium body with a nice creamy feel.. nicely carbonated, sticky lacing on lips.
overall, i really enjoyed this dipa drinking experience. i was expecting a much sweeter ipa, more towards the english (malty/toffee heavy flavored) side, but instead got a giant mouthful of bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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