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Double Daddy | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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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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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of megahurts4
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Speakeasy Double Daddy

Appearance: orange-amber, large head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nice malty and yeasty hops.

Taste: grainy malt and a whole bitter hop followed by a faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick but smooth.

This is a very nice full bodied and flavored brew. It is slightly chewy but in a smooth/rich way.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.59/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Lightly chilled bomber into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date.

Look- Clear medium amber, three fingers of head that fall quickly, leaving a decent cap and plenty of splotchy lace.

Smell- Pine, chocolate, toffee, and a dose of solvent. As it warms, it takes on a musty, musky aroma that overwhelms what clean scents there were. Not a dealbreaker, necessarily, but not very appealing, either.

Taste- Nutty malt, some chocolate, oats perhaps, strong boozy feel. Earthy, dark, musky hop flavor. English-y I suppose, but it needs something brighter to compensate for the alcohol; the tealike hops and overly assertive malt aren't cutting it for me. Herbal aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full body, low carb. Sluggish feel, moderately harsh alcohol burn. 12 oz is more than enough, I think I'll finally break out those beer saver caps I got as a present a while back. Too heavy? Too light? I'm not sure.

Overall- The moonshine of beers? I'm not sure, but I won't be picking it up again. Feels like it will put hair on your chest. I think I can see what they were trying to do here, and if dark, musky hops and dominant malt are your thing and you don't mind a bit of nailpolish remover, it might suit you well. I'm not a big fan, however.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of eriktoyra
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a golden, slightly hazed liquid into the glass. A two finger high  an uneven head forms at first but dissolves into a thin layer after a while. 3,5

S: Malty sweet. Cupcakes and sweet lollipops. A very faint tone of raisins. Alcohol at the end.

T: Malts and sweets. Some hops, but not as distinct as I would expect from this style. Grape peel. Lots of alcohol at the end that erases all other tastes. Too unbalanced for me.

M: Surprisingly bland for this style of beer. It has a very light body. Low carbonation.

O: A disappointment. For a beer of this style I expect more complexity and a heavier body. I won't buy this one again anytime soon.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of steve8robin
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle on a recent work trip. 22oz bottle...

A: This is a mildy hazy orange brew with a small 1/2 inch tan head that never completely fades. A creamy lacing sits on top. Very good.

S: A nice citrus hop scent upfront with some lemon quickly following. A very faint malt. Decent.

T: A nice clean medium bitter hop upfront with a mild chewy malt in the middle with an overlying lemon citrus on top. A dry floral malt on the back. Good.

M: Medium body with a heavy carbonation. A lemony bubbly finish. Decent.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. They are definitely on the right track with this one. A few more adjustments to subdue some malt chewiness and expand on the hop profile and they'd be spot on with a great beer. Good job Speakeasy.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -9%
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 +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 712 ratings
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