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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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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 336
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a orange golden color, extremely hazy, pours with a very slight sediment and a two finger head that is pure white and creamy in character, leaves a ton of lacing
S: grapefruit hops, caramel sweetness and a slight alcohol tinge
T: toned down citrus with a bit of funk through the middle, leaves the mouth feeling very clean
M: medium carbonation, silky, leaves the mouth dry
O: nice quality, the citrus notes in the taste is nice and is not overpowering as it sometimes is in other IPAs

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy honey amber color. Short thin head with low retention and slight lacing.

Smell: Caramel malts. Extremely bitter hops. Resiny pine. Some tropical fruit. Heavy alcohol smell in the mix that doesn't blend so well with the beer. Needs some better finishing hops.

Taste: Grapefuit, pine and then big dose of warming almost mouth numbing alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Malty. Very heavy. Finishes warm and bitter. Could use some more balance.

Overall: One of the weaker double IPA's I've head because usually double IPA's have even more hop and malt flavor than IPA's but this one is just too big bitter and boozey. I won't revisit.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in short ale glass (multiple times)

A: apricot colored; small head; fantastic lacing; decent carbonation
S: amazing, enduring hops aroma, even ten minutes after opening; very inviting
T: robust, hearty IPA; field-fresh hops flavor; the hops are really alive and prominent; malt seems downplayed to me, but I'm not complaining
M: very smooth mouthfeel

Really nice, solid IPA; glad it came at the end of the evening

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

Served on-draught into a plastic cup at Speakeasy's decrepit warehouse - I mean - brewpub. Reviewed from notes. This style is usually brewed without regard for balance, so my expectations were low.

Presentation: Nothing turns me off to a beer more than when its brewers see no issue with serving it into plastic cups. Come on, now.

A: No head at all (likely as a result of the high ABV). Colour is a cloudy orange.

Sm: Orange citrus ester fruit hops. A simple, generic, mild strength aroma.

T: Light hops alongside a backbone of awkward malts. Light butterscotch is present - barely (diacetyl?). Built alright, but imbalanced to be sure. Its biggest flaw is its simplicity. Luckily, no alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Doesn't suit the flavour. Also, it's sharp and thick, limiting its drinkability.

Dr: It hides its ABV well, but the sharp, thick mouthfeel and lack of complexity or inspiration make this a lackluster brew I'll never have again.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my New Belgium globe glass and it settled into a cloudy amber/copper that also had an attractive glow to it. A finger-thick eggshell white head formed and didn't dissipate quickly.

The aroma was the next encouraging aspect of this beer - a pleasant swirl of citrus, pine, and malty caramel sweetness. Taking the first few sips miraculously matched the aromas.

Taste is extremely fresh, with an excellent bite of hops perfectly balanced with maltiness that immediately reminds me of that "raw sugar" you can find at most coffee shops. The hops jumped from piney to peppery to citrusy, and a thin layer of earthiness that added a certain humility to the bold flavors. Lip-smacking malt balances it all out and everything leads to a slightly dry finish that instantly preps you for the next sip.

I was blown away by how fresh this imperial IPA was after accidentally cellaring it a few months. There was nothing about this beer that would suggest it was, at the very least, a half year old. If Double Daddy tastes this fresh after all these months, I can't wait to try it when it's REALLY fresh.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a very clear gold liquid. The head is thin and white. The aroma is a mix of herbal hops and alcohol. The aroma has a very muted malt smell, which could be a lot more pronounced. The flavor is heavily tilted to alcohol and bitterness. The hop flavor is full of pine, citrus peel, and a spicy, peppery, sharpness. Medium body. All in all, this beer could be more balanced, but is still drinkable and worth a try.

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