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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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No lightweight, Big Daddy I.P.A. tips the scales with a huge hop flavor and a dry, clean finish that leaves the scene without a trace.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Average IPA with grassy resiny hop profile. Lightly malted and quite bitter with very little hop flavor. Overall very average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
glass at kite/key with William. First time trying this on tap, pours hazy golden color with a nice 3 finger white head. Aromas and flavor of grass, herbal, pine, grapefruit, toasty malt , and caramel sweetness. Pretty average IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (525) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: May 15, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: unwinding with Napoleon Dynamite... APPEARANCE: bright orange amber body that provides steady effervescence; thick, frothy white head that remains--nice cirrus lacing... AROMA: beautifully fragrant floral pine, with some citric flair--a nicely balanced bouquet... PALATE: thick, full-bodied, mouth-filling impact; unlike the bottle’s label, this beer doesn’t "leave without a trace," staying well into the next sip--and this is a welcome layover!...TASTE: a flourish of pine cone that that balances nicely with caramel malts; sweet and strong...OVERALLL: a hit with my poker game friends, this beer demands attention--a BIG West Coast IPA, crunchy and worthy of long, slow sips....

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1344) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Smell of hops, spruce. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of spruce, hops. Very flat carbon, dry. Medium bitter, dey finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (257) - - MAY 23, 2014
Served in Bottle. Not much Nose, some citrus. Mainly malty taste. Medium body, average carbonation. Very mild IPA, malty finish, not very bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LukasTaylor (6) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
Pretty good IPA. Light in taste. A good lighter IPA. Overall good taste just would have liked a bit more of a complex flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Light Coloured, real fruity smell. Goes down smooth. Leaves mouth tingly after drinking

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obscurename (9) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Absolutely my favorite IPA. Hoppy, crisp, aromatic, refreshing. Pairs great with a turkey sandwich on rye. Plus I love their artwork! Not always easy to find in my area but always a nice surprise when i do. Floral, citrus, resin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2649) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
650ml brown bottle. A bit unclear, yellow colour, thick white foam. Big bands of lace in the glass. Nose has citrusy hops and some pine. Taste has some caramel, grain, grapefruit. Dryish end with some lingering citrus notes. Pretty clean and drinkable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (404) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2014
Not as bitter as it could have been, and it finish is more dry than it mightn’t need to be. But it pours great, looks great and drinks really well. Aroma is lightly grass, and there are citrus things in this but I can’t pick anything in particular. But a nice beer for an IPA and one that a lot of people would get on with.


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