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RATINGS: 997   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
Pours yellow with a slight orange hue. Thin white head that disspiates. Aroma is mostly piney, woodsy, with some citrus. Tastes like a typical West Coast IPA, which is not a bad thing. A little watery mouthfeel. This is pretty light and drinkable for an IPA. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pale, translucent orange in color. Thin sheet of white for a head. Aroma is sweet, with honey, lemon grass and something starchy coming through. Nice crisp taste. Grassy, honey, herbal and pine flavors manifest. Well balanced, especially with its discernable caramel malts coupled with the dry hop assault. Finish is sweet, bitter and crisp. Also gave me quite the nice hoppy burp. A predictable IPA, but a solid rendition. Thanks to tpkenned for the bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 21, 2005
Paired with a veritable feast of Indian food that I prepared. Nose is sweet and piney. Well toasted malt, really great resiny hops. Brown Sugar/cotton candy hop finish. Reminds me quite a bit of Southern Tier. Nice stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
(bottle) Pale gold with white head. Pine hops aroma. Flavor is piney hops, some hints of citrus. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
Pours pale gold w/ a large white head. Fresh, piny, grapefruity nose. Medium feel w/ light stickiness. Simple flavour of hops and bready malt. Finish is only moderately bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2005
This is medium bodied IPA. Starts with fairly bitter front, not bad here just not as clean finished as some tops pales are. Hopps are dominant and almost exclusive here, same with finish which is bit harsher than you might wish for.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours a medium golden color with little head. Very hoppy aroma. Some pine and fruitiness as well. Taste is pretty much hop bitterness and not much else. Not very complex. Finish is a little boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Citrus and hops aroma, gold/amber, small off-white head. Hops flavour at first, with some malt afterward. Light bodied, bitter. Fair example.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Big head, malt and hops promising start, then dry hop leaf bitterness astringent, citrus. Pine needles, some C hops for aroma. Some chocolate in my mouth, more chocolate. Not bad 30th sample at Radekfest 05, brought by a generous Yankee guest.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
Radekfest 05 Bottle. Crisp golden yellow with a small white head. Grapefruity resin aroma. Pleasant bitterness, not much malt. Touch light on the palate. Lacklustre but quaffable.


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