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RATINGS: 989   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5501) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to jeffc666 for this! Pours amber with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and piney with some light malt notes and faint sweetness. Taste is very hoppy with some soapy notes, light maple syrup, pine needles, and light maltiness. Body is very dry and moderately carbonated. Some bitter notes and mild astringecy. Finishes with more big hops and pine with creamy malts, light sweetness and light fruitiness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Good IPA, this is. A large head, it poured with. Magnificent aroma, this has... I found myself speaking like Yoda after drinking one of these. The only IPA I’ve had that I liked more was Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Speakeasy has created the finest $7.99/6pk. IPA in the world with this. Kudos to Speakeasy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Pours dark gold thin fizzy white head, disappears quickly, leaves no lacing. Smells hoppy and a little citrus. KInd of dry and thing but refreshing. sharp hop taste that subsides to a semi-sweet taste. Real nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Nice amber color with a quick fading white head. Nice lacing. Floral and citrus hops in aroma. Fair malt balance to the piney hop bitterness. A bit drying. Just a touch watery. Not a bad IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 I had to downgrade it to 7/10 status on second, non-hop-binge sampling.

Take Stone’s IPA, tone it down a couple notches, and you have this hophead’s delight, a bona fide mid-grade 8/10 beer. The appearance is a dead ringer for Stone’s product. I’m drinking this stuff so fast I can hardly savor the moment. I’m partial to the style, so sue me.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerface1980 (6) - USA - FEB 5, 2005 does not count
Really like the almost sour hops here. the brew pours a little thin for me but whatever. I love the ganster on the label. Great job san fransisco.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Aroma of hops really stands out here. Pour was dark shade of gold and had some head that dimminished rather quickly. Tasted great from the first gulp. Great marketing with the labels on the bottle. Lacing sticks to side of glass. Cool and crsip like the untouchable on the palate. Will have to get some more eyes watching over my beers in the frige.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Taken from notes made during a business trip to San Francisco: Pours clear and golden witha fairly thick white head that disapears quickly. Lots and lots of sticky lace. Aroma is all hoppy and medicinal and flowery. Flavor is some malt. Hops dominate, some liquorice, and a dry finish. Lingering bitterness with lots of carbonation. This is a decent IPA. Cool bottle too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Not all that bad, just your average IPA. Thanks edward for sharing this beer with me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Clear orangish yellow color with a medium white head. Grapefruit, pine and ash hops aroma. Strong ash, grapefruit, and honey flavors with a bitter ash hops finish. Not bad.


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