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RATINGS: 951   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
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Medium straw color - very clear & bubbly with a thich head. Grassy hop aroma. Crisp hops throughout, grassy with a but if grapefruity citrus. Clean, very dry finish - quite quenching.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2004
This is a decent IPA that is a little thin on the pallete. The attack is pretty hoppy but after that it fades out a little thin. Can do better, but can do worse too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2004
12-oz bottle. Light golden color with a decent white head. Hazy and pretty highly carbonated. Citrusy aroma with definite notes of grapefruit. Mildly spiced; very hoppy; citrus and floral undertones in the flavor. Maybe juniper berries? Barely any aftertaste, which is strange for such a hoppy beer. Virtually no bitterness. Overall, not bad, not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Clear golden in color with a white head. Hoppy and citrus aroma. Light hoppy flavor. Nice and refreshing beer. Not bad. Very hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Clear golden, white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is light and hoppy, almost watery. Refreshing somewhat, but not what I would be expecting from a 6.5% IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Very decent IPA. It’s slightly lacking as far as floral hop aroma and flavor. A bit thin, but just a bit. Aftertaste doesn’t linger long. Otherwise very standard brew. It does have good flavor and drinkability, but it doesn’t stand up to Stone IPA or Two Hearted Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Nice hop aroma, but not anywhere near over the top. Body is well balanced with a good hop flavor. I feel like something is missing from this one...pretty one dimensional.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
I had this side-by-side with the Sweetwater IPA in a tasting with TChrome and bu11zeye, and I thought this was the loser of the comparison. Dustier, less bouquet, notes of watermelon in the aroma. A flavor with more hop grassiness, tobacco. Typical palate and carbonation, not especially rich. Yellow, good retained head. Ho-hum.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
(Bottle) Sampled side-by-side with Sweetwater IPA. Pours a lightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Has a grapefruit aroma that will pick you up and slap you around a little. Descent hoppy flavor with a bitter palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Last 1/3 inch white head. Clean hoppy aroma, with a suprising sugar cookie accent to it. Gold body. Nice smooth hop bite, to me it seems like this IPA is underated. Good balance, and a solid IPA.


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