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RATINGS: 974   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle. Pours a cloudy (fine particles) golden yellow, with a average rocky lasting white head, OK lacing. Aroma, medium hoppyness with hints of resin and pine, light mealy malt presence, earthiness, and light alcohol. Body is light/medium, carbonation is soft and the finish is somewhat astringent, not the nice hop bite I come to expect from most IPAs. Flavor is average in duration, slightly acidic/bitter, some notes of citrus(lemon, tart orange) but no real backbone to this beer to keep it all together. Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Light golden amber. Sticky white head, with slight lacing. Grapefruit, citrus, all hop nose. Nice malty undertones, with a big sticky, lemony, citrus, grapefruit, grass hopped up palate. Medium bodied, steady carbonation, with all hops in the finish. A refreshing, terribly quaffable IPA from San Fran.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Darker, amber complexion for an IPA with some peachy, fleshy tones. Thin white ring, not much of a head, but it lasts forever. Smells strongly of sweet pine hops, peach and dark fruit malts. Taste is heavily fruity and malt based. Peach, raisins, light chocolate, lemon, dry hops, bitter roasted finish. Good tasting, crispy IPA. Original flavor that is vastly different than the rest of the California big IPA’s

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 (2142) - 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 (387) - 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.


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