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RATINGS: 1006   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 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 (643) - 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 Stoneís IPA, tone it down a couple notches, and you have this hopheadís delight, a bona fide mid-grade 8/10 beer. The appearance is a dead ringer for Stoneís product. Iím drinking this stuff so fast I can hardly savor the moment. Iím 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3570) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pour is a deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is super! Nice deep hop aroma, more of a double IPA. Flavor is not as outstanding as the aroma but you get your piney hops and a nice crisp bite to this brew. An above par IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2005
poured a golden color with a small head. very floral aroma. Great hoppy flavor.. A bit of grapfruit, orange and grass.. This is a very hoppy IPA.. This is a great brew!!!

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2005
curious to see the abv, isnt stated anywhere i could find on the bottle: golden hazy pour with a nice white head....huge nose of grassy cascade hops. mouth not nearly as dominant as the nose, somewhat weaker then i thought it would be from the nose. a bitter grapefruit taste and fruity pine hops clearing the way. a good ipa. crisp and refreshing to drink...but not in the upper stone or bear republic levels of ipaís but who is???


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