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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Very high on the hops. Pours a nice amber color, medium off white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, with lovely orange hints, and what seems like a bit of eucalyptus (sp?). Flavor is very hoppy, with a dry finish. Very good offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Medium gold with a thin head. Light malt aroma with citrus flower hops. Subtle malt foundation in the taste which lets the hops stand out. Flowery and refreshing with good crispness and a good finish. Nice, light easygoing mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle poured a clear gold with a white head. Aromas of earthy hops and a hint of grapefruit rind. Palate is typical of an IPA, medium body, slightly resiny. Flavor is mildly bitter with a hint of citrus and a light malt backbone. I sure wouldnt say it had "big hop flavor" only average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
Bottled. Golden coloured. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour. Light. Dry and bitter finish. Put ’em on ice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dj4u2no (13) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2005
This is an exceptional local brew of high alcohol. More malty than anticipated. I love the hoppy nose and great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 Bottle. Hazy orange pour, medium bubbly white head. A rather sweet smell with a muted hop aroma - disappointing for the style. Thicker mouthfeel than other speakeasy brews I’ve had so far. Malt and hop taste but terribly unbalanced. Grapefruit and honey is the mix I came up with and I didn’t like it that much. The hops are ok, it is the sweetness that throws this one off. Just ok. Re-rate, poured a free first pint from the keg sample at Zeitgeist in San Francisco. Strong grapefruit aroma. Really nice citrus hop taste mixed with light malt - wayyyy better than the bottle I had. Short finish. Still just a tad syrupy, but otherwise a very good IPA. Original 534211.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Real nice beer. Awesome off-orange gold color. Nose of well crafted hops. Smells like the bitter rind of an orange. I love it. Nice lacing. Tasted of bitter delicious hops and malt. Real easy on the palate for someone who is interested in hops. I can’t wait to have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
golden orange colour, small white head. fresh citrus nose with lots of grapefruit and pine. lots of hop flavour with mild fruit cocktail and toasted bread. grapefruit finish. not nad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Cloudy amber colour leaning to organge with thick off white head. Robust grapefruit hop nose. Full grapefruit hop taste with dry hop finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
richierich33 (2) - USA - JUN 30, 2005 does not count
overall great beer. some try to brew a more complex ipa, but this one has the perfect balance.

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