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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Nice enjoyable IPA. John

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9952) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2002
This beer rocks. The aroma is very hoppy. Pleasant spices and mild perfume in the nose. This slightly hazy, straw-colored ale has a medium sized, frothy white head that quickly becomes very small. However, the small head is fully lasting with excellent lacing. Very malty and pleasantly bitter up front. Almost perfectly balanced, but the hops win out in the end. Lively carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Long, dry, bitter finish. A very nice IPA. Very mild for an IPA, tastes more like a pale ale. Definitely worth trying. Don’t assume the hops will assault your tastebuds, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Pours hazy yellow, big frothy clingy head, leaves a sticky lace in my glass. Huge flowery citrusy grapefruit aroma, clean citrus flavor, nice malt balance, clean and dry, A typical great west coast IPA, very good. Thank you herbjones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Medium brown color, medium head. Nice roasted malts, nicely hopped, slightly sweet. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer. Etched beer bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Clear golden in color with an average head. Super floral/citric hop nose! Very intensely hoppy and dry beer. The malts were lacking and couldn’t come close to balancing the hops, but that’s OK with me. Completely dominated by citric, floral hops with a pronounced hop bitterness in the finish. Refreshing in that it is a less malty and more dry IPA - as compared with your typical West Coast IPA with heavy malts doing battle with the hops on your palate. Refreshing, hoppy, dry, and incredibly drinkable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Golden in color, good head retention, seemed a bit over-carbonated, floral & friuty nose, highly hopped with lots of bitterness in the flavors, pretty decent balance, spicy & tangy aftertaste, excellent IPA

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
The head struggled to form then just died to a realy tin layer. Slightly dark yellow in color. Not really that great looking of a brew. Tart bitterness is all over the place once you take a drink. I agree with VENOM this is not very well balanced. The citrusy hops is just overwhelming. DarthMalt recently complained about bitterness in a HopDevil. That is no where near the lemon-rind flavor this thing has. Whew. I still got five more to go!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11885) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Very pale yellow with small head. Crisp medium-strength grapefruit hoppy aroma. The flavor is grapefruit hoppy witha hint of pine. Again, the hoppyness isn’toverpowering, just solidly there. Light and slightly bubbly on the tongue, witha solid bitter aftertaste. Very good, but not great, beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Bottle. A golden yellow color with a laced white head. A creamy flavor that was well balanced and not overly hopped. Crisp, dry, and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 A really nice IPA. Not the best in my opinion, but it's in the top 10.


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