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RATINGS: 918   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is light golden and clear with a thick white head. Aroma is very strong hops. Flavour starts out hoppy, but kind of watery. Mouth feel is light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall this is a great IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (875) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
From bottle to glass. Pine and resin with a biscuit malt. Clear, orange with a full white head and great lacing. Taste is slight resin and pine. Some orange on the background. Bready malt on the last half. Moderate bitterness with a harsh bitterness in the second stages. Finishes dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1580) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a hazy gold color with a small foamy head that fades to a bubbly ring. Aroma is very grassy with some citrus and light pine hops. Tastes pretty crisp with sharp bitterness. I would think this is an IPL in a blind taste. Lots grass and good amount of pine. Light citrus rinds in the finish. Decent but a bit hard to drink. The sharp bitterness and high carb hurts it a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle pours yellow with huge tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavors of grass, sweet hay, pine, and citrus with a great smooth hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1066) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a clear light copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit hops with some caramel and rich malts. Taste is passionfruit, citrus, grapefruit hops, caramel and light toffee in really good balance. Excellent ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seannpc (10) - - APR 12, 2014
This has a good color and a smooth taste. The finish is also very smooth, slightly bitter at the very end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (250) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
Consistent hoppy aroma...more on the floral side. Crystal clear orange amber with a frothy white head. Nice sweet malt bite up front. Followed quickly with a prickly bitterness that finishes rather smooth...but long. Solid ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2156) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Pours light gold with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is fruity and orange hop with a hint of caramel malt. Taste is moderate bitterness from the citrus and fruity hops. A small toffee from the malt balances it out nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Tried this at Lefty Odoul’s in SF. A well balanced but ultimately boring IPA. Some light citrus. Tried in 2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (990) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap. hazed golden colour. Very hoppy leafy/ west coast brew with some pungent hops. Medium bodied, dry and is moderately hoppy. Fairly pedestrian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jwdv22 (6) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
Strange metallic taste. Not much of an aroma. Metal taste lasts into the palette ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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