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style
RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
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.

3.1
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

3.1
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.

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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.

3.8
jefcon (1833) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Substantial hops on the nose -- bright fruit (grapefruit, nectarine), some faint yeast spiciness. Cloudy gold-orange hues, and some lacing. Taste is heavy of the hops, but they behave well without much bite. Short palate for an IPA, this beer leaves a dry contrail in the mouth. Not particularly full or heavy mouthfeel.

2.9
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold color with a minimal head. Some lace. Aroma is pine, citrus, grapefruit and some mint. Pretty much not malt backbone for either the aroma or flavor. Flavor is dominated by a dry tasting hop tea which is very boring. Lots of bine and some mint in the end. Finishes almost bone dry and somewhat tart. I actually like a lot of IPA’s that are way overbalanced by hops but this sure as hell wasnt one of them.

3.2
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JUN 24, 2005
I agree with WISEGUY below. It needs a muh fuller mouth feel. Its not much of an experience.

3.5
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Typicallish hop aroma, big hop flavor though, which is nice. Farily light amber, bordering on gold. Another West Coast IPA that doesn’t heap on the crystal malts to fatten up the body. I kinda like that.

3.2
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Aroma:hops,graprefruit,pineaple... Appearance:Gol amber,good white head... Flavor:Good bitterness and light malt flavor....

3.1
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
This is my favorite style, a citrusy bitter west coast American IPA. And yet, somehow, it just doesn’t come as one of the best — not a Stone, or a Rogue, or a Lagunitas. Beautiful golden color, lots of nose ... so what’s missing? Could it use more malt? Probably. Would more malt give it a less thin mouth feel? Probably. Is it too dry in the finish? Maybe not. I like it, but there are much better IPAs out there.


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