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RATINGS: 1093   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2004
Pours a pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy. Taste is very hoppy with citrus and grapefruit. Something is missing taste-wise. It needs to be a sweeter and fuller,it's a little too mellow. Mouthfeel is nice with a very dry finish. Not bad at all, but I wouldnt really rush out to buy it again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
Robust in every way and a very impressive beer all around. Even lousy breweries can make decent IPAs by throwing in enough cascades to keep the hop heads happy, so it's not often that an IPA really jumps out as unique nowadays. But this beer did. The malt flavor was full and complex while balanced perfectly with an array of citrusy and bitter hops falvors. A clean, dry finish with a lingering taste of the grains. A nice looking beer to boot, with a lasting head with fair creaminess and flavor. This is a very good beer, tying with Stone's IPA on flavor while definitely edging it out on the price tag.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10568) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Gold color, less yellow than the Untouchable APA. Aromas of hops, slight honey, malt, chardonnay. Very hoppy taste, with maly, citrus, and slight dryness at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2004
Excellent sticky, sweet hop aroma not sure which variety. Medium bodied, with a rich hop taste and a nice bitter grip. Bitter, dry and sticky with a little pine. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Golden in color, moderate head, nice sheet of lace. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavour is same with some nice malt underneath. Alcohol is well hidden. Clean, smooth and hoppy but not abusive.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2004
On draft at N3rd in Philly: hops, hops, and more hops. Nothing malty or sweet about this brew. A dry beer for hopheads only. Unlike some other IPAs, I didn't feel the alcohol in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rajendra82 (1076) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Good looking clear pale golden brew that pours with a frothy white head, that dissipates to a bubble collar, and leaves a lot of foamy lace. The appearance does not scream IPA, as this could be easily be mistaken for one of the mass brewed lagers. I am used to the East Coast (English Style) IPAs, and the hops used in this beer did not appear to be overly aromatic. The hops did have a typical West Coast style bitter snap and spiciness to them. The beer also suffers from a mouthfeel that is a bit too thin and use of pale malts that are not too sweet and devoid of a lot of complexity. This however is an exceptionally refreshing and drinkable beer that can easily be downed in mass quantities by the side of a pool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Yellow color with a small white head. Smell of strong hops. Nice hop flavor that lasts and lasts.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Pale yellow, white spit bubbles on top. Smells like the Untouchable Ale. Almost the same beer, a little drier perhaps but not even as good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Nice smooth nutty ipa. malts and hops are exceptional match for this lite body yet full taste san francisco treat(no pun). Finish is crisp with malty aftertase. Great summer beer.


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