Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Reviews by axisjones:
4.08/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at the Toronado, definitely not the first time...
Pours a light straw with a rocky albino white head with decent lacing.
The smell is citrusy and piney, typical IPA smell sans the heavy grapefruit.
Wallop of bitterness hits right way, giving an initial harshness. Flavors of citrus and pine with a big time floral vibe. Not as juicy as most west coast IPAs, nor is it as complex or bitter. After the initial hit, a grainy bread malt underlies the whole drink becoming more present in the finish. The bitterness is strong (and a little harsh), but there is some semblance of balance.
Very smooth once the drinker has adjusted and acclimated to the upfront hop hit, but harsh at the onset. Because the flavor isn't as upfront, I have found this to be a great sessioner. Super clean and unoffensive, delivers in flavors, goes down like bottled water.
Let's be honest. This beer is in an unforgiving league. We have Plinies, Racers, Alesmiths, Anderson Valley, the list goes on. If I had the choice, this probably wouldn't be the highest IPA on my list. But for a casual drink, it really comes through. It is easy to quaff and entirely enjoyable without being "too" much, like so many of the aforementioned beers.
Serving type: on-tap
06-12-2005 19:04:39 | More by axisjones
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The Big Daddy IPA is a tasty IPA worth an afternoon drink. I purchased this beer in a pounder and decanted it into a pint glass. The beer looks good with a large frothy head and a light yellow color. Lace foam clings to the beer glass after drinking.
The taste is smooth drinkable India Pale Ale. Citrus funk and pine cone are the initial flavor and then a little bitterness lingers. It could almost be a pale ale in appearance and taste, but there is a fair amount of hops in there -- it is just very smooth. Very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:39:29 | More by kingmaxwell
Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.