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Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,011 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-02-2001)
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Reviews by axisjones:
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axisjones

California

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
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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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