Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Reviews by boelker62:
3.2/5 rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Poured into a room temperate fluted glass from a bottle.
A - perfectly clear, crisp body that plops down a thick white head oiver topo this fizzy yellow body. Extraordinary for an IPA. Different at least.
S - the constant carbonation consistently releases strong grapefruit (not ruby red, though, rather the more bitter variety) overtones and the head keeps them there for you after each sip.
T - where I think this brew lacks is the complexity or discovery in the translation from aroma to flavor. There are no hidden secrets unveiled. Some may appreciate that, but I like the layers of a good IPA.
M - very light, crisp bite before the mostly watery, fizzy body. I appreciate an oilier brew in an IPA.
D - less than one would think, but the metallic finish doesn't sit well with me.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2007 03:17:26 | More by boelker62
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3.76/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden color with a one finger head composed of a billowy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a mix of bready and cracker malt aromas with a decent showing of a grapefruit citrus and pine hop aroma. With a nice caramel and tropical fruit sweetness mixed within the aroma is rather inviting overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier crackery and biscuit taste along with some lighter hop flavors of a more grapefruit nature. As the taste advances it sweetens up a bit with some lighter caramel flavors coming to the tongue and with the more cracker flavor fading a bit. At the same time the hop flavors intensity some with both the grapefruit hop growing stronger as well as some flavor of pine and grassy hop coming to the tongue. In the end, the mix of hop, malt, and sweetness leave a rather crisp and clean hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both were quite nice for the crisp and hopped flavors of the brew, making for a very pleasant drinking IPA.
Overall – A rather crisp and clean, overall drier IPA. Overall quite nice.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 01:53:16 | More by Darkmagus82
Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.