Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Ratings: 877 | Reviews: 436 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a silk-screen painted on label, a shady looking kingpin with is brood behind him is looking for the rival "Speakeasy" and kick some ass. No freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Rich vibrant yellow with golden overtones, clarity is nearly seamless. Big fat cake like head floats on top of the brew like a lily pad with the cover around the glass in a sea foam sprayed sticky lace.
Smell: Huge citric oil hop aroma, malt is barely traceable amongst the heavy hop smell. Smells of citrus rind and fresh blooming flowers.
Taste: Medium body, smooth as can be with a creamy mouth feel. Strong and flexing pungent hop, fierce in its bitterness unyielding in its flavour. Bucketfuls of pungent hop oil invade the taste buds and don’t let go. Flowery and citrus flavours engulf the mouth and fume out the nose with the hidden alcoholic esters. Speaking of esters there is a noticeable fruitiness within them as well as a nod from the warming alcohol. Malt flavour is nearly masked throughout, vague visions of a honey like malt sweetness and biscuity grain come to mind but then fades into a sleepy hop daydream. Pungent and puckering in the finish as the bitterness struggles to even want to let go in the everlasting finish.
Notes: Yikes! Slam, kick, punch and impale the mouth with hops. This beer does not even give you a chance to get ready or recover, some might say “out of balance” but hop heads might say “just enough”. Absolutely a kicker of a west coast IPA.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2001 23:17:25 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.