Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz to a pint glass. Bottled on 10/30/12, a little over three months old, should still be pretty fresh. Just finished reading Elie Wiesel's "Night" along with a book about Clinical Ethics. Needless to say, even though it's only 3pm I could really use a beer :(
Pretty interesting bottle art, the colors and theme make for a nice presentation. The beer pours a nice consistent light gold with a perfect two fingers of head. It receded down to one finger pretty quickly, and is retaining a finger of foam. Mild carbonation stems from the bottom of the glass against perfect clarity with the lacing almost up to par. Nearly a flawless looking beer, a bit more color would have a perfect score. There's an aroma of thick piney hops among a consistent floral citrus base. Notes of orange zest meld well with some grapefruit that comes together with a a solid bready malt. At 6.5% no alcohol comes through, leaving this an above average smelling brew. Taste of moderate hops come along with a rigid malty base. Not much of the citrus from the nose translates well across the palate, leaving the beer a little bland. Feel, like most other beers, is done well, with a crisp body that's a little on the light side. Little to no alcohol in the taste makes this pretty easy to drink, with a dry finish. Overall this is a bit mild for a west coast ipa in the sense more efforts seem to be taken to balance the beer. As always I'm sure the beer would have a stronger hoppy profile fresh off the tap opposed to three and a half months in a bottle, but the malt detracts from much of the other flavors. Still pretty good though, though I've had many better I've had even more a lot worse. Pick it up and give it a try if you have the chance
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 23:18:28 | More by lordofstarside
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz, bottle poured into a pint glass (bottled 4 months ago)
A-Lively bubbles on the pour with about 1 1/2 fingers of foam, dissipating to less than one in the first minute. Nice, golden color with a little haze to it.
S-Malty sweetness with a little aroma of orange peel.
T-Still relatively malty as the nose indicated but better hop presence in the taste. I'm still getting primarily citrus with some spiciness showing up as it warmed. More hop bitterness on the finish.
M-Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. It lingers slightly on the tongue.
O-The sum is better than its parts on this one. I don't think it offers a lot on the nose and isn't the most powerful or complex tasting IPA on the market. However, I enjoy this beer and would buy it again. Would probably get higher reviews from me if labeled generically as "ale." As an IPA, it's lacking in hop character.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 22:21:53 | More by BTodd
4.09/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Creamy 1 finger head with staying power. Solid lacing
Subtle hop aroma
Good carb, pleasant malt forefront with a nice bitter finish. Not overwhelming hops but a little piney and a little citrusy. All around it is easy drinking and deceptively boozy for a DIPA
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 12:25:49 | More by AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.06/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Taste: The first drink it tasted no diffrent from a stone IPA(this is a good thing). As for the huge hop taste I didn't see it no different then any other IPA. With a light citrus giving it a light bitterness.
Apperance: the golden color and great look makes this beer look very refreshing.
smell: is very floral of hops
Overall: As the bottle says its leaves the scene without a trace. I would recommend this to the beer drinker that wants to get into drinking IPA and develop a taste for stronger brews.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 07:21:10 | More by beerviews2013
Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.