Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Reviews by mobyfann:
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Paid $8.99 for a mixed 6'er at Wild Oats...
This IPA pours a cloudy golden base with a medium white head, nice 1/4" head retention, and clusters of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very hoppy and lemony with no scent of alcohol.
The taste is a clean IPA with a hop aftertaste that gives me pleasant floral hops and a touch of 'skunk' like its a bit older, a little sweet all the way through but nothing spectacular for an IPA. Moderate carbonation and a retaining head fair well for this beer in the mouth and at 6.5% abv is a solid choice for a session beer; however two or three may be the maximum.
Final Thought: A solid choice for an IPA in consummate but the price of this is clearly too much for what you get; stick with a good local/regional brew for your IPA needs. Try their Red Ale, it's much better than this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2008 01:28:36 | More by mobyfann
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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
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