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Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

914 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by trumick:
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trumick

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale orange color with a thin head that stays and lots of lacing.
Scent is nice with lots of piney hops, but very little swwetness from the malt.
Taste pretty much follows the nose all hops and very little malt, however the malt is slightly more present than in the nose. Dry piney/grassy hop finish with maybe too much grapefruit zest flavor. The flavor doesn't stick with the palate like most really good IPAs. Not enough balance for me. This makes Two Hearted seem balanced.
Mouthfeel is average with crisp light feel. There seems to be too much carbination and not enough smoothness. I think thats due to the lack of malt sweetness. It's too thin.
I will only ever try one of these, and this one's it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2005 03:58:57 | More by trumick
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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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