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Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,167 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 35
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-02-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Nose
Pink grapefruit, florals and caramel.

Taste
Pink grapefruit and florals with a zesty bitterness. Thin honey and caramel backbone that balances the hops well. Touches of pine and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and semi-dry.

Overall
Fairly simple IPA. However, exceptionally easy drinking and tasty.

Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very good beer in opinion. The aroma is very fragrant. It's dry hopped so there is bold and pungent floral and pine aromas.
The appearance is up to the task too with a pretty golden amber color, a medium size off white head. There was some lacing but not a whole lot.
Taste was sweet dry and bitter. Some bready malts and bold fruity hops.Delicious.
I lucked out and got a fairly fresh one. Date said 7/13. Not bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a healthy three finger white head with good retention and tons of pillowy lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and light piney hops, sweet malt. Flavor follows, with citrus hops with ligth notes of herbal and piney hops, supported by a good caramel malt body. Finishes with citrus and lingering herbal and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nicely made, well balanced IPA, nothing out of the box, but a pleasant hoppy sipper which I enjoyed. This is a solid, dependable brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MikeWard
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottled on date of 5/3/13, so coming up on 5 months old.

poured a faintly hazy yellow, with more than a finger of bright white head. Some carbonation, and some lacing. Head eventually dissipated to a faint covering, but maintained throughout.

After opening the bottle, I got a good quick wiff of hops, and after pouring the beer, it was still detectable. All right, thought I, this could be decent. Sadly, it was to be the only evidence of hops in this beer.

Taste was completely bland. Not unpleasant at all, no sour aftertaste, no bite, just...nothing. Kept trying hard to gain any aroma, only the faintest of yeast smell came through. But absolutely no taste. No hops, no malt, no fruit, no nothing.

Mouth was around medium, and was the only thing that kept it from tasting like water. Pleasant water, but not even a mild nip of hops around the edge of the tongue.

Overall, it would appear that Speakeasy beers do not retain any original flavor at close to 5 months after the bottling date. (Had Prohition earlier today,similar bottling date, beer not much better) These beers were not on the shelf at my usual bottle shop on my last visit at the end of August, and were picked up yesterday, 9/27/13. I've had many a good IPA 3-6 months after bottling date. This was certainly not one of them. Sorry to be harsh, but other than the cool labels, I find nothing to recomend about this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Zippelin Bier Garten, Jersey City. Pours golden with long lasting, foamy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and some ripe fruit. Finish is long and balanced. Nice, not too hoppy, balanced IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.