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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

1,186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 36
Gots: 138 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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.
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this one for a while. I believe it was worth the wait! Pours a golden and slightly amber tone with a finger length head that retains as a sticky lace. Great hop aroma accompanied by a sweetness that reminds me perhaps of a nutty cake. Taste is an explosion of hops. A bitter grapefruit like taste with a dry finish. Great feel! Creamy and chewy at the same time. An instant classic for me!

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium tulip glass. Thanks for sneaking this back from LA, Brenda.

A: Opaque, golden. An aggressive pour produced a billowy 2-finger head with staying power. Thick lacing.

S: Citrus notes aplenty, grassy hops, mangoes, lemons.

T: Delicious with low bitterness. Smooth, subtle. Citrus featuring lemon and mangoes. Lightly sweet. Very sessionable.

M: Light to medium with medium creamy carbonation.

O: Didn't know how this would hold up after 2.5 months in the closet. It was terrific. A great IPA. An easy drinker.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington, for $1.49. According to the label, it was bottled on May 27, 2014, which is probably why it was on sale. I’ve seen 22oz bottles of this locally, but I vastly prefer 12oz servings, so that’s why I grabbed this.

Poured a semi-clear golden amber color, with a big, creamy beige head that took lots of time dropping, leaving lots of lace on the sides of a Boston Lager glass.

Initial blast of tropical fruits and grapefruit when the bottle was cracked open. As it warmed some bready malt aromas came out to play as well, but it remained the hops’ show.

Grapefruit-like hop flavor hits the tastebuds first. There are elements of pepper and pine present as well. There’s bitterness, but it’s not nearly as in-your-face as some IPAs. It IS bitter enough to keep the fruitier hop flavors at bay enough to make things very balanced. There’s a mild dryness at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a mouthfeel that manages to be both oily and creamy, with a little bit of stickiness.

Pretty good IPA, I must say. At the right price, I could happily drink this regularly

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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,186 ratings.