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Big Daddy IPA - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPA
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1,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 35
Gots: 108 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-02-2001)
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of drink2remember
4/5  rDev +7.5%

A good IPA, it gets you to suck in your cheeks. I believe that is the goal of a good IPA.

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4.4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Finishes bitter, almost rye.

Photo of Kingrat831
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mac31
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Carmel, citrus, grapefruit nose.

Nice, fresh, hops and some sweetness at the crack of the bottle.

Nice hint of caramel sweetness that is blanketed by the danky, resinous bittering hops. Just past the bittering hops is some nice orange, floral, and grapefruit/citrus hoppiness. The beer is nice and balanced. The malt profile gives off just enough sweetness to offset the hops. Bready malts clean up very nicely, leaving the bitterness of the hops to linger behind on the palate. Minor grainy finish after the bitterness dissipates, which I welcome. This is a pretty damn good brew. It's solid. My buddy picked this up on a whim and brought it over. Sold!!! Glad he did. For sure I'll come back to this one, snake eyes not so much.

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2.45/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Love this brewery and all the beers are great. When it comes to IPA's this is probably one of the smoothest best tasting out there. Highly recommend this beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +21.5%

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2.92/5  rDev -21.5%

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2.89/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 oz Bomber.Smell is grapefruit and hops.Very middle of the road ipa.At 6.5 once again middle of the road.Nothing special about this.Taste is average at best.At 4.99 a bottle not bad.But there are a lot better out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.