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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

1,099 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 32
Gots: 85 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Wezzle, Jan 17, 2013
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DMc8ride, Jan 14, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Everything an IPA should be, full of citrus hops assaulting the tongue with enough malt to keep it honest. Smooth and refreshing.

TheMarkE, Jan 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

artperez, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

pocat91619, Jan 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hanzo, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

djrn2, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

LoFiDave, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

LJWalker, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

AleVana, Dec 23, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1664th Review on BA
Draft to 16oz Stella Artois Chalice

@Buffalo Wild Wings, Chino Hills, CA for $5.25
Paired with Asian Zing, Thai Curry and Parmesean garlic boneless wings

App- A big glowing orange color with some tans/browns around the edges. A bit of yellow and gold in the center. A nice 2 finger fluffy head was there and had a good amount of soapy cling. A little bit less as it got to the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Fairly hoppy with a bit of a thicker citrus note. A bit dry at a big pull and a bit grassy as well. A nice balanace but still a bit thick and dense vs. bright and hoppy. A bit creamy as well.

Taste- I thought it was good. A nice solid IPA from Nor. Cal. Had a good amount of balance and hops behind it. The malts were a bit subtle and thick, but overall the whole flavor was a bit thick. Thicker hops and a bit more deep citrus created a good flavor that went well with the wings.

Mouth- A solid medium body. Not sure where they intended this in a bottle version. Might have to compare. A solid carbonation and a bit dry and citrusy with a bit of bitter hops on the finish. More residual citrus is on the finish.

Drink- This was a solid West coast IPA. A bigger beer than the 6% would lead on. A nice balance and fairly dense. A well rounded flavor. Solid but not wowing. A good go to it would seem for the bottle price. Id have again.

FosterJM, Dec 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

CEDAMA, Dec 15, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity.

A: Pours a nice golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Tons of floral and citrus hop aromas. Not much malt to speak of.

T: Just like the smell, the flavor is full of citrus and floral hops with a hint of malt in the background.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: I really like this beer!! It's just what I look for in an IPA. It absolutely assaults your senses with hops! If it was a little hazy, I would give it a solid 4.5.

nUgZ, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

DTown, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Madskill, Dec 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

jimilayne, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a straw golden in color with loose sloppy white bubbling.

The aroma is lightly hoppy with some grassy straw rounding it off. The flavor starts off with a straw bitterness then develops warming orange mmmarmalade notes (the extra ‘mmms’ are for how delicious they are). This is a dry & approachable IPA with a light malt backbone that plays nicely with the hop profile.

elNopalero, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

yoitsarch, Nov 13, 2012
Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.