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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

1,015 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 53 | 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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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-18-2011 16:11:31 | More by mhaugo
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-11-2011 13:49:04 | More by jenray
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.9/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks to lurpy1 for yet another bottle from the sunny confines of Sacramento. Hehehe. I said sac. 22 oz. bottle split into two tulips.

Opener. Cap. Pop. FIZZZ! The bottle overflows before I can blink & a bunch of foam ends up on the wood. Black mark. Pours a light orange/amber with, not surprisingly, a massive head (what didn't spill, of course). Bright citrus greets the nose, & a side of spring flowers. Nice.

Big Daddy IPA disappoints. What happened to that lovely nose? Massive bread crusts, melted rubber, & a horrific iron aftertaste violate the palate. WTF? Tastes like licking my fingers after changing a tire. There's more, but I'm not going back in for fear of having my face freeze like this. Three sips maxes me out.

Blech. Sorry, but this has to be an off bottle, because it's awful. My wife can't drink her half either. To the drain.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 03:33:09 | More by maximum12
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-09-2011 22:13:22 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-08-2011 10:54:31 | More by kornkid8600
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marieow

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-08-2011 06:20:19 | More by marieow
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2011 03:48:22 | More by bigred89
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MareInfinitus

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-29-2011 02:09:01 | More by MareInfinitus
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-24-2011 19:35:03 | More by nmann08
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-22-2011 01:05:14 | More by Another6Pack
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-21-2011 18:43:54 | More by Rochefort10nh
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LikeFliesOnFlesh

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-21-2011 06:45:07 | More by LikeFliesOnFlesh
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-20-2011 03:49:44 | More by brandoman63
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ineva

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-18-2011 21:05:27 | More by ineva
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-18-2011 17:27:01 | More by waiting4lunch
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-18-2011 06:04:53 | More by BeerArchivist
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-17-2011 02:32:49 | More by virinow
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-16-2011 20:49:16 | More by codynevels
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-15-2011 19:45:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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avaldivia

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-15-2011 02:19:44 | More by avaldivia
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MexicanSkittel

California

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In the backyard looking out at the ocean, from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look- a brilliant bright golden, extremely clear with perfect carbonation . A 1/4 head white and light has been sitting on the glass leaving a lace after sips 5 mins into it.

Smell- some hops, caramel, honey, green grass.

Taste- gental hops, almost sweet. Maybe carmel covered hops. Very balanced flavors.

Mouthfeel- smooth, not overly bitter, not too viscous, and no strong presence of alc. the finish isn't as lengthy as I'd like but initial drinking is right on.

Overall- really nice IPA, personally like it on tap more, but a $5.99 six pack in the sun in SF is pretty awesome.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 22:46:15 | More by MexicanSkittel
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Husenator

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden straw, fairly cloudy though. Nice lacing.

S - Citrus and honey, I picked up a chemical aroma (goo gone?)
something was a bit off.
T- Hops are heavy up font as they should be, but after the grapefruit and pine with a bit of sweetness I picked up a solvent aftertaste.

M - Medium with a stickiness.

O- Drinkable but I have had much better.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:56:24 | More by Husenator
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer hits all the right marks for an American IPA. Light amber color. Hops are bright and clean, with citrus character, tinged with grapefruit. Malt body is well balanced with an appropriate level of sweetness to take the edge off the hops. Finish was quite smooth. A nice quaffer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 14:31:05 | More by Brent
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in the tickers BIF, hazy orange pour, big sticky white head. The aroma is piney, light citrus. It has notes of pine and citrus, nothing overwhelming, slightly bitter finish. The body is medium, average carbonation, easy drinking. An average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 23:59:25 | More by bonkers
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steelerguy

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy, nice sticky head, high carbonation, with a golden color.

S - Pine and citrus hops with just a touch of sweet malt.

T - Much like the aroma, mostly pine hops flavor with some citrus and earthiness. Nicely balanced with some sweet malt.

M - Light to moderate body keep it refreshing.

O - Good session IPA, balanced and not over the top. At the same time, not outstanding, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 00:25:06 | More by steelerguy
Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.