Baby Daddy Session IPA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Baby Daddy Session IPABaby Daddy Session IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #5,398
Ranked #29,966
3.75 | pDev: 9.33%
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
Very Good
Baby Daddy Session IPABaby Daddy Session IPA
Notes: The first edition of our Session 47 Series, Baby Daddy IPA is sunny straw in color and loaded with hops. The aroma and flavor yield citrus and tropical notes: grapefruit, melon, lime, passion fruit, and a touch of spice will delight your palate. Baby Daddy IPA has a full balanced body, with a crisp finish and low bitterness. It’s an ideal choice for long afternoons with friends.
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 140
Photo of q33jeff
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

can to pint glass.

Hoppy, pine, heavy citrus.
All the good IPA stuff. Very little of the bad IPA stuff.
Yellow, medium white head. Above avg. Carbonation.


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Photo of PianoManKD
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice solid session IPA. I had never heard of Speakeasy before but the can was cool, so I thought "let's judge the book by the cover" and bought a six pack. It pours a nice orangey-yellow haze. There is very little head foam on it. The smell is light on the citrus and fruit. The taste is instantly very citrusy, with notes of orange peel, lemon, and and lime zest; very very nice balance. This is a great session IPA and I'm glad I gave this a try. The perfect summer crusher!

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Photo of evianIPA
2.7/5  rDev -28%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

A - Sunburst orange with off white head
S - Zesty, herbal/hay, musk stick
T - Very herbal, lemon
M - Medium-full body but a dry finish
O - Not at all what I expected. I'm reviewing this in Australia and can't rule out spoilage due to shipping, but this isn't the tropical fruit cup I was hoping for.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into a pint glass.

Hazy dull orange brass color, it tops with massive glorious white head that stays with remarkable retention before slowly sinking to an eternal sudsy layer atop and leaving plenty of lacing patch. The head is so creamy and silky and it doesn’t go anywhere until the last sip.

In a nose, light citrus, grapefruit, lime, pineapple, tropical, floral, some spice, some piney resin, and biscuity malt.

The taste is like what reflects in the aroma with light citrus, grapefruit, lime, tropical fruit, some spice, some piney resin, grass, and sweet biscuity malt. Hop bitterness is low and quite clean.

Light body with good crispness and lively carbonation through the palate, rather smooth mouthfeel, the feeling is refreshing with a dry and rather clean finish.

Crisp, refreshing, balance, and sessionable but not that juicy or fruity, maybe I got one that is not fresh (no best before detail).

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Photo of dacrza1
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE: January 15, 2017... OCCASION: watching AFV with the family... GLASS WARE: Howard’s Pub pint... light, bright, yellowish and hazy body that sports appropriately baby-sized bubbles throughout... head is white, cloudy, creamy at a quarter-inch... for a sessions ale, vibrant, punchy lemon zest, vanilla, light cracker... sips are rapid, slick, wet--inviting and light-bodied, but doesn’t evacuate before ... not much of an aftertaste, but a toasted maltiness is discernible... a nice cirrus sky is painted as the glass drains... lemon grass, slight pine, vanilla, toasted bread, and west coast wet hop makes for an ale that, at 4.7% ABV, invites sip after sip without concern... I struggle with the idea that this is an IPA, though--wouldn't calling this a pale be more suitable? overall, a fair pairing with the other Speakeasy offerings...

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice cloudy light orange, aroma is wierd,is that passionfruit, bread, a little pine. Taste is a nice single IPA, not much aftertaste but a drinkable IPA. I am just not getting hoppiness.

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Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine session, summery ipa.

A) Pours a lasting finger of head on a hazy straw body and shields of lace.
S) The aroma is light, fragrant pine, with lemon and grapefruit.
T) The taste is stronger, weighty, with adequate pine bitterness, lemony, resiny back drop and finish.
F) The texture is crisp, refreshing, packed.

O) Gets more floral as she warms. Pleasing sunny, floral session ale.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours very hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet crystal malts with some soapy, floral, fruity hops.

The flavor is sweet crystal malt with tropical fruit and a spicy, grassy, resiny bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice session IPA.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: not all that enticing - somewhat vegetal;

T: earthy, caramel, and vegetal from start to finish; better balanced than most session IPAs; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: aroma is somewhat off putting; flavor is OK, but not something I would choose again;

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Photo of zsponring
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy yellow, lots of carbonation.

S: Pungent, Pine, more bitter citrus towards lemon and grapefruit, slight malt notes.

T: Crisp and resfreshing with carbonation that hits you right away, lingers into flavors of grapefruit and pine with caramel malty notes on the sometimes slightly watery finish.

F: Very refreshing for a low ABV session. Fairly mild body but still very smooth flavor transitions. Can sometimes be watery in my opinion but it might just be a little thinner than what I've been drinking lately.

O: I enjoyed it, low ABV and the refreshing lightness of this makes it a very easy drinking session. Definitely satisfied with my purchase of a canned 6.

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Photo of colts9016
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A one finger creamy head that is white and has great retention. The head left some lacing on the glass . The beer is a golden yellow color with good clarity but a hazy.

N: grapefruit, pine, and floral with some toasted malt notes of caramel and yeast.

T: pine floral, touch of grapefruit,caramel, toasted bread, crackers, yeast, and some subtle chemical note.

M: carbonated, medium light body, and a touch creamy.

O: Ever since I keyed in on the chemical note that is all I taste this just okay. I do not know what it like. Really the first time I have noticed it in the beer. It is like hops but in a chemical form.

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When really fresh, this might be my favorite session. Above average mouthfeel for light abv. Nice hop profile, not reminiscent of some of the hop water sessions. Awesome drinkability. 1 week old cans were as good as All Day, GoTo and easy jack

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a favorite of mine.

Look: A hazy orange yellow beer with a one and a half finger, eggshell colored head. Laces the glass extremely well.

Smell: PUNGENT, for such a little beer. Fresh and hoppy, I love the aroma. Cans are just better at preserving the smell of the beer compared to bottles. Very citrusy and fruity. I get tons of hop resin upfront akin to sweet yellow grapefruit and lemon juice. Theres just a hint of caramel malt and orange candy. Slightly floral.

Taste: Clean and crisp. Upfront you get a delicate little nudge from the caramel malt. Things gradually turn bitter mid-palate, as hoppy notes of grapefruit and lemon zest contribute to a refreshing bitterness. Finishes with another little kiss on the check from the caramel malt, but this time ending on a floral, grassy note.

I really love all the flavor they pack into this little 4.7%er. As it warms, notes of vanilla, coconut and sugar cookies emerge.

Feel: Highly, highly, drinkable. Well carbonated and light in body.Very refreshing.

Overall: A beautiful session IPA. Citrusy and mildly sweet. Offers lots of complex flavor while retaining it's uncloying quaffability and low abv for sessionability. The cans preserve the aromas fantastically and keeps out the light so as not to spoil the beer, which is a win win for the brewer and consumer - not to mention it has a born on date printed in black ink right on the bottom of the can. Two thumbs up to the guys at Speakeasy, they know their stuff.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

golden orange appearance, fluffy white head leaves nice lacing. bready malts, grapefruit, orange and light pine. taste is the same, bright citrus with very subdued malt backbone. comes through with a very bright grapefruit note and subtle piney bite on the finish. very good mouthfeel for a session. pretty impressed with this one, very refreshing and enjoyable!

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Demented snifter.

Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of foam that laces nicely. Aroma has a nice hoppiness... some floral and earthy notes dominate. Flavor is smooth with a decently bitter finish. Some earthy hop flavor, medium body, and may be a touch stale on the back end. I didn't notice a canning date on the can.

This is a solid beer. Enjoyable and well made.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

my first beer from these guys in a really long time, way too long, and thats on me. i like their beer a lot, and its nice to see them put one out like this, late to the party with the session, but its a tasty offering and it works well all up, a little different, and real well done. the can is also really sharp, with a pair of brass knuckles and the eyes on the tab, i like the look a lot, sleek and innovative. the appearance is the best part of this one, head rising over the rim of the glass by at least a half inch, with a hazy orange base underneath, sexy and sleek, and the head lasts the whole drink. for a low alcohol beer, its not that light. the hops are intense in aroma, flavor, and feel. from pine notes on the smell to a more graham crackery malt based and grapefruit hop taste, finally through to a hope cuvee finish, real bitter but still super drinkable. the mouthfeel rules though, way full bodied for a session beer, hyper carbonated and oily all over. spattered with hops as it swallows. a darn hoppy take on this style, pine tree burps all night. aggressive for these guys, good for them...

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden colour with a white head. Smells of slight hops and citrus/fruit. Has a little more hop flavour than alot of session IPA's but the fruit/melon backtaste nicely compliments it. Very good.

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Photo of Dopen993
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz into tulip, no date.

L. Deep golden orange with a thick 2 finger head with lots of lacing.
S. Lots of citrus on the nose with a little bit of tropical fruit notes. Lots of bready yeast as well.
T. Some nice fruit notes, mild and not overwhelming. Not much else going on, no real pine or biterness. Goes down smooth, very crushable.
F. Light mouthfeel,Minot much body.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Irish Times

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy of white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Mild tropical fruit, big citrus zest, and a little light malt.

T: Bright citrus, lemon, grapefruit zest, a bit grassy, faint tropical fruit, and light malt. A bit watery on the finish.

M: Light body, crisp carbonation.

O: Too thin for my taste, even for a session. Would probably make a decent lawnmower beer though.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is pine, lemon and grapefruit. Nice.
The taste has moderate pine bitterness, a little resin. Pretty flavorful.
The texture is crisp.
A great smelling and tasting Session.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to KC for dragging this back from San Fran

Yellow with a thick blanket of retention that leaves frothy splashes stuck to my glass. Bright, citrus aroma. Sugared lemon wedge comes to mind. Melon and lemon hop flavor with a mild grapefruit finish. Good meringue, poundcake malt for a session. For any beer actualy. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel that carries some lip licking resin. Phenomenal body for 4.7%.

This ties Newburyport Melt Away for my favorite session IPA.

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Photo of ThomasChippendale
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this beer deserves a slightly higher rating than its Beer Advocate average. Beers really need to be critiqued based on what they are trying to achieve. This session IPA packs a great aroma and balanced hop/malt flavor in a sub 5% beer. It has hop complexity with a bitterness up front that quickly fades to a nice malt finish. Although it might look the part of the big league DIPA's and IIPA's, this beer is in the Session IPA category and in this category it really shines. Also, the cans look great. Impressive little beer from Speakeasy!

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Photo of DavidBart
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am shocked by the reviews. This is by far the best session IPA I've tasted. It is, what it is. You can't expect miracles from a canned, mass produced 4.7% beer, but this one delivers. It tastes like it has a lot more alcohol than it really does, and goes down easy... but not that easy. It leaves a nice track on your palate. I highly recommend this as a session beer, or dare I say any beer for that matter. Great job! Unique can design. Keep em coming.
PS: Please don't compare this to your Doubles and such. It is a session beer, but the amount of flavor they've gotten out of it is astonishing.

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Photo of beveragebattle
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Round 1-Value
1.31 per 12 oz. with 4.7% ABV

Round 2-Aroma
Musty citrus melon

Round 3-Flavor
Limey melon with modest melon

Round 4-Finish
15-20 seconds

Round 5-Packaging
The Speakeasy 12 oz. can is long on originality utilizing an eye-drawing negative space to create a visually enthralling label.

Speakeasy is an unmistakable "bang for the buck” beer. Speakeasy’s value is a tremendously serious session IPA.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another beer courtesy of the captain of the canship, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Despite no agitation, this beer came gushing out at the crack, ending with a golden color, a 1 1/2 inch head, and a mess on my leg. Smell is of pine, some citrus. Taste is the same, piney hops, light citrus, no real malts to speak of. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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