Baby Daddy Session IPA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Baby Daddy Session IPABaby Daddy Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,445
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,377
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 9.33%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
140
From:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
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Gots
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SCORE
85
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
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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 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 Psg5062
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. cans. One from the can, one in fluted snifter tasting glass.

A= Yellow and hazy with a half inch pure white head, settles to ring around the glass and thin foam.

S= Citrus and a bit of toasty malt aroma, some grass.

T= Citrus, lime juice and rind, malt and spice on the back end.

M=More body than typical for a session IPA with moderate level of carbonation.

O= Good session option, more malt backing and body when compared to some other sessions. Lots of flavor.

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Photo of ihazabucket7
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Light orange color, balanced hop and citrus smell and taste. Very light and easy drinking. Have had better session IPA's but this one isn't bad.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monika1
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 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 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.

Results
Speakeasy is an unmistakable "bang for the buck” beer. Speakeasy’s value is a tremendously serious 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 q33jeff
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

**
07/25/15
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 tharley
4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 smcel371
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 chiefz1
2.49/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shenk87
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Billolick
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of azdback
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, for listening to my impassioned plea and beginning to put your beers in CANs! The graphics on your paper labels will jump out on a CAN. I am the creator of The CANQuest (tm) and I both appreciate, support and defend the placement of craft beer into CANs. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "

If I was freaked out by the eyes on the Metropolis label, this CAN had me unglued! The eyes were on two opposing sides of the CAN and even the tab had eyes. There was no escaping them as I CAntinued my dalliance with Scarlett, who if they ever put in a CAN, I will run away with, never to be heard from again. In the meantime, the Crack! was loud enough to be heard by Baby Daddy who does not hesitate to rat me out to Big Daddy and his uncle, Double Daddy. The whole family is bad news. I CANducted an inverted Glug on his little ass, resulting in three-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, eggshell-white foam with limited retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. The door flew open to reveal us in flagrante delecti to Baby Daddy just as the Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon and Croesus appeared in a puff of smoke. Baby Daddy retreated in a CANbination of shock, surprise and fear as the boys went to work on the beer and Scarlett and I didn't miss a stroke. Nose was as advertised: "grapefruit, melon, lime, passion fruit" and my mouth was watering like someone had turned on a faucet. Mouthfeel was medium. Once more, the carpet did not match the drapes as aroma hops did not translate to bittering hops. The melon flavor was prevalent, but that was not why I got involved. Scarlett was squirming and squealing so it was time for the finish. The beer's was dry, the opposite of mine, with the melon and grapefruit as the prevalent flavors, but muted so as to leave me unsatisfied, unlike Scarlet, who laid back on the pillows, exhaled and reached into the cooler for a beer.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Baby Daddy Session IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 140 ratings