Baby Daddy Session IPA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Baby Daddy Session IPABaby Daddy Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,397
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,956
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 9.33%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
140
From:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  2
Gots
  40
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
Photo of zander4dawin
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

First off the can looks really cool, solid black even on the top and tab. The beer is solid for what you'd probably come to expect from this category. Real light feel, floral hops that aren't too bitter and a butter scotch malt note in the middle. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drank straight from the can. Can has cool artwork and dig the black & green colors. Smells hoppy in the nose with pine, citrus and perhaps some garlicky onions. Hoppy session ale that tastes great, drinks light and easy to carry around in the backpack, stuff in fridge, or fit into a hotel ice bucket for some quick chilling.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A gift from the co-worker, Baby Daddy comes in a 12 ounce can and arrives as a session IPA. As a fan of Big Daddy, I expect good things. On to the beer:

An inch of sturdy head sits on top this pale beer. I get an aroma that shows a little hoppiness, smelling as though some of the hops have faded. I smell notes of tea, orange, a kiss of honey, and basic grain. It doesn't have the sting of hops per style in its taste either. It comes across as herbal, riding on a light graham cracker base. A kiss of tangerine and grapefruit offer to quench my thirst for hops, and the overall taste isn't bad at all. It's light bodied brew, and its balance between malt and hops is better per session IPA. Still, this sub style doesn't come across as being very inventive.

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Photo of Reema
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 12 oz can into a pint glass

Pours a hazy yellow gold color. Smells of light hops, citrus zest, and slightly resiny. Taste reflects the smell, one of the better session IPAs I've had. Mouthfeel is a tad too carbonated and light for me, otherwise pleasant. Overall, this is a better than decent to good session IPA that has good hop flavor that most other session IPAs have trouble with.

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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 EyePeeAyBryan
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed this so much more on tap. Had this out of the can and on tap same day and looks fantastic, gold and clear with a nice hoppy taste for sub 5%. Flavor lingers and actually fit my need for low ABV and good flavor and damn, goes down very easy. Still think that it falls short of Easy Jack and Daytime but not a bad choice.

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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 breadwinner
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tend to struggle with session IPAs. They're too often thin, hollow, and overly reliant on dry-hopping, with little care given to the rest of the brew. This one worked pretty darn well, though, with a unique hop flavor combo (I got a good kick of limey hops, plus a bit of herbal spice, maybe some pine -- real interesting) and enough malt to give it some body, while still remaining drinkable. Killer cans too.

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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 metter98
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of melons are present in the nose—honeydew seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste has flavors of honeydew (without any associated sweetness) and lime citrus and has a light amount of bitterness. Some notes of spices are present in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some faint bits of crispness.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable. It seems to be more like an APA than an IPA, but the melon-like aromas and flavors are interesting and pleasant.

Serving type: can

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours an orangey color. Strong citrus, some tropical fruit and cushy malt sweetness. Flavor is quite hoppy. It's well put together. It tastes much more like a regular IPA than a session. Like the nose, citrus, tropical fruit and slight pine hops are key. malt is grainy, caramelly and bready. Much more body than I was expecting. Fairly bitter. A pretty good session IPA with much more body than most.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a lightly colored golden-tan, like a watered down IPA perhaps? Lemony aroma with a touch of grass on the nose. There’s a lemony zest sort of character with a flavor that has a decent amount of hopping and a taste of malt backing. Lightly bodies but smooth, it's an easy drinker, and a touch of bitterness gives the body some depth. Decent, if trendy.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%

On tap at Whole Foods in Venice, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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