Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
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3.73/5
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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Daddy IPA is a hop-head's delight, a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and a some subtle notes of fresh bread.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,157
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
1,404
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
324
Trade:
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Photo of jackforbenny
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearded_Oyster
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SargeC
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JLC60
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mike_aller
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great balance between malts and hops. I rarely have the same beer twice when traveling but just had to have another one of these.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shimmyk26
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Driftpunx
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hydrate
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dry & hoppy. No floral or fruit notes that I can pick up. Kind of a medium bodied IPA. Not weak but not strong. Good but not amazing. Have had it many times & like it but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a golden yellow colored body with a one finger white foamy head slowly dies. There is minimal light lacing that clings to the glass. The smell has some strong citrus and piney hops up front. The malts start to displace the hops ever so slightly as it warms a bit. The taste is bittersweet all the way through even though the malts start to come out a bit morein the taste. There is a sticky sweet aftertaste with a dry bitter finish. On the palate, the body sits about a light to medium, and comes across fairly sessionable. Carbonation is felt appropriately for the style and for me. Overall, this is a very good AIPA that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like this.
A) Can. pours a hazy, pale golden yellow color, with a finger of puffy, eggshell white head, which lasts and leaves lace.

S) Bitter grapefruit, orange, and lemon rind - marmalade - on top of a bright, crackery pale malt. Next is pine. and drying pepper.
T) Follow the smell but more ample and very fresh and juicy. But finishing dry and flinty.
F) On light side of medium. smooth, with hefty hops that clean up the finish.
O) Classic.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a slightly hazy but brilliant yellow-gold color with a medium creamy head and some nice sheets of lacing around the glass.

S: Strong notes of caramel are apparent from the malt, with notes of lemon and orange citrus mingled in, and some pine in the background. This is a pretty nice smelling IPA.

T: Notes of caramel from the malt, mixed with a very strong piney bitterness. There is some sweet citrus in there but not nearly as strong the aroma would suggest. This beer is very bitter but doesn't seem to have a lot of flavor beyond bitterness. I like a good bitter IPA, but this one just seems to be bitter to be bitter.

F: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a very old school west coast IPA. The aroma is nice but the taste doesn't really back it up.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejane
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,404 ratings