Big Daddy IPA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,125
Ranked #23,100
3.73 | pDev: 12.06%
Nov 08, 2023
Oct 03, 2001
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.
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Rated by Troy-Shaffer

4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Very surprised, great tasting beer that I’ve never heard of before today. Will definitely try again
Nov 08, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a golden color with a thick head with big bubbles. Smells very bready and citrus. Very bready all the way through with a medium body. Leaves some slippery lacing.

A decent, simple, and not too overwhelming ipa.
Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by TrojanRB from Texas

May 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Beecham from California

Apr 27, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by dbauer from California

Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 3.28 by peachy-tay from California

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Golden amber in appearance. Aroma is faint; malt grain and a hint of resiny hops. Taste has more action than the smell as I can pick up bitter grapefruit, dank resiny hops, and some stone fruit. Malts are nutty and cocoa which provides a nice contrast from the citrus flavors. Bitterness is good and the finish is slightly dry. Drinks fairly easily. Good.
Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Grassy, herbal, pine, citrus rind, slightly floral, lightly toasted bready malt, and a hint of toffee sweetness.

T: Slightly dank herbal notes, resinous pine, lemon and grapefruit, floral, hints of stone fruit, plum, apricot, and peach, lightly toasty bready malt, and a hint of almost toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This is a time capsule beer, takes me back to before everything got super juicy and fruity. Not my favorite, but it's cool to see this old flagship hanging on.
Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by ben741 from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pale copper with thin head and little retention. Some lacing on the glass. Smells like a macro lager. Taste is decently balanced but very little hop forward action for an IPA. It drinks more like a APA than an IPA. Not terrible but not particularly memorable.
May 15, 2021
Rated: 2.52 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Feb 20, 2020
Rated: 4 by msondel from Massachusetts

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Heeenrik from Finland

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jul 17, 2019
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Rated by evanwoertz from California

4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
soapy IPA, in a good way. excellent craftsmanship makes it a bit better.
Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by btbcolo from Colorado

May 03, 2019
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