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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1,405 Ratings
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:
#27,512
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
1,405
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
324
Trade:
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Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jleavitt08
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Everydayoff
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy gold amber in color with very thick white fluffy head that withstands with very good retention before slowly subsiding to a thin layer of everlasting foamy crown along with plenty of sticky and refined lacing patch and spot, high carbonation.

Hoppy and fresh with zesty citrus and tropical fruit then it is floral, piney, grassy, resiny and earthy, malt is there too with notes of bread and caramel.

Upright hop bitterness takes over since the start and continues its journey until bready malt trying to participate in the middle, anyway, hop still prevails as pine, resin and citrus lurking in and wrapping up the finish together with a long tail of clean bitterness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel from a wave of lively effervescence covering the palate, dry finish. This one is pretty good American IPA with solid and straightforward hop character to be pleased by any hopheads.

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

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

Photo of duvel1979
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gbw5009
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of andpit
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moneytree
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

S: 焦糖與麥香
T:柑橘味與適中的啤酒花,尾韻葡萄柚

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

Photo of NickyDee21
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jheimiller
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tomalfo
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of digitalflood
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatthehull
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass hybrid from a 12pz can

A - a semi translucent copper bright orange color, one finger off white head and some sugar lacing/legs

S - sugar up front, very nice pine and pineapple, lots of fruity citrus with some rind mixed in there, toasted and sweet grains/malts, biscuit and cracker yeast (the yeast funk is real nice), lots of green and slightly brown earth, very dank and all kinds of sexy funk

T - very hoppy, pine, pineapple, some mango, sweet island flowers, lots of citrus and some rind, the hops is almost effervescent, bright everything, slightly toasted and sweet malts/grains, crisp, very clean and velvety smooth, yeast is like a baking style and really big but in the right way.

M - full bodied, nice balance, great complexity, medium plus acidity, medium carbonation and a hop bomb with a very nice malt backbone finish

D/O - this is a hop bomb! Has a nice sweet malt back on but the hops is punishing (in the best kind of way), so if you aren't a hop head this one is a pass for sure and for anyone that loves hops, this one is a must. With all the hops and underneath flavors rolling around on the tongue, this beast is still refreshing as heck.

Final thoughts - at a nice 8.5% abv and around $11-13 a six-pack, this one is worth a go and may become a stable in your fridge rotation.

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,405 ratings