Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
84
good
1,386 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
Ratings:
1,386
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
319
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,386 |  Reviews: 484
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

On the 1001.

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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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Photo of Seanseo
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cold_1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

On tap. Pours very hazy and murky orange-yellow. Nose is apricot, peach. Taste is more of the apricot and peach with hefty bitterness. Medium bodied and long bitter aftertaste

Overall not bad

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

Poured from 22 oz bottle into standard pint glass. Very cloudy beer with an amber/orange color. The head dissipates quickly with moderate lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and pungent. Some butterscotch flavor is there in the malt accent. The hops is slightly bitter and earthy, sage and coriander come to mind. The finish is smooth, and the malt is well balanced with the hops for a nice lingering aftertaste. Not a beer that stands out in the IPA world per se, but not bad to drink.

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Photo of Herze
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of twb0392
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ErictheViking925
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hollow in the mouth. Bitter as logs. Stiffer than beer wants to be. Uncomfortable. Wants to box with its pants off.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy, dark-gold body with a quick-to-melt white head. The hop flavor and smell are quite earthy, accentuated by lightly roasted grainy malt, although a bit of butterscotch comes through on the nose when you really sniff for it. A portion of the scent reminds me of wet tobacco, which is not at all as off-putting as it might sound. This is more of an English IPA, but without the caramel sweetness. No bright citrus smells or flavors here. it's all damp earth and mild coffee. The medium mouthfeel and carbonation work well with the flavor profile, but the finish is smooth and lacks the dryness expected from any style of IPA. A dark, uninteresting, yet perfectly drinkable beer which is neither worth turning down, nor spending money on.

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Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

From an undated bottle. Pours orange with a finger of white fluffy head. Strong citrusy hop smell. Light feel with lots of carbonation. Crisp citrus and hop flavor. Good West Coast IPA. Finally getting around to reviewing Speakeasy's beers. They're local and easy to find, so I pick this one up from time to time.

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,386 ratings.
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