Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
84
good
1,385 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:
1,385
Reviews:
484
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
318
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,385 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of chrisrickman
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Meh

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shellynix
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed by this one. Not a terrible taste, but didn't have the feel of a traditional IPA.

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

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vikinggary28
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to glass mug. Typical amber colour with a thin white head and slight lacing. Hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Tastes great, much like the smell, grassy hops complimented by grapefruity citris undertaste. Great mouth feel. This is a great example of an American IPA.

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

Photo of R11415
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours golden with a touch amber
Citrus on the nose, pine, floral, honey
Tastes of citrus and pine, medium bitterness on the finish
Overall a very drinkable American IPA

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Photo of Brew33
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lfph47
4.74/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beermandavemcgee
4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoping4hopps
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours amber gold, with a very dominant hop presence. Similar in taste to electric tower ipa by silicon Valley brewery in my opinion. I would seek thus beer out again.

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Photo of Tomais
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 months after bottling date.
My first *American* American IPA :-)

Pours a nice amber, head holds very well in a pint glass, copious lacing.

Was a bit too carbonated initially but settled nice after a few swirls. A little thick, but smooth, medium sized bubbles.

Smells and tastes of citrusy hops -- concentrated peel, some floral there behind. Dry bitterness in the finish: bitter orange marmalade with thick-cut peel (grew up with it homemade).

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Photo of Stevenw7474
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of renaveg
2.55/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,385 ratings.
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