Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
84
good
1,388 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:
1,388
Reviews:
486
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
320
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,388 |  Reviews: 486
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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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy burnt orange color capped by a bounteous head that grows rockier by the minute; drapes lace curtains around the glass

Smell: Citrus and pine, with an underlying biscuity character

Taste: Biscuit verging on toffee hits the sweet receptors on the tastebuds at the outset; shortly thereafter, the hops add grapefruit and tangerine, with a hint of pine; the finish is bitter, with underlying sweetness from the malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is one of those beers that stakes out a position for where craft beer was in 2005; we have moved beyond that now but it is quite good for what it is and I enjoyed re-visiting that era

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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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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,388 ratings.
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