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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1,401 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:
#29,734
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
1,401
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
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46
Gots:
323
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,401 |  Reviews: 486
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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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
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,401 ratings