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Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
1,389 Ratings
Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Speakeasy Big Daddy is a good sessionable IPA...It poured a clear copperish orange with light fizzy head which is leaving a spotty lace. The smell includes fresh hops of citrus and hints of pine. The taste is well balanced throughout....there is enough sweet malt to keep the bitterness at bay but yet enough to remind you that you're drinking an IPA. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it would be a beer I would recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Flashbacks to Wiggum, PI... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of sandy off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, grapefruit peel, light mint, and a backbone of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grapefruit peel not only superseding the grass but also becoming a bit funkier, some earthy (read: dirty) greens coming in, and the biscuit hardly coming through at all. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent IPA at best, one that just comes across as unbalanced with unfavorable hopping. It's not altogether bad, just not all that good.

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4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow! The usual suspects hit it off again. I love getting their 12 pack variety packs. You can't go wrong. Definitely try. I'm about to go get some across the street right now. Very reasonably priced for their quality, and super sick design/12 pack artwork.

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,389 ratings
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