Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Two finger of fluffy head on a medium straw colored body.
It has a strong aroma of lemon and pine. Really nice.
The taste has good malt backbone with medium lemon bitterness. It's smooth and straightforward.
A softer texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A solid, go-to IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy dirty orange, trace off-white head, quite solid lacing

S: orange jam, grassy, malt, sugar/candy

T: orange jam/peel, hint of grassy, malt, sugar/candy
slow bitter finish

M: med body, oily mouth

O: Nice IPA offering. Perhaps good intro
for newbie. Would buy again. Nearly sessionable
American IPA, fine balance. New to this brewery;
love to explore and support new craft breweries.


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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a shaker pint.

A real nice classic amber orange with lots of cola carbonation rising up. Head is a little soapy off white, laces real nicely and always leaves a puck. Otherwise pretty solid.

Nose is muted hop, a little citrus barely peeks out, some nice hit of caramel malts. Good balance but not hop forward.

Palate hits toned down but real nice balance. Nice sweet malts and light toasty brown sugar. Hop angle comes out nicely with some citrus orange and hits of pine. Mildly coating with a balanced finish on the palate. Carbonation is dialed down nicely letting everything coat.

Overall not an amazing brew, but certainly one to know about. I could easily have this again. Drinks very easily too.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Everything an IPA should be, full of citrus hops assaulting the tongue with enough malt to keep it honest. Smooth and refreshing.

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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