Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

1,385 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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4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a straw golden in color with loose sloppy white bubbling.

The aroma is lightly hoppy with some grassy straw rounding it off. The flavor starts off with a straw bitterness then develops warming orange mmmarmalade notes (the extra ‘mmms’ are for how delicious they are). This is a dry & approachable IPA with a light malt backbone that plays nicely with the hop profile.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear body with a 1 finger white head. Pour was in to a tulip. Good lacing.

Nice citrusy aroma with a good amount of orange. Some good maltyness, slightly floral and a hint of caramel.

Nice IPA flavors. Good floral and bright citrus flavors up front and turned to a touch of caramel, malty sweetness and a bit bready. Mild bitterness in the finish. Grapefruit/orange with a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb and a dry finish.

Overall a good IPA. Nice balance. Good malt presence without an overpowering bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a Coney Island pint glass, showing a transparent, light gold coloring. It held a one finger white head of creamy bubbles. This showed nice retention, leaving splotchy lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma was spicy, with earthy and citric hops. Pale malts and light metallics made up the grain bill, with bittering lemon rind on the back. Our first impression was that it was light in flavoring, but nice. The flavor opened up with pale toasty malts that bittered, and light citric hops that added to this. The middle peaked with chalked, pale malts, and those same light hops. Bittering citric hops, earthy tones, and stone marked an end that was otherwise watered out a bit, and light in flavoring. The final flavor was a plastic bite, with some lighter metallics. The aftertaste breathed of bitter hop cone, grass, and lemon rind. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave nice slurp and smack, with little cream or froth. The mouth was lightly coated in a nice toasty cream. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the fresh hop aroma. This was light, and very refreshing and inviting. The flavoring was a bit washed out but it, too, was rather refreshing. In the end this guy is average for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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