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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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1664th Review on BA
Draft to 16oz Stella Artois Chalice

@Buffalo Wild Wings, Chino Hills, CA for $5.25
Paired with Asian Zing, Thai Curry and Parmesean garlic boneless wings

App- A big glowing orange color with some tans/browns around the edges. A bit of yellow and gold in the center. A nice 2 finger fluffy head was there and had a good amount of soapy cling. A little bit less as it got to the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Fairly hoppy with a bit of a thicker citrus note. A bit dry at a big pull and a bit grassy as well. A nice balanace but still a bit thick and dense vs. bright and hoppy. A bit creamy as well.

Taste- I thought it was good. A nice solid IPA from Nor. Cal. Had a good amount of balance and hops behind it. The malts were a bit subtle and thick, but overall the whole flavor was a bit thick. Thicker hops and a bit more deep citrus created a good flavor that went well with the wings.

Mouth- A solid medium body. Not sure where they intended this in a bottle version. Might have to compare. A solid carbonation and a bit dry and citrusy with a bit of bitter hops on the finish. More residual citrus is on the finish.

Drink- This was a solid West coast IPA. A bigger beer than the 6% would lead on. A nice balance and fairly dense. A well rounded flavor. Solid but not wowing. A good go to it would seem for the bottle price. Id have again.

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity.

A: Pours a nice golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Tons of floral and citrus hop aromas. Not much malt to speak of.

T: Just like the smell, the flavor is full of citrus and floral hops with a hint of malt in the background.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: I really like this beer!! It's just what I look for in an IPA. It absolutely assaults your senses with hops! If it was a little hazy, I would give it a solid 4.5.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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