Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Big Daddy IPABig Daddy IPA
1,395 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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3.82/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel glass.

Appearance - Nice golden color
Smell - Honey and Pine
Taste - Nicely done. Tastes like it smells with a nice light hoppiness.
Mouthfeel - Very easy to drink and good carbonation
Overall - Easy drinking and refreshing.

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant orange amber with a frothy, white 2 finger head. Decent retention, the resulting lace is thin and semi-sticky.

Smell - Subtle notes of peach and citrus.

Taste - Ooh that's different... and tasty. There's a predominant flavor in there that I wanna say is very candy-like, like a peach or pear or starfruit gummy, and it's supported by a strong citrus undertone. Malt flavors are subdued, but do well enough to give this brew some balance. Flavor profile is fairly simple, and basically finishes the way it starts, but it's a good one. Layers of alcohol warmth and bitter orange peel do present themselves in big gulps and, at least in the orange peel character, hang back behind the top molars well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation providing a lively tingle on the tongue. Finish is somewhat dry.

Overall - A good, original IPA. I can't say I've had one that's close to this. That's hard to accomplish in the hop dominant world of India Pales, and for that I applaud them.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clear golden orange pour with 2 fingers of head.patches of lacing. smells mostly of malt with some hints of honey and a bit of floral hops and grapefruit zest.
the taste is quite bready and hoppy at the same time. a very hopped up english ipa. just like double daddy, except a tiny bit tastier.. which is weird, considering it's got double the grain content... hmm. grassy hops, slight spicyness on the lips. light-medium body with a slight creamy feel with a boozy kick!
this is an awesome ipa. i like it better than double daddy. weird!

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,395 ratings