Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The artwork on the bottle of the Big Daddy is great. You have the eyes staring at you from a black bottle.

The BD pours a hazy orange with a head that is billowy like a pillow. The foam on the beer stayed quite a while.

Smell from the ipa was good and hoppy which you would expect from American style.

It was a smooth IPA and the soft over the roof of the mouth.

I bought a six pack, so I will have at least 5 more unless I let my buddy or wife have one. I enjoyed this beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA pours a nice glowing yellow/orange colour with a nice, off-white head. The aromas are of hops, and heavy malts. The taste is heavily hoppy, and very well balanced with a huge background malt profile. The mouthfeel is pretty medium-bodied and the drinkability is above average, to say the least...

A very good IPA from the folks at speakeasy!


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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light gold color with a decent white puffy head. Very attractive lacing as the head slowly feel to a thick coating. Nose is predominately grassy hops with a slight sweet malt background. Taste follows through on the smell with the hops in the foreground and the malt giving a nice balance. A really good IPA and I love it on tap. Hopped very well and well made, well balanced. A good IPA but drinkability is GREAT!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a coppery light orange color with some dark yellow highlights. Nice head on top - fluffy and showcasing good head retention.

Pleasant aroma with an emphasis on the hops. Equally floral and citrus.

I like the malt backbone of the beer with a nice crispness overall. The hop flavors are omnipresent with hints of oranges, peaches. pine and a tad peppery.

A truly solid beer. I constantly find myself digging these types of West coast style IPA's.

I first had this beer at The Jury Room in Quincy and have since picked up a 6 pack and I'm quite pleased.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow, big frothy clingy head, leaves a sticky lace in my glass. Huge flowery citrusy grapefruit aroma, clean citrus flavor, nice malt balance, clean and dry, A typical great west coast IPA, very good.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

A good IPA, it gets you to suck in your cheeks. I believe that is the goal of a good IPA.

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Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,389 ratings.
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