“No lightweight, Big Daddy I.P.A. tips the scales with a huge hop flavor and a dry, clean finish that leaves the scene without a trace.” 6.5% ABV IPA.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Spiegelau IPA glass. The body is pretty clear, honey-golden in color. A large off-white head is poured, which retains well and leaves heavy lacing. Ample carbonation is visible.
Grapefruit hop aromas dominate, mixed with a bit of lemon citrus and earthy dank to round out the hop profile. And underlying biscuit-y malt characteristic is also detected.
Medium-thin body, with a solid burst of hop bitterness mixed with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavors of grapefruit hops again are the mainstays, mixing with light underlying sweetened cereal characteristics. Big Daddy has a bit of a dry finish, with lemon citrus hops coming through in the lingering aftertaste.
Big Daddy is a pretty good IPA. There is big hop flavor and bitterness, and though it isn’t necessarily complex, it is pretty packed for a “regular” IPA. I certainly wouldn’t mind working on a six pack at a summer barbecue, or having a few pints at a baseball game. Again, pretty solid. 8/10.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers – San Francisco, CA