Speakeasy: Big Daddy IPA

From the Brewery: IMG_3154

“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.

The Pour: IMG_3155

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.

The Nose: IMG_3156

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.

The Mouth: IMG_3157

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.

Final Thoughts: 

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

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3 Responses to Speakeasy: Big Daddy IPA

  1. Pdubyah says:

    I brought a Speakeasy beer in the shopping. Now I wish I’d drunk it instead of leaving it for a day when I was in a better mood. Today.

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