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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
dgouvea (1) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Belo inicio com um final marcante com cor âmbar e transparente. Gostei muito e repetiria.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle sampled at home from backlog notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, citrus, bready malts, some resin, good combo of malt and hops, not the most bitter but decent enough to be a sessionable ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2014
In another state, Big Daddy IPA could be a cult favorite. In California it happens to be a great IPA from a place that’s known for making amazing, near-flawless hoppy ales. It would be easy to overlook this offering from Speakeasy. However, Big Daddy deserves recognition. It has a woodsy, resinous, and slightly grassy smell with spicy, earthy tones in the flavor. Remarkably balanced, Big Daddy has a strong enough malt presence to take the edge off the hop bitterness and give this beer a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Average IPA with grassy resiny hop profile. Lightly malted and quite bitter with very little hop flavor. Overall very average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
glass at kite/key with William. First time trying this on tap, pours hazy golden color with a nice 3 finger white head. Aromas and flavor of grass, herbal, pine, grapefruit, toasty malt , and caramel sweetness. Pretty average IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: May 15, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: unwinding with Napoleon Dynamite... APPEARANCE: bright orange amber body that provides steady effervescence; thick, frothy white head that remains--nice cirrus lacing... AROMA: beautifully fragrant floral pine, with some citric flair--a nicely balanced bouquet... PALATE: thick, full-bodied, mouth-filling impact; unlike the bottle’s label, this beer doesn’t "leave without a trace," staying well into the next sip--and this is a welcome layover!...TASTE: a flourish of pine cone that that balances nicely with caramel malts; sweet and strong...OVERALLL: a hit with my poker game friends, this beer demands attention--a BIG West Coast IPA, crunchy and worthy of long, slow sips....

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1395) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Smell of hops, spruce. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of spruce, hops. Very flat carbon, dry. Medium bitter, dey finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (310) - - MAY 23, 2014
Served in Bottle. Not much Nose, some citrus. Mainly malty taste. Medium body, average carbonation. Very mild IPA, malty finish, not very bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LukasTaylor (6) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
Pretty good IPA. Light in taste. A good lighter IPA. Overall good taste just would have liked a bit more of a complex flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Light Coloured, real fruity smell. Goes down smooth. Leaves mouth tingly after drinking


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