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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a thick white head. The aroma is disappointing. There is clear hop bitterness but not a lot going on. On the palate the flavors are nice and tight. The hop profile is clear west coast but there aren't too many unique notes to make. Solid but unremarkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (408) - - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at brazen head. Nothing on the nose. Pours a clear golden amber. Hoppy but unnecessarily bitter. Decent balance, given that. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (308) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bière achetée à San Fransisco. Cuivrée et exhaussée d’une mousse généreuse, cette IPA offre un nez puissant de houblons tout en pamplemousses et en agrumes. En bouche, c’est puissant et houblonné : les notes d’agrumes sont d’autant plus évidentes après quelques gorgées. Sans être originale, cette bière possède toutes les caractéristiques d’une excellente IPA punchée. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (253) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
If you advertise a "huge hop flavor" to MunBRO you best be delivering and this missed the mark on that. Pours a typical golden color with a massive head - this beer was super carbonated. Below average taste for an American IPA - hop flavours are there but no citrus, pine, or floral notes which confuses me. Wouldn’t purchase again for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (464) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 5, 2014
Drank it after Costa Rica lost to Holland!!! Very nice American IPA, nice fruit hopd!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Back in 2005 this was the first IPA I ever drank. Had today for the first time since then on tap at a pizza place. Pour is gold with a small white head. Aroma smells grassy and piney. Flavor is mostly pine. Light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Troupis (37) - - JUL 3, 2014
Day 1 of my IPA advent calendar. Good but leaves an after taste of a cheap beer. Re-opened notes because it's losing steam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (5335) - 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 (413) - 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 (2239) - 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.


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