Review: Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Big Daddy IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Big Daddy IPA
90 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.5 IBU: 60

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Big Daddy IPA

What the brewers say

“A generously dry-hopped yet drinkable American-style IPA. 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 some subtle notes of fresh bread.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Floral and citrus hops notes up front with just a bit of dankness to add complexity. Lots of pear-like yeast-derived esters.”

Flavor: “Citrus and pine notes up front with hints of tangerine and lemon. Moderate hops bitterness. Light caramel sweetness. A cracker-like malt body, with mineral bitterness.”

Overall: “An interesting departure from normal hops flavors—more of a lemongrass and much more earthy. Finish is dry and crisp. Well-executed classic version of an IPA with a nice dialed back bitterness to make it drinkable and enjoyable.”

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