ABV: 6.5 IBU: 60
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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Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
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