Just like you, but different
I brought this after much prevarication, someone mentioned in passing that it was ‘average’ but I’ve had a lot of average lately so the heck – Speakeasy – Big Daddy IPA
650ml bottle, 6.5% ABV, 55 IBU things, and that makes it 195 calories a serve, and it’s 3.3 standard drink equivalents in this bottle.
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.
San Francisco’s Speakeasy has a cool, Prohibition- and organized-crime-themed style—their mailing list members are collectively known as “The Mob,” and the brewery’s website refers to the staff as “The Family”—but their beers are mostly modern and West Coast in style. Big Daddy’s taps can be found around the Western US, and bottled beers have been available since 2000.
Flavors and aromas Big Daddy IPA is a dry-hopped beer with a big floral-citrus nose. It’s bitter, but not overwhelmingly so; the full-bodied malt balances the bitterness to a point where you may find that this comes together more like an amber ale than an IPA.
So a mixed bag of things, mostly I’ve read that this is fairly good though.
Not as hoppy on the nose as I might have thought myself into thinking, although it is strong.
Pale golden yellow pour, I was expecting something slightly darker. Nice persistent full head on this and nice carbonation.
Great aroma in the grass, grass, of course, and an interesting first mouthful.
Again I was expecting a really punch in mouth bitterness, and this is a little understated in that, but it does have an unusually dry finish.
For flavours then, there is a citrusy thing going on but I can’t pick anything specific.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 a of its things from the thing. It’s an IPA that a lot of people would be able to enjoy and get on with, it’s neither too mouth crashingly bitter and it has a decent length and carry and finish. It’s quite drinkable too and looks great in the glass. Lots to ponder over and enjoy with each mouthful. I quite liked it.
The double dip review
I found some new music from the Buzzcocks – they have a new album – this is “The Way” from that album.
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.