Big Daddy is the promised third installment from Speakeasy. It is an IPA with good flavor. Initially it doesn’t seem too hoppy but its complexity builds in the aftertaste. Depending on my mood or the time of day, this seemed like a beer that could go down easy or that would be a sipping beer. Perhaps not too unlike the mood swings of a mobster going from beneficial to harsh; except that’s where the analogy breaks down since the hoppy flavors that make me want to take it slow are anything but harsh.
I did in my wanderings about Mountain View discover that Speakeasy has far more varieties than just the four I’ve seen before. It will make my hunt a long one, and perhaps take all summer to complete. In the end, Big Daddy is a solid IPA that’s got enough hops flavor to distinguish it from other beers riding the hop train but isn’t so strong as to say the brewers got carried away with it.