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East End Big Hop Harvest Ale
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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I took your year-round favorite, Big Hop IPA and did a little something special to it to celebrate the September hop harvest. There’s a small window where I can get fresh-picked, undried, green, hops to toss into the kettle, and I jumped on it. These “wet hops” provide a truly unique flavor and aroma, almost like the smell of freshly cut grass – if your lawn was completely planted with American hops! Available starting in October and lasting until it’s all gone.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Port 82!! On tap. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, grassy, and with light citrus. Tastes of pine, floral, citrus, and light caramel. Medium bitter. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Notes from Capone’s on draft. Copper with nose of caramel malt, resiny hops, some floral and peppery notes. Tastes hoppy, with solid caramel malt bill, some floral, peppery and tropical citrus notes. Decent complexity and balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft taster from the East End tasting bar in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. This one was marked "Big Hop Harvest." Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a small off-white ring for a head. Notes of grassy, leafy, earthy hops, caramel and pale malts, and wet hay. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wet, earthy mouthfeel. Hits the note it tries to hit, a wet hop harvest ale, right on the nose.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of fruit, hops, and citrus. Poured caramel in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that diminished into a lasting film. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of fruit, hops, citrus, light spices, light vanilla, and coriander. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Fruity, hoppy, spiced finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled on draft at the Map Room in Regent Square this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a large orange-beige head that lingered. The aroma was strong sweet fruity hops with a light peppery undertone. The flavor was strong sweet fruity hops, tangy malts and hints of caramel and nut. The finish was long, tangy, sweet and full of fruity hops. Not very bitter despite the impressive hop presence. Fairly full bodied. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy golden/orange with a medium bubbly/creamy white head that laced. Aroma of fresh floral/citrusy hops, lightly grassy, cereal grains and bready. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, grassy, light caramel, cereal grains and bready malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
This beer was definately my favorite from East End. UNfiltered and wet hopped, absolutely delicious.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3803) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2007 version. On tap at the Bocktown. Cloudy with a lighter iced tea appearance. Clean smell with barely any detectable aroma. Perhaps some straw in the olfactory. Thin froth for a head. Yes, quite hoppy on the initial flavors. Very mild carbonation. Some hints of straw or hay. Medium hop bitter bite accrues on the palate with each swig. Finish is medium bitterness that hangs for a while. Otherwise, not quite as medicinal or soapy in the finish as most IPA, thankfully.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
On tap at The Map Room, next door to D’s 6-Pack. Light hoppy grassy floral aroma. Mild sweet maltiness - overall not a strong aroma. Cloudy dark amber with absolutely no head to it - perhaps from the hop oils? Or maybe just a dirty glass. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Starts with mild malty sweetness and a bit of grain and grass. Big hops flavor without a lot of bitterness - never had that before. I guess that’s from the fresh hops? Mildly fruity, with floral hoppy finish. Mild bittersweet after. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Growler. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sharp citrus, grassy hops, a touch of pine, and spicy hops. Flavor of malt up front with spicy and garlicky hops in the finish as well as a touch of citrus and some perfumy hops. Great hoppy harvest ale! A nice blend of malt and spicy hops and it’s great fresh out of the tap! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]


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