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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Big Hop IPA – the first of the brews from Pittsburgh’s newest and MICRO-est microbrewery to hit the streets. Truly, a hopped-up American IPA with loads of Centennial and Cascade hops, and just barely enough malt backbone to balance it out. Our flagship brew.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stampion (184) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pint at Pramanti Bros. The beer looks great, Amber and hazy. Tastes like a standard IPA, hoppy with some citrus and grass. Feels great on the pallet and really cut through the corned beef sandwich that accompanied it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tap at East End. Kind of an old school East Coast brewpub IPA. Massive foamy off-white head. Almost a ringwood yeast thing going on. Not so impressive for 2014.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5239) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap at Silky’s in Pitt. Dark copper with a multi-lacing head and big hop nose with watery caramel. Green hops throughout with medium bitterness and sweetness to match, spicy and crisp but also heavy and filling. Full body, dries out a touch to sticky, faint graininess. Fresh but doesn’t stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1556) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Had this at Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh. Medium orange color with 1 finger head, caramel malts, citrus hops, refreshing, little sticky mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (979) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Thanks to bboynfuel aka Jeff for bringing this one to our IPA day party.

A - Pours copper orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of grassy citric hops, caramel sweetness, tropical fruits; grapefruits, lemons, and oranges; and some light spice.

T - Starts off with a big dose of grassy hops slowly giving way to a mix of caramel malt sweetness, light spice, and hints of tropical fruits like grapefruits and lemons. The finish is quite bitter with a bit of dryness, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Bitter, dry, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - Pretty good. I liked the direction this one was heading but I feel like it left me a few blocks from my destination. I like this one better than the "Big Hop."

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2003) - - MAY 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-12 - Served in 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a orange golden color with a good deal of haze. There was a nice large two finger head upon serving that slowly receded over time. Once dissipated, the head leaves a nice deal of lacing to be seen. Smell – The smell is a bit light for an IPA. There are lighter hints of citrus and a little bit of floral mixed with some sweet caramel malt aroma. Taste – The taste is of more earthy hop flavors and caught me off guard at first. The earthy hops really hold their ground throughout the taste and more toward the middle meet up with some of the sweeter flavors that were detected in the nose and the lightest bit of pine. These sweeter and earthy flavors largely take the taste to the end. Mouthfeel – The body was medium to slightly above medium in thickness with a slightly above average carbonation level. Overall – The earthiness of the brew made it quite unique in my opinion as all the hop flavor, for the most part, was of its origin. In some ways this earthiness made it very delightful, but somewhat one-dimensional in other ways. This beer would be one that I would have to be in the mood for to go for again( which I likely will be).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from growler. Hazy, almost murky, dirty copper orange with a khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel and citrus. Taste of pine, light fruit, citrus, bread and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. While quite hoppy, it's not over-the-top hoppy and has enough malt to keep a reasonable balance. Nothing fancy here, just a solid flavorful IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (574) - - OCT 23, 2013
On draft. Typical super-balanced East Coast style IPA. No particular hop aroma or flavor. Slightly roasty finish. A fine example of average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Draft from Sharp edge beer emporium. Pours orange with a thin white head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Has a bit of pine on the tongue and a fair amount of malt sweetness. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Advocate_Ames (507) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours copper in color with a nice thin foam head. In the aroma I noticed carmel malts and a mild pine hop aroma. The flavor is of malted barley with a finish that is bitter and dry. Overall this was an above average beverage.


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