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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at Capones. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a decent head and lacing. The smell was very hoppy without the classic IPA scents of pine, citrus or spice. The taste was rather one dimensional, and mouthfeel wasn’t much more than bitterness. I love IPAs, but this one falls very short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
xxx oh how i love IPAs, all IPAs. this isnt the best IPA but its a good one still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1694) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
On tap at Capone’s... Slight hop aroma of the C. variety. Poured a reddish amber with a thin white head. The flavor had a sweet fruit flavor to it, which was then followed by a long bitter finish. Drinkable, but there are much better beers out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On tap at Capone’s. Taste was caramel malt and piney/perfumy hops. Very sweet initially. To sweet overall for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Draft @ Capones. Cloudy, orange color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with some grapefruit, pine, and a bit of bready malt. Taste is pleasantly sweet with citrus, some pine, and lots of sugary malts. Sweeter than most IPAs and very refreshing. Nicely done! If Matt keeps this up, I’ll never have to visit Pittsburgh to have some of the City’s best brews!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On draft @ Capones with the Mad Indian. Pours orange/copper with a two finger thick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, piney hops, and slight fruit. The flavor is citrus, slight fruit, piney hops, and caramel malts. Good brew. I would have liked a little more of a alcohol kick, or a stronger hoppy presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Sampled at Capones on Allagash night with Stegosaurus. Orange/coppery pour. Roasted malt aroma with hints of pine. Blended well but ok for me nothing great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2007
At the brewery. Pours a golden- orange color with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, and grass. Flavor is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and citrus. The finish is clean with a lingering hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1166) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 on tap at gooskis. sharp aroma of hops. orange amber, white head. strong hop giving way to alack of folow through--sharp keening without much malt back-up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
On tap, Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper under a small beige creamy head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with a little bit of a floral note and a little bit of doughy malt. Flavor wise, just your basic IPA, light citrusy hops with minimal bitterness. A slight metallic tinge on the finish. Fairly nice soft carbonation with a slight resiny stickiness on the finish. Not sure why they call this "Big" hop, I didn’t really get an especially aggressive hoppiness out of it. Just your basic IPA.

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