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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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
   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.

3.8
   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!

3.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2718) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3170) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1122) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5737) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Draught at Capone’s. Very cloudy golden-orange body with a soapy white head. Nice bright citrus and tropical fruit, plus crusty hop aromas. Juicy flavor with notes of grapefruit, toast and a hint of diacetyl. Firm, but mostly clean bitterness. Decent little IPA, despite the excess of particulate matter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Murky golden amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, toffee, and floral hops. Taste was bitter, grapefruit, light caramel malts, pine, lightly resiny, with a dry finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Medium amber color - lively head. Aroma is sweet with a slight hint of grassy hops. Flavor is also rather sweet, some hop bitterness but not much - a little out of balance, though it’s clean and crisp.


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