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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Not overwhelming or excessive in the use of hops and a pleasant, non-bitter aftertaste. No recoil on the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Orange-amber body with a moderate fluffy off-white cap... decent retention but mediocre lacing S: Bold, assertive pine and grapefruit bitter notes, slight sweet malt backbone T: Less profound than the nose, but decent none the less... unfortunately doesn’t live up to the "big hop" name... decently balanced malt-hop ratio, and subtle pine and grapefruit notes... not particularly bitter M: Smooth, medium-light body, somewhat rounded finish O: Decent all around ipa... not as complex as the big boys, but a good drinker nonetheless

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16697) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (860) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
an interesting IPA enjoyed a touch after its prime. Poured a dirty brown orange with a nice hop profile. Solid beer, would love to try it fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
Chopp. Hazy deep golden colour, big white ehad, ok lacing. Pleasant fruity piney aroma. good mouthfeel. Sweet like hoppy fruity pine dry bitter flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2601) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Fad: Orangegul uklar øl med et flot skumhoved. Duft af humle, citrus og en smule fyrre. Klassisk amerikansk. Meget fyldig alkoholprocenten taget i betragtning. Fornem øl.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
My kind of beer. I wish it was more hoppier. But, nice hoppy aroma, good hoppy sweet brew. Good balance, good co2 mix. Well done!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Decent and refreshing big IPA, but pales in comparison to the juicy west coast IPAs I’ve been drinking lately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
Draught. High creamy white lasting head. Dark orange brown body. Malty fruity hoppy aroma and flavor with a nice amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a slightly orangish color. There was a small off-white head that left almost no lacing. Milder aroma for an IPA. Some pine and earthy hops, as well as some bicuity notes. It has a nice taste. Somewhat bitter, but not overly so. Milder pine and faint citrus hops. Biscuit and slightly toasty flavors also. Decent caramel malt body. A nice brew.


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