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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1387) - State College, 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 (7536) - 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 (1922) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy amber - white head. Cactus. Crispy. Grassy. Medium malty. Light sweetness. Grape fruits. Citrus. Sparkling.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops with notes fo pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
tap at mikkeller bar. Cloudy orange, smooth offwhite head. Hoppy aroma. Not that strong, very dry hoppy flavor. Quite malty too. Very dry ipa, quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (756) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Slightly hazy copper with an off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Hop presence is bold but remains in balance. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
A lightly hazed orange amber IPA with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice pinhey hops, grassy and dirty, very nice. In mouth, a smooth IPA with good malt, British grassy hops, light grassy notes, quite nice. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
LetsGoState (654) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
Aroma is sweet floral hops. Taste is also floral hops with a bitter bite. Overall a pretty good IPA, even though it isn’t my style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Hazy orange-brown, beige cover. Aroma is sweet, some florals, caramel. Taste is mostly sweet toffee, caramel, light bitter, not sure on the freshness here, I should try it again. It was good, just not a very hoppy IPA.


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