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RATINGS: 131   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10736) - 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 (639) - 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 (9788) - 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 (580) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
From notes: Draft at several different locations in the burgh. Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with burnt orange hues when held to a light and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Slightly earthy hop aroma with lots of sweet citrus character as well as some pale malt and subtle booze. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel as well as some earthynpine from the hops. Thisnis countered by a decet malt backbone with hints of biscuit and alcohol sweetness. Medium bodied with a sticky, bitter dry hop presence up front which is countered by some sweet fruit flavor, pale malt and alcohol sweetness. Pretty dry up front with a resinous pine characte but is decently balanced by hi ts of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. The mal backbone is a bit too strong for my preference with hints of toffee, biscuit and Graham cracker. Nicely balanced and decently drinkable but a bit too malty and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Draft. Full frothy head. Liter arom for IPA. Milder tasting IPA than most. Pretty easy drinkin. Taste diminishes kind of abruptly. Not as refined as some. Would prob get again though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Cask @ Fat Heads Saloon, Pittsburgh - Nice, big malty prrofile. Copper pour, caramel malts, cirtus and piney finishes bitter. Mellow body because of the hand pull cask. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1339) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
I have had this beer several times, but this was on tap, hand [pulled at Piper’s Pub, so the carbonation and head were low, a little lacing but the whole hopexperience was smooth and mellow.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured light copper with off-white head. Sweet with citrus tones throughout. Fairly standard IPA and somewhat forgettable. A shame that this is the best the Burgh has to offer.


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