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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Growler. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Smells of pine, bitter citrus. Tastes of juicy hops, some resiny hints, peppery, some sweet citrus on the finish. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a caramel amber color with a citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is more caramel, citrus and pine with little hops like many IPA’s. Smooth and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber, with white heat. Citrus, piney bitterness, caramel malt, and hops. Good IPA, but doesn’t stand out to much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 Tap at Pony Bar. Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is full of light iced tea, a bit of grapefruit and a touch of lightly sweet toffee. Fairly brisk hoppiness with a bit of fruitiness on the flavour. Some orange peel and sweet malt. More east coast in construction with a definite twist in the direction of sweetness, but it’s pretty tasty even though I routinely prefer hoppier stuff. Cask at Brazen Head. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is nice and fresh with a bright hoppy nose. A touch of orange marmalade along with a woody resinousness. Light grapefruit citrus and a lingering astringent/grassy character. 7 3 6 3 12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1979) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 23, 2010
Citrus and pine hops with a solid malty, caramel backbone. It’s a really easy to drink IPA that still offers up plenty of hop flavor and bitter feel. This is quite the sessionable IPA. Not a palate killer so moving to other beers is still on the table.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours golden orange color with white head. Piney hops aroma. Bitter hop flavor with bready malts. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Sweaty, cheesy hop, blue cheese, and peach. Flavor has sweet, worty malts, with a full body, locker room, white pepper. Clean, boring yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1030) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aroma is slight citrus and grass. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is subtle citrus hop, some grass, and finishes slightly sweet with a caramel touch. Not very bitter. Just an ok brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
On tap, poured deep copper with a murky appearance and white head that produced some lacing. Subtle hop aroma and is accented by a hint of citrus. On mouth, this is a medium bodied IPA that has plenty of flowery hop flavor with a touch of green grass. There is a sweet component to this beer that touches the front of the mouth and acts to balance the taste. It has a crisp finish with a slight tang and hoppy zing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2599) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2009
From an old rating note - got this at some point on a trip to Pittsburgh a while back: Tap. Cloudy orange pour with a thin white head. Caramel, citrus, pine and grass in aroma. Grapefruit hop taste. Light hop bitterness is main theme.


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