Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even my non IPA, non craftbeer guys love this one. Aroma is of sweet hoppy goodness, appearance takes a hit because of a lack of head, but the murky dark red liquid looks great in a mug. Flavor is..well its hoppy goodness with a semi sweet twist.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler bought back for me from The ’Burgh by BeerGestapo. Big thanks Mike. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin diminishing head. Faint smell of pine and toffee. Grassy, caramel, citrus flavors. Bitterness is semi-intense at first but quickly takes a backseat. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the other beers I have had from East End.
keepersj12 (2443) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice IPA. Well balanced. Malt early followed by the hops. Nice dark amber. Aroma is mostly sweet malt. Good stuff.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at East End. Pours an orangish amber with a pretty substantial head. Nose is full with hops goodness. A lot of citrus and a little bit of floral hops are there. Flavor is excellent as well. Lots of balance between the malt and hops with a bit more of a pine/grapefruit in the finish.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed via draft. Probably the best beer from East End. Nose is dominated by American hops. I noticed some complexity in terms of hop flavor, but not as much as the best examples of the style. I would have liked to see a little more hop flavor on the back end, along with slightly more malt complexity. Not outstanding, not awful.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sharp Edge - Pittsburgh, PA. Pours a heavily hazed peachy-orange, with a soft silky white rim. Nice juicy hop aroma, with a little candied orange and some canned pineapple juice. Flavors heads a little downhill, with a rash bitterness and some slight buttery isovaleric. A touch coarse and biting, with some weird fruitiness that may come from the yeast or other weird off-flavors. Not my favorite. A bit overly sugary.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Map Room. Pretty orange with a small white head. Nose is tea-like, sugary, with minor bitterness and fruit. Flavor is similar, a little grain and bitterness showing but not much fresh hop. Not innovative or memorable, it’s still a nice one.
Naka (693) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Juart from a growler. Pours dark amber orange color with an off white khaki colored head. Aroma of sticky citrus brown sugar with a slight floral apricot or mango. The bitter is huge in this. A little grainy with some fruity character. A slight butterscotch background. I must say that it is slightly unbalanced. Body is medium, but solid. A little roasty-ness to it as well.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pour courtesy of Nate. Pours Orange with ruby and amber hints and a frothy, off-white head. Nose of grassy, citrusy, piny hops with some mint present. Body is medium watery, with a solid caramel backbone and slight chocolate notes. Moderate bitter with citrus and piny hops, lemon and grapefruit. Dry finish with mild resiny character. Such a solid IPA, especially fresh.
dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sharp Edge. Textbook IPA. Pours a lovely orange with a dense and thin white head. Aroma is everything you would hope for, grassy, citrusy, hoppy, minty. Body follows with similar flavors, little to no harshness or alcohol and a an off-dry finish. Goes down smooth. Best IPA in Pittsburgh, underrated.