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RATINGS: 134   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Cloudy copper body with a white head. Smells grassy and bitter with a sweet malt back. Creamy smooth palate. Bitter resiny hops with a sweet caramel undertone.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
This hazy amber pour smells great. Very nice citrus orange smells. The flavor is much more mild but very nice. It was smooth and just bitter enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyg850 (8) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2008 does not count
Poured from a growler picked up at the brewery. Opaque, cloudy amber pour with a tiny, but attractive, head (growler is to blame for that). Nice aroma for the style, hits with less hop than I expected, more balanced toward with citrus and fruit, especially for an IPA. A well crafted pint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 golden appearance with thick mouthfeel, flavor is odd for a ipa with a bitter hop flavor that is rather annoying. little crystal malt perception and no complexity, not a great hop flavor or aroma either not great

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Sampled at East End. Poured cloudy golden amber in color with large sticky head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is of good piney hops, grapefruit, and orange peel. Not over the top hops, but very drinkable and very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Had on draft at mad mex cranberry. Pours a hazy amber color with froathy tanish head. Aroma and flavor a mild malty pine one. Not a knockout ipa by any stretch but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Draft at Capones. Poured a dark orange amber body with nice head. Aroma is light hops, malt. Flavor is lightly hoppy with a sweet malty body, light caramel and sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Growler... Murky golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is of black tea with just a rumor of black gun powder. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Moderate toffee and fruit sweetness; medium to heavy grapefruit pith and rind bitterness. Remarks of black tea and lemon peel. Crisp, moderately bitter, desert-dry finish. Thanks to cheapdark for hooking me up!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours cloudy yellowish orange. Aroma is very hoppy, a bit misleading. Taste is also hoppy, but mellowed out by malts very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Very turbid medium washed out gold color with minimal head. The aroma was hoppy, with pineapple and tangerine notes. The flavor was bready malty, with a solid hop bill, and heavy tangeriney notes, plus some floral notes as it finished. Nice complexity and very smooth.


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