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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - 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 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 Draft at the MRAF in Columbus. Hazy golden pour with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate floral sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Heavy sour citrus bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish that was long and pleasing. This is a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
Chopp. Hazy deep golden colour, big white ehad, ok lacing. Pleasant fruity piney aroma. good mouthfeel. Sweet like hoppy fruity pine dry bitter flavour.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8890) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Growler acquired in trade with lukin013 (thanks!). Poured a deeper and murky orange color with a huge sized off white head. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Aromas of pine, citrus, and caramel. Tastes of pine, citrus (oranges and grapefruit), and caramel. Sugary sweet with a nice bitter balance. Nice hop presence with a malty balance. The only bad side is the body was on the thin side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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


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