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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
I be trinkink zis unt I be vonderink if zis ist really an IPA. Zhe tasten vas more liken ein pale ale cause of zhe hop mildness. It vas gut zhough, vis ein malty ness, or ist zhat ein nalty mess?
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2005 Total Score: 3.8
I was very impressed by this beer. It was nicely balanced without the usual overpowering hop presence. This is an easy drinker which I’ll definately be looking for again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2006
On tap. Orange gold with cream head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and caramel, Flavor is hoppy, citrus, and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Murky golden amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, toffee, and floral hops. Taste was bitter, grapefruit, light caramel malts, pine, lightly resiny, with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a hazy orange caramel color with a medium creamy beige. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel and faint floral hops. Taste is slightly bitter with an orange/grapefruit flavor. Quite hoppy and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5333) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Draft @ Hop House - Pittsburgh. Cloudy orange color wit a sticky lacing head. Malt sweetness in the aroma with some fruity hops also. Flavor begins a nice mixture of malt and hops, then leads to a burst of hop bitterness and resinous finish. A pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1436) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (772) - 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.


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