taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big long neck swing top........Pours a cloudy orangish-light yellow hue. Smell of hops, definetly not simcoe or centennial but none the less a nice crispy ipa. Not quite a double but in between. It says dont cellar, but I m going to let the other bottle sit up two weeks and see what I get.
conway (2210) - - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Murky dark gold with white head. Pine, citrus and pineapple to start but as the beer warms a lot of caramel malt comes out with strong astringency. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Ok.
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh for us hop heads. Fresh and juicy with great citrus notes on tap at stokes
williamstome (1678) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cider-apricot pour, white head. Aroma is floral, grassy, with notes of pot, and toasted/nutty malt. Flavor of pot, grass and nuts.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a rusty orange copper with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of tangerine, orange peels, caramel malt and dough bread. Taste of tangerine, orange peel, caramel malts and dough. Good not great.
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin tan head thats short lived. Murky, apple cider color. Pine and sour notes in the nose. Body is possibly medium? A lot of astringency going on. I can taste some citrus notes and too sweet caramel malts but a fair amount of off flavors with bandaid being the up front player. This bottle is in bad shape and whats worse is that it was just bottled last month! Sorry. Couldnt drink a glass full. WOW! Bottle from adrian910ss. Thanks dude! Whoa....
FROTHINGSLOSH (6467) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy orange-caramel color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was tangy, bitter and a bit tart with notes of pine and orange. The flavor was bitter and tangy pine, nut, caramel, resin, black pepper and orange. Long tangy finish of pine, nut, black pepper and caramel. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Bigger Hop has good head retention, some sedimentation, and is a cloudy carmel in color. The aroma is of citrus hops, pineapple, alcohol, sweet malt, and a weak yeast scent. As for flavor I could taste carmel malts, medium to high level of bitterness, fruit, yeast, alcohol, and a semi dry finish. The finish is bitter, semi-sweet, and boozy. Overall it is good but was not balanced as well as I would have liked. If drinking this you will notice the imperial style to this fruity hopped beverage. Hopheads will enjoy this one but beer connoisseurs not so much.
umich03jm (3376) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from artmcd8 in a DIPA BIF. Thanks! Pours golden orange with a big fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Great appearance. Very nice aroma of citrus and grassy hops, some fruitiness and malt too. Taste is a slight step down from the aroma. Mild sweetness and moderate bitterness. Fresh hop taste but it’s a tad rough. Fairly dry finish. Medium body, slightly oily in the mouthfeel with some creaminess too. Overall, pretty solid DIPA.
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at East End. Huge citrusy aroma of hops. Very well balanced with a smooth feel. Not overly bittered like the Big Hop. Very well done, one of my favorites from East End.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rare Imperial/Double IPA that does not overwhelm you with the “imperial flavor” . Well balanced brew, good complexity going on with this one. Taste of citrus and floral hops, hints of grassy and caramel as well. I would suggest this brew to someone trying this style for the first time. Great hoppy flavor. Not sure the abv., but it is well hidden in the bitter (but not overwhelming finish).