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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bitto Honey IPA was born as a gift to be enjoyed at a going away party for two friends, Don and Maddie Bitto - two new doctors from Philadelphia who were headed to Denver for their first jobs as practicing physicians. Bitto Honey is a twist on the ever popular India Pale Ale and has been brewed with fresh honey and a heavy dose of honey malt to provide great balance to the Amarillo and Cascade hops. We believe that Hops + Honey = Heaven. Don and Maddie agreed and we hope you will too.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Pours a nice copper colour with creamy lacing. Really nice floral aroma, violets, rose hips. Was kind of lacking in taste for me. Malty at the front with a little hop kick on the backend. Love the aroma, not a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Brown color with some honey in the aroma and dominating the palatte with a bitter edge which seems out of sync with the honey but this is a honey ipa so lets go with this. Once the beer warmed up i was able to appreciate the honey ipa mix more. Sweetness with a bitter edge sums it up for me with rather medium wet mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2012
On tap at Varga Bar, Philly. Deep orange pour, glowing bright in the chalice, and a nice carbonation enhanced the appeal. Soft floral hops are definitely abetted by the honey in the aroma, almost like a hoppy mini-mead except the honey’s too understated I suppose. Light carbonation, some more grass in the taste. Well balanced and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1295) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle; poured a copper color with a generous head. Aroma of honey, clove, maybe slight cinnimon. Some citrus hop flavors in taste. A unique twist on the IPA. Creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Canal’s. pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet honey, light cereal, some mild citrus hop and pine sap. Taste is interesting, lots of sweet, sticky honey blending with citrus bitterness that lingers on the finish. Like drinking liquid honey comb cereal garnished with hops. Definitely interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5067) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a trade with jdb288. This is quite hazy and dark brown. Cool looking. A big darker beige head has good retention. I smell honey and clover with rich malts. No hops on the nose. The hops are tasted and they are classic west coast hops with a nice grapefruit profile. There is a bit of herbal and pine but the hops are generally citrus. This has a little something different and is a tasty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9167) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
On tap at CAH. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and honey (honey comb). Tastes of the same. I would probalby have guessed this one was a APA vs. an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a dark copper color with a very thin white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and pine. Bitter hop flavor dominates with a touch of caramel and honey. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with some sweet honey flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 26, 2012
Lightly hazy orange. Light honey with solid bitterness. Good beer and not as honey forward as unthought it would be.


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