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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Hop IPA the first of the brews from Pittsburghs 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.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Growler from artmcd8. Thanks, Art. The pour is a bright amber-copper color with a moderate khaki head on top that produces light lacing. The aroma shows caramelized malt, resin, and some pine. The flavor follows right in line with that; piney hops, caramel, with the addition of some sweet doughy malt that leads to toasted almond, and a bitter, dry finish. Theres definitely quite a bit of malt flavor, and a roasty element to this, which makes it drink like a Pale Ale. The body is fairly light for an IPA, though. Not bad. A solid beer to kick back to but it falls short of what I expect from a good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1436) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
Big dry hop body. Nice hop aroma. Nice hoppy beer with decent chacacter. Enjoyable and good, not top tier though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2248) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
Tap at East End. Golden amber pour with a foamy head. Nice citrus aromas. Real smooth flavors. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at Salt of the Earth. Pours cloudy amber. Notes of pine, citrus, caramel and some roasted malt. Should have tried this at the brewery it wasnt tasting that fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap in Pittsburgh. Pours a crystal-caramel color. Nose is citrus-piney. Flavor is a floral bouquet of lemon and pine. Very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (3213) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Pours a pale yellowish orange with a white head. Piney hop aroma. Not so huge of a hop aroma. Still decent though. Kinda overly bitter and a dry finish. An easy drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear pale amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Good bit of pine, some citrus on the nose. Pine, grapefruit, some biscuity malt and caramel. Moderately bitter. A little thin. Solid but unspectacular IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
From the tap poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Hoppy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8305) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Had on Draft @ The Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh,PA .. . really wanted to like this more .. pours a whiskey brown .. good foam .. . mild bitterness .. sap .. . medium easy mouthfeel .. . a decent session, nothing to spectacular .. . . what the heck is a scallop?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (6957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
On tap, pours a hazy copper color, with small white head,and lace that didnt really last. Aromas of citrus, wood, bannana, sweet malt, and other slightly wet or stale aromas.Taste is better with nutty malts, pepper, centennial hops, and some smokey ash coming through. Medium bodied. Pleasant aftertaste. Decent beer just lacking in aroma.


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