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RATINGS: 144   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Cask @ Fat Heads Saloon, Pittsburgh - Nice, big malty prrofile. Copper pour, caramel malts, cirtus and piney finishes bitter. Mellow body because of the hand pull cask. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1569) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
I have had this beer several times, but this was on tap, hand [pulled at Pipers Pub, so the carbonation and head were low, a little lacing but the whole hopexperience was smooth and mellow.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agl108 (1124) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured light copper with off-white head. Sweet with citrus tones throughout. Fairly standard IPA and somewhat forgettable. A shame that this is the best the Burgh has to offer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Growler. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Smells of pine, bitter citrus. Tastes of juicy hops, some resiny hints, peppery, some sweet citrus on the finish. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3630) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a caramel amber color with a citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is more caramel, citrus and pine with little hops like many IPAs. Smooth and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber, with white heat. Citrus, piney bitterness, caramel malt, and hops. Good IPA, but doesnt stand out to much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - 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 its 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2939) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Citrus and pine hops with a solid malty, caramel backbone. Its a really easy to drink IPA that still offers up plenty of hop flavor and bitter feel. This is quite the sessionable IPA. Not a palate killer so moving to other beers is still on the table.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3575) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours golden orange color with white head. Piney hops aroma. Bitter hop flavor with bready malts. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Sweaty, cheesy hop, blue cheese, and peach. Flavor has sweet, worty malts, with a full body, locker room, white pepper. Clean, boring yeast.


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