Capa (3297) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Citrus and pine hops with a solid malty, caramel backbone. It’s 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. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, 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. 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. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aroma is slight citrus and grass. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is subtle citrus hop, some grass, and finishes slightly sweet with a caramel touch. Not very bitter. Just an ok brew. yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
On tap, poured deep copper with a murky appearance and white head that produced some lacing. Subtle hop aroma and is accented by a hint of citrus. On mouth, this is a medium bodied IPA that has plenty of flowery hop flavor with a touch of green grass. There is a sweet component to this beer that touches the front of the mouth and acts to balance the taste. It has a crisp finish with a slight tang and hoppy zing.
DialSquare (5029) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2009
From an old rating note - got this at some point on a trip to Pittsburgh a while back: Tap. Cloudy orange pour with a thin white head. Caramel, citrus, pine and grass in aroma. Grapefruit hop taste. Light hop bitterness is main theme. douglas88 (9180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap at the brewery during our Christmas tasting. Pours a deep red-brown color with a massive white head. The aroma is citrus orange hops, seemingly sweet. The flavor though is very hoppy, quite bitter, some citrus and pine, but loads of bittery goodness. A very good IPA. One of my favorites of the night. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
8/26/2009: East End Big Hop IPA is a solid IPA. It really tastes almost identical to Victory HopDevil on tap.... Big Hop has an impressive amber (almost ruby) color, inviting citrusy aroma, plenty of red grapefruit hop flavor and bitterness (mild to moderate level overall), and just enough underlying malt to balance everyting out. This beer is very sessionable and just as good as Victory HopDevil.
Draught (several pints) at August Henry’s (across for the Marriott) in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #70 for this beer.
Even my non IPA, non craftbeer guys love this one. Aroma is of sweet hoppy goodness, appearance takes a hit because of a lack of head, but the murky dark red liquid looks great in a mug. Flavor is..well its hoppy goodness with a semi sweet twist. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Growler bought back for me from The ’Burgh by BeerGestapo. Big thanks Mike. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin diminishing head. Faint smell of pine and toffee. Grassy, caramel, citrus flavors. Bitterness is semi-intense at first but quickly takes a backseat. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the other beers I have had from East End.