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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Hop IPA – the first of the brews from Pittsburgh’s 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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3.8
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Draft @ Capones. Cloudy, orange color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with some grapefruit, pine, and a bit of bready malt. Taste is pleasantly sweet with citrus, some pine, and lots of sugary malts. Sweeter than most IPAs and very refreshing. Nicely done! If Matt keeps this up, I’ll never have to visit Pittsburgh to have some of the City’s best brews!

3.8
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2008
This hazy amber pour smells great. Very nice citrus orange smells. The flavor is much more mild but very nice. It was smooth and just bitter enough.

3.8
Sonicdescent (388) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
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.

3.8
Defreni (3325) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Fad: Orangegul uklar øl med et flot skumhoved. Duft af humle, citrus og en smule fyrre. Klassisk amerikansk. Meget fyldig alkoholprocenten taget i betragtning. Fornem øl.

3.8
Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at Beer Temple. Hazy golden colour, dense rocky white head. Aroma of dusty malts, flowery hops, oranges, citrus. Flavour is malty, dry, dusty, oranges, flowery hops, citrus bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really enjoyable beer, reminded me of XX Bitter. Good.

3.8
PotjeBier (3838) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
On tap @ Beer Temple. Orange/amber color. Off white head, good lace. Aroma: sweet malt & resiny hops, nicely balanced. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly (malty) sweet. Body is fuller than I expected from 5.8%. Firm bitter finish. Nice!

3.8
charule (2302) - 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.

3.8
orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Thanks to bboynfuel aka Jeff for bringing this one to our IPA day party.

A - Pours copper orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of grassy citric hops, caramel sweetness, tropical fruits; grapefruits, lemons, and oranges; and some light spice.

T - Starts off with a big dose of grassy hops slowly giving way to a mix of caramel malt sweetness, light spice, and hints of tropical fruits like grapefruits and lemons. The finish is quite bitter with a bit of dryness, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Bitter, dry, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - Pretty good. I liked the direction this one was heading but I feel like it left me a few blocks from my destination. I like this one better than the "Big Hop."

3.8
AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
hazy burnt gold. 1 finger off-white head.Aroma is mild on this one, fairly dank with juice and pine and some mango. Hey, this is pretty darn good. Crisp, very light with a great hop balance, sweet without being cloying, good doughy malt character. very well done.

3.8
mrohia (283) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Foundry, Pittsburgh, draft. Slight orange aroma. Smooth and tasty. A little reddish in color. I like it.


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