RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
on tap at Fatty’s - This is a confusing beer, and my review is based on it’s style (IPA). Dark amber pour with a small to medium white head. Aroma is mild - some malty sweetness. Flavor is mellow and smooth, slightly sweet and finishes with a lingering, albeit mild, hop bitterness. I think it would have scored a lot higher if it had been marketed as an Amber Ale though. When I see IPA, I know what I want - and this is not it. However, that’s not to say it’s a mediocre beer. Under certain circumstances I could definitely drink one of these. I can’t help but wonder if it hurts their sales calling it an IPA instead of an Amber. I can see that someone who decidedly doesn’t like IPAs or bitter beers might avoid this outright, but if it was labeled as an Amber they might try it.

DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Aroma - electrical aroma - rest is hard to decipher. Appearance - the body is a hazy amber, with a beige head well over 2+". Good lacing. Taste - has an unpleasant almost electric taste. There is an sharp hop that is not enjoyable. Not very good mix. Palate - medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, somewhat bitter finish.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is brownish with a golden hue with a large white head (the beer is 5 months past its "best by" date). The flavor is pleasant Some sweet honey in the back with some tart hops up front.

BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma floral, spruce, citrus, Appearance brown, red, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, lively, Overall not a great I.P.A. but I would suggest this beer to a friend that is easing into I.P.A.s because it is not overly hoppy

katrinaez (2176) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Pretty good ipa. The slight honey sweet slowly peeks out. You can smell it as well. Hops are light. Not overly dimensional. Tap

raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - nice sweet aroma. Great reddish amber color. Major head on pour. Taste seemed a bit off - not sweet at all. Old bottle maybe?

nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy amber body with lots of floaties enough to bring it down to a 2 in appearance. Steady, creamy off-white head. Doesn’t smell that appealing, kind of a 90s brewpub APA thing going, earthy. The concept is cool, but the end result is not so impressive. The hops are more dominating than the honey, which plays second fiddle here.

DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is some honey, but really mild.

rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From bottle, deep ruby amber color with almost no head. Aroma is almost all honey. Taste is very sweet with light bittering. Long finish with alternating sweet/bitter - interesting. Full bodied with oily texture. Almost no carbonation, but I don’t think it needs it. Not what I’d usually go for, but I’m impressed.

Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a dark amber with a lace head. Aroma is on the weak side. Taste is a very bitter pull, not a smoothly built beer. Finish is harsh, not what I would have looked for in an ipa. But better then most mass made swill.

Voodoo (695) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with large yeast particles in suspension. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is sweet up front with a medium mouthfeel, and noticeable earthy hop taste tailing into maltiness and ending with a slightly rough astringency and little bitterness. Very odd IPA as hops are a small part of the show.

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