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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Nose is dank and earthy-herbal hops, pine-leaning with light malt and citrus, perhaps a touch of grain. Expecting it to be sweet. Dark chestnut with red highlights and a rocky tan head. Taste is strongly bitter, faint metal with some sour acid, though only a stroke. Juicy and citric but higher on resin and scratch, woody with floral and herbal notes that don’t manage to establish themselves until some time has passed. Fullish body, seems like lemon and orange juice have been squirted in at times (zing zing) but even they are covered by the strong dank resin and dark caramel.

3.5
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, pine, caramel malt, slight tropical fruit, slight grapefruit, and a hint of honey. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, and caramel malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop and caramel malt finish is dry. Good, but basically an average IPA.

2.8
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Tap at CAH. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of floral hops, honey and light caramel malt. Flavor of honey, some citrusy and floral hop notes and light bread character. Bitterness on lower end for an IPA. Could use the help of a heavy dose of some dry hopping. Not gonna compete with todays IPA’s.

3.4
callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Amber body thin white head spotty lacing. Grain citrus pine resin moderate bitterness. Medium bodied appropriate carbonation gentle bitterness. Clean Nice.

2.9
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is some honey, but really mild.

3.5
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2012
On tap at Varga Bar, Philly. Deep orange pour, glowing bright in the chalice, and a nice carbonation enhanced the appeal. Soft floral hops are definitely abetted by the honey in the aroma, almost like a hoppy mini-mead except the honey’s too understated I suppose. Light carbonation, some more grass in the taste. Well balanced and enjoyable.

3.4
alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a dark copper color with a very thin white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and pine. Bitter hop flavor dominates with a touch of caramel and honey. Decent beer.

3.5
pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Canal’s. pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet honey, light cereal, some mild citrus hop and pine sap. Taste is interesting, lots of sweet, sticky honey blending with citrus bitterness that lingers on the finish. Like drinking liquid honey comb cereal garnished with hops. Definitely interesting.

3.4
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Lightly hazy orange. Light honey with solid bitterness. Good beer and not as honey forward as unthought it would be.

3
NikkTwist (3218) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
NITRO Draft at Khyber Pass. Copper red pour with a huge pillowy head which left rings of lace. Mild malt. Even milder hops. Clover honey. Caramel floral. Dark honey brown ale. Despite the nitro, the body seems watery. Looks nice but was a disappointment.


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