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Big Hop IPA - East End Brewing Company

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Big Hop IPA
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86
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 12-07-2004)
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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

lccrunchy, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

beerhast, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

millerbuffoon, Aug 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Zonian1, Aug 26, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5%

Bobby_Gray_84, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

knave0927, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WillCarrera, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pathman, Aug 03, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

On tap at Claddaghs

Appearance: Copper color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Citrus and pine, grassy, light grainy malt

Taste: More well rounded than the smell. First some funky, grainy malt with grassy notes, then mellows out into a citrus and floral aftertaste. Its pretty unrefined

Mouthfeel: Medium body; As with the taste, the feel is unrefined as well with bitterness throughout

Overall: There are WAY too many great IPAS available (especially during the summer) to consider this a good one. It's pretty decent, but the funky, grainy aspect of it kind of throws me off. Its pretty much the opposite of clean. Good aftertaste though. If it were labeled a pale ale I may have rated it a little higher. I'm sure I'll have this again as it's local to me, but I'm not going to seek it out. It's worth a try, but I'm not entirely sure I recommend it.

Bone53, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cbishopp, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Ezert, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%

Surprisingly wonderful after-taste. It's got the taste of the promised hoppiness, but it's perfectly balanced with just enough malt flavor. The light malt flavor knocks down the sharpness of the hopps so the hop taste remains without the battery acid mouth-feel of other very hoppy pale ales.

Jpilot64, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

emquilxy, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -1%

A-amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-bready malt, citrus, pine, slight herbal

T-grapefruit, pine, bread, light caramel, slight herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent IPA, easy drinking

MDDMD, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

skydogpenn, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

nineworldseries, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

WoodBrew, May 13, 2014
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Big Hop IPA from East End Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.