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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

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 7
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the growler into a nonic pint glass. Forms a moderate sized off-white head. Reduces to a stable very thick and creamy surface coating. Beer itself is a dull rusty orange. Mostly clear, but there is a lot of yeasty sediment on the bottom of the growler.

S: Aroma is pretty good, but nothing earth-shattering. Typically American IPA aroma. Pine and grapefruit with a sweet, lightly malty background.

T: Taste is more of the same, but with a name like "Big Hop" I was expecting a bit more in the way of hops. Mildly sweet caramel malts. A touch of nuttiness. Hops are mostly pine with some citrus pithiness. Quick finish.

M: Medium bodied. Lower bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. A bit watery.

O: Well a better-than-average, but still not overly exciting IPA. A fairly easy drinker with a modest ABV makes this one sessionable.

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on tap at hawthornes - served in Duvel tulip

Pours a deep copper color, nearly purple in some shades with a thin layer of beige head, fading out completely.

Pretty understated nose with touches of fruity hoppiness and toasted malts. Lightly sweet with caramel and berry.

Snap of hoppiness up front, juicy fruit with orange peel and berries. A bit sweet, layered onto the caramel malts with toasted grain and bread. Finishes hoppy and dry.

Medium body, decent carbonation, dry and chewy on the tongue. Certainly not poor, but there's just too many top flight IPAs all over the place these days for this not to get lost in the shuffle.

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Big Hop IPA from East End Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.