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Bigger Hop IPA - East End Brewing Company

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Bigger Hop IPABigger Hop IPA

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very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 10-26-2009)
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4.36/5  rDev +14.7%

BigRizz62, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-03-13 in Columbia, PA

A - Moderately clear dark orange with a 1.5-finger white head that sticks around and leaves very nice lacing.

S - Pineapple, orange rind, pine, herbal, sweet lightly-toasted bread. Inviting, full aroma.

T - Hop forward. More dank than the aroma but not over the top. Overly ripe orange flesh, grassy-herbal, pepper, a touch of sourness, orange zest, alcohol sweetness, bready malt. Finishes with the same flavors; leaning more towards the bitter side after a minute.

M - Medium-full body and light carbonation. Resinous and prickly. Substantial.

O - This is a big, bold brew that certainly shakes up the tongue. There's a bit of a clash between the overly-ripe fruit and the dank bitterness so it doesn't rocket to the top of my DIPA list; but very nice nevertheless.

Tucquan, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

greg4579, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

kep49, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bomber poured into an IPA glass. Bottled in July 2013. Enjoyed on 12/3/2013.

A - Amber with low carbonation. Loaded with sediment. Not the nicest looking beer.

S - Very nice smell. Very citrusy with subtle malt notes. The hops dominate.

T - Follows the nose. Citrusy hops forward with a malty finish.

M - Low carbonation. A nice grapefruity aftertaste that lingers.

O - A solid offering but a touch too mild for a DIPA. By IPA standards, this one rates higher but its not a DIPA in my opinion. Still a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I think it would look better if consumed sooner but I would gladly buy this again @ $8 a bomber.

PSU_Mike, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gonzoillini, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

DWolf, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

FlakyBiscuit, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Holland, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Mounty4Life
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a few bottles at bottle release after I read they only had 1400 22oz bottles. Appears to be a golden amber color deep with sediment rising from every gulp. Smells of big hops, no pun intended. Big west coast hop smell and some pine and a small scent of alcohol. Taste of pine and hops overwhelm your mouth. For double ipa just what doctor ordered just whatever hops they used its seems they used a ridiculous amount. Mouthfeel is a nice medium carb medium body that has a lot of hop pop with deserving after taste. Overall has great hop presence, just lacking any malt to make top tier in my book . A great job by scott and boys at east end!

Mounty4Life, Aug 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

outoffocus, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

hollywood_15063, Jul 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

Brewski, Jul 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Nobcefus, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Hermanater
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must admit I was getting the dregs of the keg and for a hop head like myself I was in heaven consuming this stuff at the brewery.

Cloudy with hop particulate and silky, almost oily in my mouth. Crazy thing is it wasn't mouth puckering bitter either. I would have purchased the growler but, as I said, I killed the keg.

I will be going down there next week for the bottle release.

Hermanater, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

East End Brewing
Bigger Hop

LOOK: Pours a bright copper color with a soapy froth that leaves chunks of lace. Clarity is only fair, the head retention is outstanding.

SMELL: Bigger Hop has a extremely hoppy, fruity aroma. Light toasty malt profile.

TASTE: Aggressive grapefruit rind flavor from the hops, yet achieves a fine balance. Bitterness is in full force, and hop oils are sticky. Pine sap, wood, herbs and citrus definitely overshadow the pale or caramel malt body. Little alcohol flavor.

FEEL: Full bodied, well carbonated. Has a strong hop bite and a dry ish finish. Warming alcohol is felt more than tasted.

OVERALL: A nice big IPA. Definitely tastes strongly of tropical hops. Enjoyable, the alcohol creeps up on you. This is what America is all about , taking a Big Hop to the extreme. Thanks to Chase for securing me this rarity, it was worth the price.

Stinkypuss, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

hinemk76, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

davidIPA, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

gjrey, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

cld253, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

agriff401, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight 4's. Poured from a growler (they bottle this in a one litre swing top). Pours a light, hazy orangish-gold hue. Nose is very hoppy. The taste? This is the biggest grapefruit bomb ever. All grapefruit all the time. There's also a very prolific pine aspect that permeates throughout a sip of this. The mouthfeel is sour and creamy at the sane time. Overall, this is an incredible beer.

Retail1LO, Sep 05, 2011
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Bigger Hop IPA from East End Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.