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Bigger Hop IPA - East End Brewing Company

Bigger Hop IPABigger Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%


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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beerphan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@piperpub Hand pump -> 20oz Pint
2011

Review from notes

Arrives a cascading almost ghost white and settle to an almost clear lighter orange. I.m thinking alot more hops here, but not more malt, hence the name. Sporadic clumps of thin lace.

Nose: pale hop citrus notes along with sharp green apple skin

Thin and slick as expected. Smooth creamy start is quickly overcome by bitter crisp bite. With the same citrus tone and apple from the nose. The bitterness coats and lingers. Simply delicious.

Serving type: cask

08-06-2011 22:16:18 | More by beerphan
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 21:26:24 | More by Tucquan
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 21:40:48 | More by greg4579
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kep49

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-27-2014 23:23:25 | More by kep49
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 01:16:02 | More by PSU_Mike
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-29-2013 03:19:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-25-2013 20:55:08 | More by DWolf
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-24-2013 03:27:10 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-06-2013 01:20:02 | More by Holland
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Mounty4Life

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 04:12:21 | More by Mounty4Life
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-02-2013 01:11:24 | More by outoffocus
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-28-2013 05:14:57 | More by hollywood_15063
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

07-25-2013 03:18:52 | More by Brewski
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-25-2013 01:01:01 | More by Nobcefus
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Hermanater

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 20:59:28 | More by Hermanater
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-04-2013 18:55:37 | More by Stinkypuss
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-29-2013 04:26:09 | More by hinemk76
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davidIPA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-27-2012 01:18:28 | More by davidIPA
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gjrey


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-20-2012 15:09:26 | More by gjrey
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cld253

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-24-2012 09:57:18 | More by cld253
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agriff401

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-14-2011 20:29:56 | More by agriff401
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-18-2011 17:02:54 | More by mgbickel
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-16-2011 14:15:06 | More by sideshowe
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 00:00:57 | More by Retail1LO
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matthewb9

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle during a tasting at East End on my trip to Pittsburgh. Glad I found this little gem.

A - Nice orange color. Slight haze though.

S - Citrus flavor definitely present. Comparatively much hoppier than its baby brother, Big Hop. Notice some grapefruit and orange aroma.

T - Powerful hop presence. Could use a little maltier flavor to balance out bitterness. Definitely stays on the palate for awhile.

M - Pleasant body and mouth with good complexity. Carbonation was spot on for style.

O - I was lucky enough to sample a number of beers from this small brewery, and this was most likely my favorite one. It is definitely a step up from their "Big Hop." Not sure if I'd go out of my way to find one again, but snipe it if it's in the mix.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 22:32:42 | More by matthewb9
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Bigger Hop IPA from East End Brewing Company
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