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Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale AleHappy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biegaman on 04-13-2011

Happy Hour/Big Mouth is a medium bodied pale ale with a rich golden colour. Its unique blend of US Cascade hops and UK Kent Golding hops brings out a flowery, citrus aroma and pleasant hop bitterness. Caramel malts balance this brew’s bitterness, making for a refreshing, well-balanced ale.

48 IBU
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3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wajohnst
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy drinking pale ale. It reminds me of a toned down session IPA. The hops are there but not super overpowering. Great for the day or if you are looking for something that is easy drinking and doesn't lack character. Dry with citrus on the nose and a lingering west coast-lite hop finish.

Photo of Coronaeus
2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ63
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Brody1714
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +18%

Plain looking tall boy can reminiscent of the neon signs of Las Vegas. Pours a golden colour loaded with head. The citrus and hops aroma is great. Some underlying malt sweetness can be detected in the smell. Big hops taste with dryness. Tastes great and goes down well. No strong
after tastes. Easy to see why this was a Gold Medal winner in Brussels 2011.

If only they could design a better label for this pleasing beer.

Surprised by the low reviews received for this beer. I quite enjoyed this award winner. Guess people were expecting a zinger of a beer but didn't get that.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can from the liquor store in Charlottetown.
Slightly hazy light gold color with a decent sized tightly bubbled white head that persists for a while. Aromas of citrus and earth with some bread, caramel and a bit of mineral and metal. The flavor is huge citrus with bits of caramel and lots of mineral water and bready with slight metallic twang. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Easy enough to drink and technically nothing horrible here, but the mouthfeel is kind of thin and watery with a pretty boring flavor profile. This might be a decent gateway beer, but if I was trying to convert the masses I'd make them a bit more interested or shocked.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.50 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head on a clear golden goodness

S- Ok hops.

T- Pretty good. Hops are there. Warrior. Malt is smooth

M- Nice and light for an pale ale. Dry and tart

O- Excellent little summer beer. Refreshing and light on the tongue.

Food Pairing

This nice light pale ale went well with... Doritos scoops with coleslaw mixed with mayo and pepper with salt. Poured around a nice size (20/25-lb) shrimp topped with a slice of avocado.

Enjoy

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange filtered with no carbonation and 4 fingers of off white head. Some chunky lacing and the head has large and small bubbles.

S: Citrus, caramel, orange candy, light evergreen branches, a little red peppers and some black pepper.

T: Caramel, metallic, some grape juice fruitiness, some citrus, orange candy, light sweetness, a little pine.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation. A little sticky.

O: Not a bad beer. Great smelling, a little metallic on the taste.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.