Bitto Honey - Prism Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.41/5 rDev -2.8%
12oz bottle poured into a Yards pint glass. Just brought this beer into my store as I like to support local breweries.
AP: This one poured with a lot of head. Thick dense foamy head, nearly 4 fingers worth. Finally got it down to about 1.5 fingers of off white to light tan coloured head. The liquid itself is a dark rusty amber to light brown, though doesn't seem hazy.
AR: Like multi-grain baked bread, biscuit, caramel and honey. By honey I mean the darker types, not the lighter types. People who have had different types of honey should know what I mean by that. Also some very faint notes of citrus, like lemon/lime, reminiscent of Sprite or 7UP.
T: The honey is there throughout the taste of the beer, from start to finish. At the start I get a little of the lemon/lime I got in the nose, but that gives way quickly to the baked multi-grain bread and cracker-like notes. Then the honey mixes with some caramel before the hops comes into the fold. The hops and honey wrestle for dominance and they are pretty even as there's both sweet and bitter on my tongue. The hops profile is rustic, Earthy, slight resiny pine with a tiny hint of grapefruit rind. Leaves a nice bitter kiss on the palate after the sweetness washes away. Not bad.
M: Highly carbonated which makes it rather creamy in the mouth. Body seems light for a 6.5% ABV Amber/Red Ale, though. Finish is semi-dry.
OV: An interesting brew. The best part for me was when the hops came into play and balanced the sweetness of the honey and then lingered on the palate. Body was too light to me and maybe if it had more toasty/roasty notes to the malt base it would add some complexity to the overall flavour. Still, it's decent and I'd gladly accept one at a party or tailgate, etc. Worth trying, IMO.
09-22-2013 00:49:14 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.08/5 rDev +16.2%
Beautiful copper pour with a sturdy & dense ecru head, that leaves a hefty lace behind. Swirl of sediment sits in the center of the head...I like it! There are a lot of bits & pieces floating around in this brew.
Clean aromas of citrus hop & the honey/malt sweetnes is suprising apparent on the nose. I usually don't expect much more than a nose full of HOP in these AIPAs.
Very nice hop bitterness, not a lot of distinction on hop variety. Nice hop finish that lingers despite the hit of malt. The malt is by no means in balance, but it is much more prevelant than I expected. Very nice.
Clean, crisp, smooth brew. I really like this effort and while I think it is a bit lacking in terms of style definition, I really like this beer regardless of its classification. I will look to this offering by Prism throughout the spring.
04-01-2012 00:07:09 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
3.98/5 rDev +13.4%
Prism- Bitto Honey IPA
On tap at the Hulmeville Inn.
A- Light clear caramel amber brown with a small, 1 finger thick, frothy head. Decent lacing and good retention.
S- Sweet citrus and bitter pine hops. Light touch of sweet honey and malt.
T- a light sweet buttery caramel malt base is quickly overpowered by a big sweet citrus and bitter oily pine hop wallop. Slightly spicy with hints of tobacco and alc. Honey is present throughout, never overpowering though.
M- A quick sweet creamy malt with a big sweet and bitter hoppiness. Hot alc. and bitter hops really coat your palette.
Overall- I thought it was a pretty aggressive hoppy IPA. I was expecting sweet honey to overpower but it was more subtle.
Sure hope to find this more often on tap and can't wait to try more from Prism.
02-13-2010 22:49:31 | More by NJpadreFan
3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
Had a glass at the Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. It appeared a red amber with a white head. I didn't get a lot of honey flavor from the malt, but rather an odd clove-like plastic taste. The hops, however, provide a nice, rich finish with a mix of pine, tangerine, and citrus rind.
08-14-2011 19:18:54 | More by tempest
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
Color of ice tea with 1 finger of off-white head that develops to a lace shimmer on the brew surface. The lace is sticky too, clinging to the glass.
Aroma of honey cake without the spice and slight hints of mandarine orange and caramel. A bit much on the sweet end for an IPA.
Slight woody, honey sweet and very malty backbone. The hop notes are weak floral accents that impart some bitterness on the finish. There are some lemon and grapefruit citrus notes on the finish as well. The aftertaste hangs in there for while.
This medium body IPA is nicely carbonated and easy to drink.
It's a bit too sweet, but worth a try and nice variation on an IPA.
01-08-2012 01:12:48 | More by KMcG
3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
Not a huge fan of I.P.A.'s but this one is really good. Sweet and refreshing yet very manly flavor great to sip or gulp. Tastes best if you let it sit for 5 mins. after you are served. While you wait contemplate about life, your goals, and your next fishing trip. Be captivated by the simple joy of the sweet nectar of bee's taken from the hive then brought to the brewery where magical transformations happen.
07-13-2012 19:14:18 | More by IamMattMoses
3.56/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Coppery orange pour produces a monstrous 3 inch beige head that had a shrooming cap. Incredible head retention is lengthy in stay with a moderate rise of carbonation along the glass edge. There seems to be sprinkled cinnamon both on top and mixed in to the head. Covering is fully lasting while there is a generous amount of chunky lace adhering to the vessel walls.
S: Aroma of fresh wet citrus and honey. Surprising amount of fresh aromatic hoppiness with some sugar coated grapefruit and saffron.
T: Loads of freshly squeezed citrus and lemon lime. Saffron, sweet upfront, wet and juicy citrusy hoppiness that is dripping wet turning to a bittering of pine and citronella. Some dry lemon with some peppery herbaceous hints. Pine-scotch alcohol from the 6.7% abv with some complimentary alcohol notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and woodsy additions.
M: Honey malt depth to the mouthful, decent rate of carbonation with a good deal of bittering on the tongue.
O: Overall had an aroma that was fresh and wet with a good bite of honey and hop bitterness mixed together. Nice aromatic appeal, flavor was decent, good honey balance without being overdone and delivered on the bitterness factor. would go single here at first.
06-06-2014 00:29:47 | More by beerthulhu
3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
Appears a semi-transparent copper toned amber with a small, off white head that slowly fades into a gentle cap and thick collar. Rings of streaky lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, pine tar, biscuity malts, orange rind, and light herbs.
Taste is of the aromas with a decent blend of sweet malt being the backbone, followed by a modest amount of hops(though Amarillo is admittedly not a fav of mine), and honeycomb sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi-sweet up front, leading to a balance of herbal hops on the back of the tongue.
Not bad for a local beer.
12-29-2010 00:33:24 | More by weeare138
3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
Appearance- brown almost a honey brown color
smell- slight hint of honey very slight
taste - a bit bitter with ever so slight hint of honey at the finish
mouthfeel - medium body with with slight carbonation
When I thought of the concept of this beer i was very eager to get it home to try it . Honey beer?.... sound like a great idea ( like vikings of old and there mead). Sadly when i got it home it was no were near as good as i hoped. More hoppy then sweet and almost no honey taste except for the finish . Still a good ipa but nothing special but than again this company is new about two years old. So maybe there get better !
01-02-2012 22:36:38 | More by Rojopunk
Bitto Honey from Prism Brewing Company
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