Big Hop | East End Brewing Company

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264 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first of the brews from PittsburghÂ’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

Added by WVbeergeek on 12-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
264
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Raphaellima
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light haze. Foamy, short, off white head that fades fast. Light lacing.

Smells caramel malt, light toasted malt and pine.

Tastes malty. Pine and light citrus peel with herbal hints. Finish is dry with pine and light earthiness. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

This was 3 weeks old in can so i guess it's always malty.

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Photo of tbst
1.43/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

It tastes like a cat is urinating into your mouth. It is seriously not a good IPA. I have to type this filler. If you imagine this being a good time, order a Big Hop IPA!

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Photo of ajm5108
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

very malty, lots of caramel flavors, the hops are more resinous / piney but not exactly something I would say is a "big" hop presence. feel was normal.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-03-27 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz canned on 2017-02-22

A - Fairly-clear, ruby-gold with a 1-finger white head and good lace. It's a lovely color. After pouring the last third of the can into my class, sediment clouded the remaining beer in my glass. The flavor wasn't impacted.

S - Biscuit, light caramel, earthy spice, stone fruit, light citrus. Pleasant but not real strong.

T - Lightly toasted bread, caramel, orange rind, pepper, earthy spice, pine. Finishes pleasantly bitter with balancing fruit and grain sweetness.

M - Medium-body and carbonation. Viscous, somewhat prickly and resinous. Very nice feel.

O - The flavors in this beer apparently appeal to me. I'd be glad to have this again as I like a complex malt bill to go along with not-too-dank hop flavors. Somewhat reminds me of a Victory Hop Devil. Nice.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at Soho restaurant in Pittsburgh yesterday.

more hazy than cloudy deep yellow body. good white head, leaves decent lacing.

getting a little citrus on the aroma, but not a lot of anything.

tastes good enough, okay hop bite, can feel a good maltiness, but far from a malt bomb.

feel is a touch below medium, would have preferred a heavier mouth.

overall, and bearing in mind i had this after an excellent head hunter, this is an okay ipa, nothing spectacular, but would not hesitate to call it up again.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rons35
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brutalist
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zhreger
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtrich08
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zuter
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Big Hop from East End Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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