Big Hop | East End Brewing Company

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268 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:
268
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Mtrich08
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zuter
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whammer21
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrb378
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryantan
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TequilaTom
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Primanti Bros in Cranberry PA. Nice deep clear amber color with a quickly dissipating light cream head. Very pronounced caramel malty nose with a hint of dank piney hops. A little more malt forward than a typical IPA, but this is actually a nice thing. I enjoyed having this after a hard day paint balling. Would gladly have again.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gcasher
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draft poured dark cloudy orange. Bitter hops and big malty body. Overall, a meaty IPA that was fresh and tasty and doesn't fool around.

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Photo of Dualscar
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at a local tavern the other night, got it for half price so I thought to give it a try.

Appearance: Copper/gold with a bit of a head that sank into the glass leaving a nice lace around the rim.

Smell: Sharp, citrus, pine, hops, crisp and with a bite.

Taste: A bit muddled at first, it feels like the hops want to shine through more but struggle a bit compared to the other flavors going on. After a few sips the hops began to build up on me and came out a bit fuller with a good citrus and tangy aftertaste. A bit herbal at times with hints of pine and bread towards the later sips as the drink warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body as the temperature warmed up a bit. Kind of muddled and cloudy mouth feel.

Overall: If you can get it for a good price you cannot go wrong! I am friends with the man at the tavern and he hooks me up all the time with happy hour deals whenever I am there. However, I would not go out of my way to buy this in a bottle or pack alone. Tons of better hoptastic beers out there to try but still a solid and fair choice overall just nothing super fancy going on.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the new 12oz can into a tulip glass

Look: Nice amber color with about 1 inch of head

Smell: Citrusy/Malty/Piney

Taste: A bit on the malty side but still getting nice hints of citrus and pine. A nice well balanced IPA for those who are not hop heads.

Feel: Medium bodied with great carbonation out of the new cans

Overall: This is a solid well balanced IPA that is easy drinking and goes great on a nice summer day. Nice blend of maltiness and hops. Great IPA for someone who isn't a hop head. Now available in 12oz cans which makes this nice and portable. Another solid offering from the crew at East End!

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Photo of LJTate
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmv60
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Paid the toll on this on $4.25 for the single at the House of 1,000 beers.

Very cloudy IPA with good lacing sticking to all sides. Smell is quite good hoppy bite. Taste is a good balance of malt and hops with a very homely taste.

Overall I kind of regret buying this its not clean or crisp tasting compared to cheaper alternatives. Skip this one if its over 3 dollars a pop.

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Photo of smanson56
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big Hop from East End Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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