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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 05/29/15 notes at August Henry's in Pittsburgh, PA. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass.

Decent IPA...not super hoppy, more malty, but easy to drink. Some pine, light bitter bite. Would give it another shot but not a hop bomb.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Bone53
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Claddaghs

Appearance: Copper color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Citrus and pine, grassy, light grainy malt

Taste: More well rounded than the smell. First some funky, grainy malt with grassy notes, then mellows out into a citrus and floral aftertaste. Its pretty unrefined

Mouthfeel: Medium body; As with the taste, the feel is unrefined as well with bitterness throughout

Overall: There are WAY too many great IPAS available (especially during the summer) to consider this a good one. It's pretty decent, but the funky, grainy aspect of it kind of throws me off. Its pretty much the opposite of clean. Good aftertaste though. If it were labeled a pale ale I may have rated it a little higher. I'm sure I'll have this again as it's local to me, but I'm not going to seek it out. It's worth a try, but I'm not entirely sure I recommend it.

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