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Big Hop Harvest Ale | East End Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by beergeek279 on 09-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,171
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
94
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Al's of Hampden on 8/26/10.

A - Hazy rusty orange, copper-toned liquid with a wispy off-white head that quickly diminished to a patchy film and left a bit of spotty lacing around the pint glass.

S - Sweet aroma with some fresh, juicy citrus notes and green leafy hops. There is also quite a bit of malt character in the nose including hints of caramel and lightly toasted grains.

T - Fruity fresh hops with a citrus character balanced by a grainy malt backbone. Some leafy, herbal notes appear midway, providing earthy tones in the backend. Finishes with a sweet grainy malt character amid fairly predominant hop notes.

M - Medium bodied with bristly carbonation and lots of hop oils, resulting in a fairly sticky mouthfeel. Finishes with mild lingering bitterness and a slight metallic feel on the palate.

D - Pretty solid harvest IPA with a well-rounded flavor, although the hop character could have been more pronounced and cleaned up a bit. It did, however, provide adequate hop burps!

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3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic at Piper's pub. The brew appears a clouded orange color with a frothy white topping. A full wall of lace hangs on the glass as the cap slowly fades.

The aroma is lightly vegetative like many fresh hop ales are but it isnt distracting. There is an accenting rindy note that gets somewhat fruity and floral as it warms up with little to no grain backing.

The flavor is quite grassy with that same vegetative hop aspect that is pronounced in the nose. it has a rindy bitterness zesty aspect across the back with a clean fresh grain appeal that hardly provides any contrasting sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is easy drinking for the most part and a decent example of a fresh hop ale. I would drink it again but im not in a hurry to go out of my way to have it again.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Capones in Norristown at the Fresh Hop event into a standard pint glass.

A: A deep dark amber orange almost brown color with minimal off white head. Minimal glass lacing.

S: Spice is what I get immediately. Earthy hop tones with a deep mellow sweet malt smell.

T: Deep earthy spicy hops with traces of dirt, spice, grass and a bit of citrus. Very dark flavors with a deep malt sweetness that keeps everything together. Very different, very spicy.

M: Medium to full, it coats the mouth fully. Nice alcohol warming but not overwhelming.

D: Medium to me. I could have only had one or two of these. The flavors were just so earthy and spicy.

Overall a good beer, but not what I expected in a harvest. I bet dry hopping was used as I didn't really detect a ton of wet hop citrus flavors. Overall a good beer.

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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from growler filled at the brewery on Thursday...served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with a solid finger of loose, very creamy eggshell colored foam. settles quickly and leaves random wet lacing on the sides of the glass. the beer is hazy, very dark gold in color.

S - very fresh hop oils, grassy and leafy. loads of sweet caramel hops, just a very subtle twinge of earthy spice.

T - wet, very earthy hops. some lightly sweetened citrus, cut grass, and a bit of pine. sweet caramel and intense biscuity malts just about dominate especially in the finish. very "wet" in the sense of the hop flavors, minimally bitter.

M - medium, creamy body...playful prickly carbonation. finishes quite dry with lingering grassy sweetness.

D - good, and super fresh...but the hop profile just doesnt do a whole lot for me in this year's compared to past releases. lacking a bitter punch through the end, this drinks much more like and English PA than anything else. still pretty yummy and goes down easy.

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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium and finely packed white head with great retention.

Smells of piney and floral hops over slightly citrusy malts. The hops are the primary scent.

The taste follows suit. Piney, floral hops. The bitterness is moderate considering the otherwise strong hop character.

Feels moderate, on the fuller side, with fine tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Great above average IPA, easy to drink, a bit deceptive in its strength, maybe falls just shy of being superb but is definitely very good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Al's of Hampden...

A - A fingers worthy of creamy off-white head quickly fades to a splotchy lacing... An extremely hazed murky gold color...

S - Sweet mandarin oranges... A mild sweet bready maltiness... Earthy with a vague spice quality...

T - Loaded with a subdued malty character... Bready... Biscuity... Mild caramel... A mild citrus hop presence... Grassy and earthy... A distinct spiciness becomes appearant as this one warms...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... The carbonation is slightly subdued... Ever so slightly on the thin side...

D - Utterly quaffable... Utterly sessionable... Gulp, after gulp, after gulp... There's nothing outstanding about this one, but it's a super enjoyable and hides its 7.4% ABV extremely wel...

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Big Hop Harvest Ale from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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