Bigger Hop IPA | East End Brewing Company

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Bigger Hop IPABigger Hop IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by akorsak on 10-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Gregaroo
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5/15/17 - On tap in Pittsburgh, PA. Tap Fresh. Local. Bigger. Everything about this one

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Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives amber colored with an impressive head that leaves sheets of lacing behind

Smell: Piney hops with citrus pith and mint tones

Taste: Malt forward with caramel building a base; the hops power forward, bring orange pith and pine; the caramel malt glides through the finish right along side the hops; the finish has a slight grassy tone

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A well-balanced DIPA with a bit of an old school character

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

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregHarold
4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrb378
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brown120
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Staw haze pale gold. Minimal head. Not a huge nose which is unexpected. And a slight let down. Perhaps its towards the end of the keg? Great bitterness up front, pine gripps the side of the tongue. Slight citrus and lingers a resin-y flavor. Incredibly smooth. Full bodied from the malt but not overwhelmed by it. well balanced. Overall delish. Hope it makes it to cans.

Update:
1/20/17 tried the "updated" version of this, with new hop profile and staging.
Its a bit maltier. Both sugary wise and toasty wise. Still very bitter. And piney. A bit more hot it seems. They had it losted at 9.1% vs. 9.0. Not preceivesble to the pallet, but perhaps the changes in the beer make it seem so. Getting some slight grapefruit.

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Photo of Dogleg
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.56/5  rDev -7%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of gcare02
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Had this on 2014-03-13 in Columbia, PA

A - Moderately clear dark orange with a 1.5-finger white head that sticks around and leaves very nice lacing.

S - Pineapple, orange rind, pine, herbal, sweet lightly-toasted bread. Inviting, full aroma.

T - Hop forward. More dank than the aroma but not over the top. Overly ripe orange flesh, grassy-herbal, pepper, a touch of sourness, orange zest, alcohol sweetness, bready malt. Finishes with the same flavors; leaning more towards the bitter side after a minute.

M - Medium-full body and light carbonation. Resinous and prickly. Substantial.

O - This is a big, bold brew that certainly shakes up the tongue. There's a bit of a clash between the overly-ripe fruit and the dank bitterness so it doesn't rocket to the top of my DIPA list; but very nice nevertheless.

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Photo of greg4579
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kep49
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bomber poured into an IPA glass. Bottled in July 2013. Enjoyed on 12/3/2013.

A - Amber with low carbonation. Loaded with sediment. Not the nicest looking beer.

S - Very nice smell. Very citrusy with subtle malt notes. The hops dominate.

T - Follows the nose. Citrusy hops forward with a malty finish.

M - Low carbonation. A nice grapefruity aftertaste that lingers.

O - A solid offering but a touch too mild for a DIPA. By IPA standards, this one rates higher but its not a DIPA in my opinion. Still a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I think it would look better if consumed sooner but I would gladly buy this again @ $8 a bomber.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of FlakyBiscuit
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Bigger Hop IPA from East End Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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