Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale | Hop City Brewing Co.

Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale AleHappy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale
BA SCORE
28.6%
Liked This Beer
3.44 w/ 84 ratings
Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale AleHappy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Happy Hour/Big Mouth is a medium bodied pale ale with a rich golden colour. Its unique blend of US Cascade hops and UK Kent Golding hops brings out a flowery, citrus aroma and pleasant hop bitterness. Caramel malts balance this brew’s bitterness, making for a refreshing, well-balanced ale.

48 IBU

Added by biegaman on 04-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,594
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
84
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.44/5
pDev:
14.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of StormAles
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jesterr44
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice amber colour with a thin foamy head without much retention & just a touch of lacing. As described by others, this is really a little brother to Hop City's Hopbot. The taste & aroma of the hops present (Cascade & Golding) are nice but there just isn't much of it. It's like an IPA light, which just isn't for me, but might be appreciated by some who want a nice tasting craft beer but aren't into the real hoppy stuff. It calls itself a Pale Ale rather than An APA or IPA, which I would say is honest and likely it's doing what it's trying to do as a beer; no adjunct / off or over-bitter tastes at all & a decently smooth mouthfeel. I would compare this beer favourably to other Canadian Pale Ales, although I won't likely seek it out again since I'm one who prefers a fuller hop taste.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryanzk
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chriswillms9
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersareonme
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A great pale ale. I prefer the cloudy pints to the clearer ones like this guy. But its a great pint with more hop affect than I expected (that's a good thing, I'm a hophead). Cheers.

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4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This tasting was opened as my Day 7th of beer in my Beer Advent Calendar for 2015. This is the 2nd year my wife has made me one of these and it is a great to open a beer every day.
473ml can - 5% - 48IBU
Big Mouth Tap Room Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing is a great tasting ale in the American Pale Ale style (APA). I could go back to this beer over and over. . rq @RorQuig

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Photo of BillT916
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigox420
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coder
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterPro125
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Deep Golden and clear. Fizzy white head that works down fast. Minimal Lacing.

S- Citrus with a bit of tropical fruit mixed in.

T- Same as smell. Great hop flavours but soft and smooth. No strong notes. Reminds me of a Session IPA.

M- Medium body and Medium-Low Carbonation.

O- Good sessionable Pale Ale. Not a great beer if you're looking for a hop bomb but good otherwise.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wajohnst
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Archy
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An easy drinking pale ale. It reminds me of a toned down session IPA. The hops are there but not super overpowering. Great for the day or if you are looking for something that is easy drinking and doesn't lack character. Dry with citrus on the nose and a lingering west coast-lite hop finish.

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Photo of Coronaeus
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ63
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Brody1714
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Plain looking tall boy can reminiscent of the neon signs of Las Vegas. Pours a golden colour loaded with head. The citrus and hops aroma is great. Some underlying malt sweetness can be detected in the smell. Big hops taste with dryness. Tastes great and goes down well. No strong
after tastes. Easy to see why this was a Gold Medal winner in Brussels 2011.

If only they could design a better label for this pleasing beer.

Surprised by the low reviews received for this beer. I quite enjoyed this award winner. Guess people were expecting a zinger of a beer but didn't get that.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can from the liquor store in Charlottetown.
Slightly hazy light gold color with a decent sized tightly bubbled white head that persists for a while. Aromas of citrus and earth with some bread, caramel and a bit of mineral and metal. The flavor is huge citrus with bits of caramel and lots of mineral water and bready with slight metallic twang. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Easy enough to drink and technically nothing horrible here, but the mouthfeel is kind of thin and watery with a pretty boring flavor profile. This might be a decent gateway beer, but if I was trying to convert the masses I'd make them a bit more interested or shocked.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Happy Hour / Big Mouth Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 28.6% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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