Tuesday, November 2, 2010
East End Big Hop IPA
I stopped in to Buffalo Blues in Pittsburgh to help patronize their local food and beer initiative. At Buffalo Blues, they feature $3 East End Brewing Company drafts, making a visit completely worthwhile. I ordered a Big Hop IPA to go with my wings. The beer pours an orange color with a thin filmy white head. The aroma consists of caramel malts with fresh lemon and pine hops. The taste is bitter and piney with good lemon accents and a caramel backbone that waits to reveal itself. The beer finishes with a pine dryness. The alcohol content is 5.8% ABV. The Big Hop is a very delicious brew and a great IPA, especially at $3 a pint.