This week’s Thirsty Thursday beer is East End Brewing’s Big Hop IPA. I could take this time to tell you all about the brewery but I don’t have to. A local news station did a nice little video that tells you all about this great Pittsburgh beer.

Big Hop

Loads of Centennial and Cascade hops make this a truly American IPA, brewed to be VERY hoppy but not especially bitter, balanced with a solid Munich Malt backbone. Our flagship, and by far, our most popular beer.

Style: India Pale Ale – Availibility: Year Round – Alcohol By Volume: 5.8% – Bitterness: 70 IBUs

Big Hop IPA is one of my personal favorite PA beers. I has a great hoppy flavor that is never to bitter. I believe thats because it well balanced with the type of malts they use. If you ever in Pittsburgh and see it on tap I would suggest you give it a try, if you like this style of beer.

For more information about this beer check out the East End Brewing website and Beer Advocate.

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3 Responses to East End Brewing’s Big Hop IPA

  1. Hey Jason,
    Thanks for the kind words on the brew and the nice coverage here!

    I also wanted to alert you to something right up your alley (that alley being paved with bacon). We’ve got a Bamberg style Rauchbier in the tank that should be released in a couple of weeks, guaranteed to bring on the smoke!


  2. Jason Mosley says:


    Thanks for stopping by! Could you send me a reminder when the Rauchbier is ready. I will stop over to fill up a growler.

  3. […] I am going to have to give it another try. For some reason I keep thinking it reminded me of Big Hop, but that could because I am having a Big Hop dry spell. After this snow melt I will need to make a […]

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