Little Big Hop - 2nd Shift Brewing

Little Big Hop

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Overall: 8.82/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 4.90%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • No date on can. Taking a chance but I was assured by the store associate this was fresh.

    Pours cloudy with a finger of off-white foam. Retention is average. Lacing is thick but mostly recedes back to level.

    Wow, this does smell fresh. Pineapple, mango and papaya fill the sense quickly and fully. Resin and juicy citrus play a cool melody. Sweet.

    Taste isn't as intense as the aroma. Grapefruit and lemon bitterness builds. Fruit mingle more with malt here. Neither is over powering but friendly.

    Medium body. Big bubble, lively carbonation. Wet, juicy finish.

    As much as I like the aroma, I expected more from the taste. Still a solid beer. The bitterness builds a bit, detracting from the sesionability of the beer. I wish I would have purchased more than one can. Enjoy1
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 21:41:12
  • Tasted: Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • $3.39 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • A small wonder to behold, with all of the hop flavors and aromas and coming in at only 4.9% ABV. Some people would call it a session IPA but they would be wrong because that makes no sense. It's a low alcohol double IPA or maybe an imperial table beer or an American lager that uses ale yeast and 10 times the hops as normal. This beer is stupid good. Hops used: Magnum, Cascade, Zythos, Simcoe, Columbus.
Cost Breakdown
  • $3.39, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
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