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Feral Hop Hog

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Brewed by Feral Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Baskerville, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An India pale ale to round off the current selection of Feral pale ales. Hophog is an American-style IPA with strong pine needle and citrus aroma followed by an aggressive bitterness and a dry finish.

Editor’s note: also known as American IPA, back label.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (96) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
330 ml bottle from Grand Central Cellars in Brisbane. Pours with relative little head. Very floral aroma. Taste of citrus and pine. Crisp finish. Overall, a very nice IPA that I would be happy to have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
A great, everyday Aussie pale ale. Nicely balanced hops to malt without overpowering on the IBUs.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBloke95 (2) - - FEB 26, 2016 does not count
Feral... More like ferociously delicious. It's kind of like eating a tropical flower. It's spectacular. I've had a blocked nose since early childhood so I can't smell it but boy oh boy I can taste it. Magnificent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2228) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tap, (Grain Store Newcastle, NSW 2013). Lots of passion fruit and slight pine in the aroma, with citrusy hops featuring in both the flavor and aroma. Mineral maltiness and a touch of berries as well. Softer almost medium body. I thought this was really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2123) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Golden amber with a good pale head. Aroma is sweet citrus peel, toffee, subtle hint of pine and honey. Light-medium bodied, starts slightly sweet on the palate with a great lightly bitter citrusy hop balance. Taste is toffee, candied orange peel, hint of pine. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2015
not much of a lasting head, slightly cloudy hoppy smelling and sweet beer. it does smell very good. bang bang with the hops a good hit, citrus notes that sort of do mellow it out. easy to get a hold of for such a great beer at price. a very good go to. i still do prefer iipa by pirate life from SA

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CervezaMe (5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
Aroma is the stand out. Which is what I was expecting given the reputation. Not a lot of hop bitterness which makes it drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6482) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
Tropical hop notes, medium light biscuit malt body. Amber offwhite white lace. Easy drink, quite sessionable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidAust (167) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2015
Perfectly balanced. Huge nose and aptly named, this is all about the hops. Do I smell Christmas? or at least pine trees and citrus. Crisp clean white foam over a golden orange body. Crisp clean and so full of flavour. Super refreshing. Can still taste a lingering finish for quite some time after each sip. One of the best IPA I’ve had and certainly the best IPA by an Australian brewery. Wrap your laughing gear around one of these and you won’t be disappointed. Definitely going on the Christmas beer menu (remembering Australia is hot that time of year).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to Aaron! Pours clear pale amber, small off white head, decent lacing.. Aroma is indeed pine, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body. Pretty standard IPA fare, but solid for sure.


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