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Feral Hop Hog India Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankcolub (69) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, Orange pale colour pours a fluffy smallish head. Fruity aroma,medium body. starts off with a sweet taste then hits you with an explosion of fruity and bitteness of intense hops, delicious beer ,one of my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2030) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 20, 2014
Orange/copper with a white head. Aroma is chock full of citrus and pine hops, a decent helping of caramel malt. Medium body that has a smooth carbonation level. Flavor lacks the punch that the aroma has, but is still quite nice. Sweet malts, pine, candied citrus fruit. A very enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle bought in Brisbane, August 2014. A bit hazy golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma of hops, grass and some grapefruit. Similar taste, also some mango. The finish was medium bitter. A descent one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foles (43) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Had this many times over recent years. I personally think its over rated. Weak aroma and a bit thin in the mouthfeel. Also a funny ester coming through over the hops also. Feral are a solid brewery though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, light piney bitterness, some toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (62) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Beautiful floral scent - perfectly weighted, definitely the strength of the beer. Appearance is nothing to write home about, not quite a 2 but under carbonated and a reasonable but not exciting caramel colour. Lack of carbonation makes for very easy palate, silky but not overly saliva inducing. Very easy to drink, perhaps not hippy enough to deserve name but definitely present. Smoky vanilla initial taste with a definite hay after - very sessionable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mydogjet (36) - - JUN 28, 2014
Pouring a medium pale colour with a fluffy off white head. Peach and passion fruit aroma, quite sweet and fruity on the tongue. A lotta late addition and dry hopping going on here. Great beer. Love it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (530) - Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2014
330-mL bottle. A thick, dank pineapple hoppy nose with a sweet pine tone along with moderate caramel sweetness. Medium orange with color with a brief head. Sweeter taste than expected with a tropical fruit burst, a bit of pine resin, some hay, light oak, and a pleasant floral bitterness to finish. Solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
From the bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour, small white head. Aroma is dank, citrus and pine. Taste has some age. Hops are subduded. Decent flavor.


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