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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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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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1023) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a small white head, which does not last all that well, but does leave decent lacing. Pine needles and a faint hint of resin sit over a blend of caramel and white bread malt on the nose. Pine needle and lime hops up front give way to a mix of white bread and pizza crust malt notes. There is a touch of pine resin in the finish and a slight lime and pine aftertaste. With so many IPAs out there to choose from, this beer just doesn’t quite cut it. It isn’t too bad, but it lacks serious hops presence, and is let down by a light and lager-ish body.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Bottle. This beer has grown on me, it has a good hop presence - perhaps a little too much towards the pine needles than the citrus - and a lovely lingering finish. It doesn’t score higher because it is a long way off some of the really good local IPAs on offer esp NZ ones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes de houblon américain (pamplemousse, résine) et de malt légèrement toasté. Robe cuivrée et limpide, effervescence assez active et légère dentelle. En bouche, un malt toasté et caramélisé supporte un houblonnage tirant plutôt sur la résine. Finale assez sèche et bien amère. Une IPA américaine assez classique, relativement portée sur le malt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
Very pleasing hop aroma of citrus and pine needles. Good colour. Good mouthfeel with medium carbonation, with a big hop kick at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle 7/04/2012. Amber in colour with a slight white head. decent citrus hops with some sweetish malts and dry, resinous finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (209) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
Pours lightly with very little head. Looks thick. Should let bottle settle for 2mins before pouring. Very pleasant initial taste but beautiful citrus and passionfruit experience at back end. Heavy at almost 6%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Pours cloudy golden light orange with decent rocky head and lace. Big pine, citrus aromas underlying a sweet grainy malt backbone. Medium-light body, subdued bitterness, but nonetheless there balanced with a generous hop flavour of apricots, citrus and grass. Hops over the top of a pitted fruit malt alongside a light malty grain biscuit character. Hops linger through the finish, but its a flavour matched with a light malt sweetness that lingers. Delicious through to the next sip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1030) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle via maneliquor. Never know how a non-bottle dated IPA is going to be but this one was spot on. Aroma is dankness but not overly cat piss. This is an awesome aroma I’m not sure I’ve come across yet in an IPA. Taste is very crisp with loads of citrus and nectarine in there. Overall, a great IPA that I’ll likely never have again but should be appreciated down under.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1319) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some pine and citrus. Taste is also quite hoppy with some pine and citrus fruit. The finish is very dry with a balsy bitterness. Like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (358) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2012
This beer pours slightly darker than a typical IPA and has a very refreshing bitterness without overdoing it. The nose is full of hops and has hints of citrus. The bitterness lingers on the back of your tongue, making the taste last longer in your mouth. Overall a very refreshing beer, if you’re a fan of this beer and other IPAs I’d also recommend sleeping giant IPA.


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