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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: 150   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.

Editorís note: also known as American IPA, back label.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lazlo_Panaflex (6) - - SEP 1, 2011 does not count
This beer was recommended to me by a booze swilling hobbit of a man. He told me it was a fantastic beer and he isnít one to bandy around such compliments. Unless he is drunk, which he was. Horrifically so. Still, I cracked this beer expecting perfection and boy, I wasnít disappointed. An American style IPA, itís big on the hoppity hops. Yes sir. It is a cloudy gold in colour with a head like a fluffy cloud made of awesome. The nose is all floral, citrus and unicorn musk. My first sip turned into a gulp. This is a beer I could drink a lot of. Itís smooth and fresh and chock full of hops. The hops doesnít dominate though. It sort of sits there in the background like a surly bouncer who has his eye on you because you are flagrantly disregarding the dress code by wearing a hat. He hasnít made a move because the CCTV cameras are rolling but as soon as you go to the toilet, heíll belt you one. Thereís a melon flavour on the front palate with a delicious mild bitter finish. A very refreshing beer. A beer I could easily guzzle litres of on one of those hot days when your gooch is clammy and yearning for relief.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours gold with an off white head. Smells of melon, bitter citrus, some resiny hints. Tastes resiny and earthy with some citrussy hints on the finish. Some metallic hints as the beer warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2011
Tap at Beervana - really nice, could do with just a bit more of of a kick. Will have this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle. Clear gold with excellent white head. Lovely lemony flowery aroma with hints of passionfruit and grapefruit. Medium body nicely carbonated - a little more carbonated than I expected but not too much. The flavour is hop dominated from start to finish. Itís not overwhelmed by hops, but definitely dominated. At the start there are some fresher brighter (grapefruit?) flavours present and in the middle there is pleasant undercurrent of malt. Overall, itís a full on, but not brutally, hoppy IPA in the US style. Itís a good example of this style, and enjoyable, but for my preference, thereís too much hoppy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desertblues (23) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours straw with a thick light head. Aroma is pine, citrus and floral hops. Fizzy piney/citrussy taste with a sweet malt finish. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle. Big hops and big pleasure for me. Perfect US-style IPA, Iíve been missing that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2011
4 pack of 330ml bottles. Pours light amber with a dense head that falls with good lacing. Great wiff of piney, citrus and floral hops. Sweet, almost soft malt underlays a resinous dry finish of a pretty darn good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝís - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Nice hoppy, toasted, bisquit, cactus, pine needles, very american, fruity, grassy, citrus. Nice classic american IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝ. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, elderflowers and grass. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy to mango. Citric, fruity and mango to peachy hops flavoured. Bitter, peachy and citrusy finish.


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