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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: 157   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1351) - 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 (361) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours clear amber with a huge off white head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, hoppy, citric, piny, cat bin, fruity and bready. Flavor is fruity, malty, citric, piny, acidy, sweetish, floral and bitter. Loads of hops here. Finishes bitter fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (208) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2011
A lovely IPA overall. Lacks a bit of body, but has a nice IPA finish. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2011
Great big hop aroma with plenty of citrus fruits and some piney/resinous characters. One of Australia’s best American style IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, grass, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and lemons, leading to a bitter. The body is thin.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (569) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 I have had this beer in the bottle, in a growler/squealer and fresh from the brewery. Nice deep copper colour with an aroma of fresh pine and hops. The taste is grapefruit with grassy undertones plus hints of pine and caramel malt. Over all this is an amazing example of Australia beer a MUST try.

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 isn’t 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 wasn’t disappointed. An American style IPA, it’s 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. It’s smooth and fresh and chock full of hops. The hops doesn’t 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 hasn’t made a move because the CCTV cameras are rolling but as soon as you go to the toilet, he’ll belt you one. There’s 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.


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