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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: 162   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ellery (26) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Love this beer it’s an absolute cracker in every way! Loads of hops, amazing balance what more do you want? Hmmm maybe a double hop hog??

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
[330ml bottle, courtesy of Sevare] Clear golden beer, with a thin white lacing. Soft, sweet, floral aroma. Grassy on the palate at first, slightly citric and lemony, with an increasingly dry, bitter finish. Good stuff [21062013]

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niksko (374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Light effervescent golden orange. One finger white head that fades to a cap. Nose is lovely and tropical, with pineapple, orange, passionfruit and a slight amount of pine. Wow! Beautifully complex flavour. Some tropical fruits on the mid palate with pineapple and passionfruit. This is followed by a refreshing and juicy citrus hop bitterness. The finish is bitter but with some great biscuity and toasted flavours and some more subtle pine and citrus. A really wonderful beer. Go and drink this now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mattress63 (65) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
330ml bottle. The undisputed champion of Australian IPAs, definitely one of my favourites. Won many awards this beer and rightly so. Tastes of fruits with citrus and pine and oh so easy to drink. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1297) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an orangey amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of mango, passionfruit, orange hoppy. Taste is juicy tropical fruits & sweet floral orangey citrus nicely balanced against a malt caramel backbone, with some hop resin bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1034) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 22, 2013
Draught in Sydney. Probably the best American style IPA brewed in Australia. Robust hop bitterness but not show-offy. Grapefruits, apricots, oranges and pine needles on the nose. Silky smooth biscuity malt backbone. Looks lovely in the glass with dark amber body and frothy off white head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral ... juicy hop nose ... soft floarl hops ... zezty peach ... tropical ... big passion ...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2446) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden with white head. Resinous aroma with grapefruit. Taste is quite musty, citrus, grapefruit, earthy. Quite bitter. Smells better than it tastes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2013
Blumig hopfiger Antrunk. Zum Mittelteil deutlich bitter, würzig malzig. Die Hopfigkeit bleibt auf hohem Niveau, wird aber von der Bitterkeit übertrupmft, die das Hopfenaroma zu dämpfen scheint. Zitrusartig, blumig, durch die starke Bitterkeit nicht ganz rund. Kräuterartiger Ausklang. 11/12/9/10/8/9

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (253) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 This used to get a perfect score from me but I reckon it’s been dumbed down recently - less hops-in-your-face, less bitter, seems more malt forward.... That’s a pity because it was a truly amazing brew once upon a time.


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