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Hog’s Head Baby Back Hops Red IPA

Brewed by Hog’s Head Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St. Albert, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Red pour from bottle at Toque in Banff. Off white head. Carmel malty fruity and hops. Pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a semi transparent light brown with a small ring of white head and a bit of lace. Aroma is caramel, citrus, tropical fruit and a bit of resin. Flavour is grapefruit, resin, tropical fruits and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (446) - - AUG 24, 2014
Brown red with a very light head. Aroma is sweet with hints of citrus. Very strong hop flavour with hints of but and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (1542) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma is earthiness, some clove and straw apparent. Taste is a light sweet maltiness quickly consumed by hop character that is of clove, tanin, earthiness and citrus. Appearance is clear copper /brown with a fluffy pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Thin, almost non-existent head. Brownish red pour. Faint malt, and hops predominate the nose. Dusty, rustic taste with hoppy finish. Doesn’t linger too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
341ml brown bottle. Dark red pour, orange highlights. Small beige cap. Nose has some nut and caramel malt and light hops. Taste has some caramel and a bit of roasty rich malt, some metallic hops. Some lingering bitterness, bit of grapefruit hops. Overall an ok brew, if you like malt heavy IPAs this will appeal to you. I would have liked a little less malt richness. I’ve had this beer a few times in the past year or so and this seems heavier and richer than I remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Pours a dark amber, aroma is of hops. Taste and palate is entirely a strong hop flavor, not much else. Fizzy, high carbonation in this one. Bitter hop aftertaste. Re-rating based on a few more samples at the brewery and bottles from the sampler pack. Actually has a decent complexity once you get a few. Nice floral hops, decent balance. Still too syrupy for the malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
From tap at brewery. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a thin tan head. Some floral notes. A deep amber malt balances out the hop bitterness well. It's a decent ipa. Happy to see more local brewers making my favourite style of brew

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeZasada (314) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a thin tan head. Low carbonation. Sweet malty aroma with some floral hop notes. Taste: Moderate bitterness, earth hop notes. Not much for malt notes, minimal aromas. Finish: Bitter, some earthiness, crisp. Kind of a plain jane IPA. Would be improved with more aromatic and flavouring hops, and a tad more carbonation, and something in the malt notes underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, resin, some tropical fruits and a bit of caramel. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine and caramel. Fairly well banned with a medium carbonation and a bit of sweetness on the finish.

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