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Hog’s Head Baby Back Hops Red IPA

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (146) - - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (696) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2612) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (373) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Masterkush7 (511) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeZasada (289) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1226) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Draft sample @ Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. Very dark copper red, low aroma of darkly roasted malts. Roasted malt flavour, a tad thin, with an astringent dry bitter finish (peach pit).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (973) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
Draft to pint glass Slight aroma of grapefruit, clementines, and resin. Dark amber with a ring like tan head, tbh not a classic IIPA appearance. Taste is hoppy a a bit sweet with a puckering bitterness at the end.


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