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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lovers delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2336) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Reddish copper. Drank as a celebration beer. Tastes like caramel candy. Not terribly high alcohol. Very hoppy. Well done avery.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
sudsmeister (78) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Saw a 4 pack of cans with Hog Heaven on them. But it said Imperial Red IPA, so I didnt bother with it. I wanted the Barleywine. So disregard the rating above. I did not try their new red IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geolgau (57) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 19, 2017
0.33 bottle. Pours hazy orange, white head. Aroma is candy, peach, alcohol vapors, fruity hops. Medium body, low carbonation, silky mouthfeel. Flavors: hoppy caramel, malts. You can feel the alcohol warmth. Bitter finish. Good for my first barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KevinReddirt (117) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2017
My bottle says Hog Heaven Imperial Red IPA, not sure why it falls under being a barley wine. But that is for better minds to figure out. The bomber delivers a caramel red body with an off-white head with some serious bubbling action. The smell, I am not sure, but maybe this where the wine thing comes in. It does lean towards a grain and wine scent. I find the taste much more appealing. I get a strong hit of hops, melon and citrus, a light sweetness and finishing with a long bitterness. Definitely the alcohol is there in the background. Different, not bad, just not something I get all excited about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (1120) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a soft mahogany with a frothy white head that stays long. Psycho lacing. Nose is piney with a bold malt component. Taste is well balanced with an astringent finish. Somewhat dank aftertaste. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Avery usually makes my mouth happy but overall this one could have been better. It was not very flavorful. it was a beautiful pour with a nice, rusty orange coloration and had a nice head that held on through the bottle. It was a bit dry for my palate which may be why I missed the sweetness I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1573) - Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Not sure date but smelling it seems a few yrs possibly 1. Rusty orange. Light oxidized hops cherry like , mild pine, sweet stale cereal buiscuity malts. Solid taste of malts and spent hops, cherry , some dry, smooth, malty. Good barleywine, not really complex, malty simple and seems overall a little oxidized, think I would like to have this fresh or stored better. I enjoyed it but poorly store or something, found out its about 8 mo old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1891) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours a. Lousy orange-golden with an ample pale tan head. Tangy hoppy nose. A lot of syrupy, sweet malt as well. Certainly has a strong malty character with a prominently hopped presence yields a sharp and progressively harsh palate experience. Not in love with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (752) - Duvall, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Draft pour at the Collective, enjoyed meny times over the years. And one of the first barleywines that I can remember. Clear amber pour. Almost no head. Sweet carmal hoppy flavor nothing overwhelming just a really good balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (242) - - OCT 13, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2016 Bomber. Pours a very hazy orange with an off white head. Aromas of candied fruits, peach, yeast, straw, hops, and alcohol. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. Dark cherries, apricot, very ripe peach, caramel balanced bitterness. Some bitterness and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4489) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottled. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted caramel, dark dried fruit and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and quite bitter. Medium to full body, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Barely indeed.🌟🌟🌟🌟

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