Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The Worlds Smallest Fire Extinguisher
We have the English to thank. Having invented hot, dusty African safaris, they had no choice but to invent refreshingly mild ales to extinguish the resulting fiery thirsts. Warthog, named after one of the beasts they journeyed to see, is such an ale, reinvented with the Big Rock difference.

Little Known Fact
Why would you name one of our mildest, most quaffable beers after one of the planets roughest, meanest-looking animals? Check with our founder, he saw one in National Geographic once and, well, this happened.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suspect (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011 does not count
This beer is very refreshing, with a lingering but pleasant aftertaste. No negative side effects. When I originally bought this beer I thought the label had two goblins on it until later I put two and two together to realize that the name correlated with the design ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manson (10) - CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
Nice beer. Good flavour but not overpowering. Perfect with nachos watching the hockey game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 Another great beer from Big Rock! I found this cream ale to have a light & sweet aftertaste...but dont get me wrong...this isnt a light beer. The flavor stares you down just like the red eyed warthog on the label!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathyeti (1) - - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
341ml bottle from Beer Store in Toronto. This beer is exactly what it says it is: an English style mild ale. A rich body that goes down easily, with very little bitterness. Serve at 10 - 15 degrees C, of course. Dont be fooled by the name "Warthog" ... its not an aggressive ale - as the commercial description explains, it is designed to quench the thirst of an English big game hunter on an African safari!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2002
A bit light-colored and bodied for a brown ale. Caramel-colored with a white, thin head. It may have a few nutty scents, but theyre faint. Its more like an ale, as Newcastle Brown (a brown ale that defines the genre for me) is considerably maltier and thicker. This beer is Newcastle "lite". However, for what it is, a simple ale, its pleasant and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
One of the beers i like more than most. I liked the flavor alot, mild hops and a good bite. Struck a nerve with me somehow I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 I found this beer to have a bold taste. Very similar to Big Rock Tradition ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furballman (25) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 4, 2007
Nice brown color, incredably smooth. I was quite impressed because this is a beer that I could drink alot of if I was thirsty and it doesnt lose much. Good carbonation, nice taste, but the head was very thin, thats the 4 for appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Aroma was nutty, almost walnut-like with subtle alcohol undertones, Appearance differs from most if not all brown ales I have gotten my hands on, this was almost red and very transparent, I hope such transparency is not a foreshadowing of its flavor...starts out slightly nutty...I'd say this brew is very similar to newcastle or double maxim, light, nutty and refreshing...A tad bit more carbonation than it's English cousins but just as good IMO

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