macca147 (372) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2017
On tap at Local Taphouse, Surry Hills. Pours a hazy amber gold with a thin white head. Aroma: Citrus, biscuity malt, pine, grapefruit, apricot, nectarines, vanilla notes. Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, apricot, nectarines, vanilla, oak flavours. Medium body. Mild sweetness. Mild carbonation. Not as easy drinking as the regular Hop Hog; definitely much sweeter. Very tasty, but I do prefer the original to this version. nollsy84 (2) - - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
All the great features of hop hog with a smooth vanilla finish to the back pallet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jmgreenuk (9858) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 2, 2017
Tap at the Boilermaker House, Melbourne. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, sweet vanilla, oak and some alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a dry vinous, smooth, dry sweet vanilla, light tart grapefruit, vinous, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. roflorence (111) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2017
Almost clear, golden colour with a centimetre. Fruity/pine nose with a similar taste but with lashings of vanilla and oak from the barrel. Like a supercharged yet smooth Hop Hog. ANZUShophunter (507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2015
On tap at Scratch Bar. Nice fruity/piney nose reminiscent of its progenitor. A bit smoother and more rounded than the Hop Hog with a touch of smokiness, vanilla and a hint of licorice from the oak. An easy drinking IPA, glad it was able to find its way east!
hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
Oak and vanilla with peach undertone aromas, with a peachy kick alongside the vanilla and oak. Perfect bitterness to allowable the barrel goodness to come through
ALLOVATE (3055) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
On draught @ The Sail & Anchor, January 2014.mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
Produced up a cloudy orange with a tight, compact and lasting snow-white crown that weaves but minimal lace. Vanillin and oak precede notes of apricot, blood orange and peach on the nose but there is a funk to it reminiscent of lamb fat that doesn’t quite fit. Heavy handed oaken back drop on the palate. Featherweight, well conditioned and lively making it race across the tongue. More vannilin here mingled with mixed, musky fruit like peach and apricot. Bitterness is subdued replaced by a subtle, woody astringency seeing it panter off hastily in the finish. I couldn’t quite grasp this one, every way I looked at it. One to definitely try again for a re-rate.
On tap at Brewski. Rating from early May 2014. Always thought Hop Hog was a bit overrated but the barrel fermented version is oh so good. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap sail and anchor
Delicious aromas of hops and wood and vanilla
Body if hop hog is softened and enriched by fresh oak notes
Worth travelling a long way for omhper (25541) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Cask at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne. Hazy amber. Restrained grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Slight caramel and pine, mere hints of wood. Resiny bitter finish. Had to double check with the bartender he poured me the right beer.