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HogWild IPA - Aviator Brewing Company

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atsprings on 03-03-2009

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeerDocT
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep golden color. Completely translucent. Nice 1/4" head quickly faded into CO2 foamy residue.

Smell 4.25: Wow! Amazing bouquet on this beer. Lovely notes of hop-induced citrus, specifically grapefruit and tangerine. On the same level is a wonderful and warm scent of barley malt. Promising.

Taste 4.25: Front is slightly sweet, but a big hit of alkaline bitterness from the hops lets you know what is on deck next. Middle is slightly dry, with a very nice citrus bite from the hops. Finish is where more of the hops hit, but this time it is well balanced with a dry and refreshing grainy kick that reminds me very much of Maris Otter. Aftertaste is delicious: lots of alkaline bitterness that is entirely in the back of the palate and is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Well balanced and complementary to the flavor of the beer.

Overall 4.0: An outstanding IPA. The hops used are all complementary to each other and are expertly balanced with a dry yet assertive barley malt taste. This beer would be an excellent session, but at 6.7%, you had better clear your calendar for the evening. Recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cottonkoozie
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a nice craggy off white head with excellent retention. Great lacing. Color of good honey.

S - Balanced hops and malts, nothing offensive but nothing impressive either.

T - Pretty balanced, but much like the smell, good but nothing impressive really.

M - Good, very easy drinking.

Overall a good session beer.. Got this in a six pack after taking the brewery tour. I think the use of some fresh hops and more varied malts could really elevate this since they tell you there they use pretty much all hop pellets and standard barley malts. Like I said though this is still a good IPA and a good addition to the local market.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Tap House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a golden, crystal clear coloring with a slow carbonation flow through the body and a big, fluffy, clingy, white head. Nose of resinous hops, caramel backbone, and a subtle bitterness. Smells like an English IPA. Flavors are bitter forward, with a citrus backbone, toffee and roast notes, and a cedar pitch highlight. Smooth, robust, on a light body, with a resinous, building bitter aftertaste. Roast and bitter linger to a slick finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeerNinja85
4.67/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very hoppy and also tastes great. Aviator hit a homerun with this one! I was surprised the first time I had a taste of this tasty beer because the hops were strong. After drinking I could not drink too many other IPA's as they tasted more bland. I think that once you try this full flavor IPA you will enjoy the robust taste. The other positive note is that it is made in North Carolina and our state has the best beers;)

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.67/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that receded slowly, down to a large fluffy cap which lasted throughout and produced full sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a biscuit malt, floral and spruce hops and a cheesy yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon peel), a light fruity ester (pineapple I believe) and caramel.

The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel at first, but quickly became extremely hoppy and lightly fruity with a bold citrus peel bitterness that had a nice bite right at the end. The flavor hung around for a very long time after the swallow with everything else finally giving way to a long lingering citrus peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and extremely dry in texture with a carbonation that just past medium in intensity.

Overall this was an exceptional IPA with a strong bold bitterness, which was balanced nicely by a light fruitiness and a mild caramel sweetness giving it a smooth and easy drinkability…

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GJ40
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled in a standard pint glass from a can purchased the same day at the brewery.

Nice aroma. More than I remembered. And nice flavors. Balanced malt and hops yet the hops are very expressive with some nice citrus coming through.

This is one of my favorite Aviator beers.

HogWild IPA from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.