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HogWild IPA - Aviator Brewing Company

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 03-03-2009)
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Photo of facundoCNB
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light copper pour with 2 fingers of frothy head which gave off excellent lacing and dissipated very slowly. smells of fresh hops (piney, grapefruit, garlic) and caramel. the flavor is a bit on the herbal side of hops, some light garlic spicyness, a lingering bitterness throughout with a kiss of grapefruit citrus flavor towards the finish. slightly sweet caramel bready flavor for the aftertaste. medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, moderate amount of carbonation.

a really nice ipa. wasn't expecting much from this one, but i'm quite happy with it.

facundoCNB, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Apathetiq
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Apathetiq, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

danwho, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Daniellobo, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big ups and major props to my local, in-person trader, tone77, for keeping The CANQuest (TM) in mind during his recent visit to North Carolina! I CANnot CANvey how excited I am to try some of these CANned beers!

From the CAN: "A golden brew made with Pale Ale and Vienna malts. HogWild is a veritable fest of hops. The beer is designed to let the hops shine through; the flavor is not hidden with sweet malts. HogWild is brewed with Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and dry-hopped with Magnum and Willamette. Hoppy and refreshing ale."; "SRM: 5.4".

I was so excited on the Crack to see another brimful CAN that I went with an inverted Glug and ended up with overflow for the first time in a long while. Whoops! In the meantime, my kitchen smelled like a hops processing facility - citrus (primarily grapefruit) and pine forest were prevalent. The massive, rocky, eggshell-white head slowly fell, leaving a load of lacing in its wake. Leaning in, the nose was like the proposed name of my bar - Woody's House of Rabbit, Kangaroo and Frog. Hops, hops and more hops! When I say that the head was massive and rocky, I mean that it looked like it had been sprayed out of a non-dairy whip CANnister or taken off the top of a lemon meringue pie. Color was a hazy orangish-yellow, so I was unsure about their SRM rating as I do not have a chart. The smell was starting to drive me mental! I am reading Irvine Welsh's latest, "Skagboys" and although my hop habit is not what it once was, I still occasionally get the screeching monkey on my back and this was one of those times. Mouthfeel was medium and the bitterness of the grapefruit hops was prevalent on the tongue. With all of the other data provided, I wonder why they did not tell us the IBUs. Some reviewers have taken them to task for this being unbalanced, but I say that is truth in advertising and caveat emptor! It is meant to be a hop bomb for hop heads and as a self-avowed lupulin lover, this was in my wheelhouse. Finish was dry, bone-dry, dry as the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert dry. When I talk of a beer being gaspingly dry, this is to what I am referring. I need some water! And maybe a hit of oxygen. Whew! Good, but not for everybody.

woodychandler, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

AC-Mivsek, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ChopsMeister
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ChopsMeister, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of DavidGross
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

DavidGross, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of En29356
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

En29356, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of BigTrubble
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BigTrubble, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -18.9%

fredmugs, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +8.1%

MightiestBeard, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Mixed reactions to this 12 oz can of Aviator IPA. There was too much foamy head, even with a fairly gentle pour. The medium body was about right for style and it seemed smoother than average, but there was also an astringency that I felt even on my lips.It has a very good citrus aroma from the hops followed by a relatively disappointing nad much more earthy/herbal (but good) flavor.

O: Decent but too many unflawed IPAs out there to recommend this one.

chinchill, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of TequilaTom
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

TequilaTom, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3/5  rDev -18.9%

rodlavers, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of dpodratsky3
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: Nearly totally clear light orange, pale in shade, head sticks easily, white and chunky head

S: Pine but hints of fruit as well, good mix

T: Similar to aroma, but with a decent malt backbone, alcohol is present a little too much, ends with a much more resiny taste than the aroma hinted at, malt isn't caramel at all

M: Dry, lower carbonation, medium mouthfeel

O: Good qualities but some how it doesn't quite live up to its potential

dpodratsky3, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of tone77
2.6/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine. Taste is very bitter, some pine, unbalanced and not very good. Feels medium bodied and very bitter in the mouth and overall I did not care so much for this beer.

tone77, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Duvel
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

gopens44, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of DasBoot2112
4/5  rDev +8.1%

DasBoot2112, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

baklo, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As usual i let the glass sit on the table and I pour the beer into it from about half an inch above the rim of the glass, in doing so this beer ends up with a nice two inch light tan head that ever so slowly settles into a nice thick biscuity lacing above a honey golden colored beer.

Pine hops aroma with some hints of herbs/floralness to it. Very nice in the first minute or two and then seemed to diminish slightly as I drank this glass of Hogwild.

Nice pine hops taste with just bits of floral hops making its presences known as this glass empties.

A light dryish aftertaste with some hops taste and slight bitterness on this medium bodied IPA.

This beer was damn tasty, good hops presence without overkilling it.

LXIXME, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pilsner glass.

A- Pours a touch hazy amber. 2 finger white head descended slowly with little lacing.
S- Herbal hops and pine.
T- Herbal hops with some sweet malts.
M- Moderate carbonation, light body.
D- Not bad, like the higher ABV. A very drinkable beer. Would get again.

Damian74Shensky, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of csparace
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

csparace, Feb 09, 2013
HogWild IPA from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.