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HogWild IPA - Aviator Brewing Company

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HogWild IPAHogWild IPA

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84
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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy 2" head. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, grapefruits, and some bitterness are easily detectable.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, orange, and a huge dry bitterness creates a flavorful IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and very dry at the finish. The hop oils seem to linger on the tongue forever after swallowing.

Overall: a nice beer for any hophead. Easy to drink the bomber bottle goes down pretty quick. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 21:14:38 | More by Gavage
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

11-03-2012 18:45:38 | More by twowheelssoar
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.23/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce can poured into an Eau Benite glass. They've got the appearance dialed in; this stuff is unfiltered way past the point of haziness and there's a huge soapy head that throws the lace left and right.

Otherwise... there's some work to be done here. An odd cardboardish aroma overpowers more appropriate smells of leafy and citric hops. The cardboard continues to rear its ugly head as the dominant flavor. Perhaps something went wrong with this particular can; there's a nice pop of bitterness and what seems to be a decent beer somewhere in there, but the off flavor just can't be overlooked. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I'm inclined to give this a shot another time, perhaps in a bottle or on tap instead.

Serving type: can

10-30-2012 17:50:56 | More by PDXHops
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-21-2012 21:57:07 | More by CalbeDacks
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fmccormi

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from 12oz can to a large wineglass; no canning date, but this was JUST released in cans so, y’know, it’s fresh. Bought same day from Sam’s Quick Shop in Durham.

Appearance (4.0): Pours a solid two fingers of fluffy, off-white head that recedes slowly to a chunky ring around the edge of the glass, leaving some splotchy lace evenly distributed around the glass. The body is a nice, warm golden color—no reddish hues at all, just a rich, toasted yellow color.

Smell (3.5): Nice, green hop smell—light pineapple and some red grapefruit, with a nice grassy note. Not overly pungent, but it’s a nice smell. Some nice, lightly toasted bread character underneath.

Taste (3.5): Solid bitterness and some hop flavor both in the herbal-vegetal vein of hop style. The malt bill is bready and understated, lightly toasted and not particularly rich—just hanging out, helping to anchor the hops a bit. Some light citrus pith is in the mix, but the bitterness and hop flavor both lean toward vegetal, but not quite oniony or anything particularly objectionable. The finish hangs on for a bit, but isn’t particularly aggressive.

Mouthfeel (4.0): The carbonation is fine-grained, evenly distributed and tingles modestly—well-done on that count. The beer’s got a medium body, lightly oily feel, and finishes dry but not parched. Pretty well balanced, in the scheme of things.

Overall (3.5): This is a decent IPA. The flavor profile isn’t quite my style but it’s balanced and an easy drinker, for sure. This would be a pretty dependable daily IPA, even if it’s a bit above session strength. Very well-priced, I paid $8.99/ sixer.

Serving type: can

10-18-2012 02:57:11 | More by fmccormi
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-30-2012 01:02:50 | More by marine1975
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-26-2012 01:42:12 | More by brewdude1982
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a 1/4 gallon fliptop growler at Growlers on Hilton Head...
Was unsure about the glassware situation at our condo so I also picked up an 8 oz taster half pint glass into which I've begun pouring the previously aforementioned growler.

Very nice clear golden body. Good pale color here! Whitish head of a foamy finger. Nice retention and solid lacing in a thick sticky ring.

Smells citrusy, mainly grapefruit, but there is a little candied pineapple note that almost certainly comes from a mingling of sweet malt with fruity hops-- however it is accomplished, I admit I like it. Quite a bit.
The overall beer is very dry and highly bitter on the finish. Not exactly the most refreshing, thirst-quenching beer, but a very good flavor. Some light toast/bready malt holds a touch of sweetness before the hops own this thing; grapefruit, pine, and even a little floral grassiness.

Feels pretty spot on; medium body, good carbonation.

Overall-- put this in a can and I'd bring a case home with me. As it is, I'll probably look for a 6pack of bottles (is it in 12 oz bottles, or just the bombers?).
This is a very solid ipa. Enjoyable daily drinker for sure.

Serving type: growler

09-22-2012 01:23:52 | More by AleWatcher
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-18-2012 00:27:04 | More by jak
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begforme4484

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-08-2012 00:34:00 | More by begforme4484
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NCStateAE

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-01-2012 00:54:22 | More by NCStateAE
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-22-2012 17:10:18 | More by Cane4Beer
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busterwhite

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle picked up at the Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC. Pours a dark gold with a rocky 2 finger head and a decent amount of lacing.

Smells of pine, citrus and some sweetness from the malt.

Grapefruit rind on the front followed by oranges and tangerines. Malt is not too sweet but balances the hops perfectly. Leaves a nice dry bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

Overall this is a very good IPA. Great citrus flavor balanced just right by a solid malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 12:56:42 | More by busterwhite
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-17-2012 23:29:06 | More by Lob
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-12-2012 18:04:46 | More by cantfindme
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-07-2012 23:40:17 | More by Axnjxn
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turnerk3

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an impeccable dark golden coloration accompanied by perfectly matching true white head. The retention is spot on for the style.

S: There is a barrage of deep citrusy aromas. A subtle floral essence eventually prevails, which adds excellently to the citrus.

T: Hops definitely provide the correct grapefruit zest common in most IPAs. The malts really do not influence the taste as much as they do the aroma. The main aspect is definitely focused on the hops.

M: The lack of influence from the malts leaves a dry bitterness on the back of the palate. The carbonation is exceptional and does an excellent job a distributing the flavors, but there could be a pinch more malt characteristic to alleviate the dryness.

O: This is a relatively commendable brew. Very easy to drink and bestows a beer that any hop-head would enjoy.

Serving type: growler

08-06-2012 23:03:36 | More by turnerk3
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-21-2012 01:15:23 | More by ADTaber
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mklinger

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-17-2012 14:07:33 | More by mklinger
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5thOhio

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a frothy head that almost, but not quite dissipates, leaving a thin film of foam. Slight delicate strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh and mildly citrus.

Taste surprises me---mostly pine, herbal and a hint of styptic pencil. From the aroma I expected more citrus. I had this on tap in Raleigh a few months ago and remember it being much more citrus with a finish that carried that hint of sweetness a citrus IPA will bring. This one starts and ends assertively bitter.

Mouthfeel is strong on carbonation with a medium body.

If you like a good, bold astringent IPA, this one's for you. I'd definitely drink this again, preferably on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 21:39:57 | More by 5thOhio
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on-tap at Red Robin in Mooresville. Spent a day on the lake and needed some red meat and beer close it out. Glad to see this one on tap in the midst of below-average beer. Came out poured-to-the-brim a deep orange/gold. The nose was ripe with fresh hops. Carried with it a mild toasted finish.

Moderate-to-full feel. Carbed up well. Hops are king in this one. Bitter goodness, with a subtle sweet kiss, takes over. Peppery and spicy as well. I've got to take a bite of burger to calm my tastebuds down after sipping this one. A really bitter one here. I like it. Not the most refreshing IPA out there, but this gets it done. Nice work, Aviator.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 14:28:43 | More by Onenote81
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Jason_Quad


4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-09-2012 20:32:09 | More by Jason_Quad
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-07-2012 16:02:55 | More by fatbatcat
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-30-2012 17:23:37 | More by IrishColonial
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discdueler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-23-2012 21:31:26 | More by discdueler
HogWild IPA from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.