HogWild IPA - Aviator Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Poured a nice golden amber color with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Moderate lacing was apparent on my pint glass. Head retention was also fairly long lasting.
Some mild hop aroma, but more herbal than flowery. No resinous piney notes were present, but I was looking forward to a taste after a long day working in the yard. Some background aroma of bread, but only very slight.
After several sips, I was a bit disappointed that there were no floral hop flavors of citrus present, but there was a nice malty bitter balance that kept me coming back for more. I would have preferred some aromatic floral hop aromas and resinous flavor, but this ale seemed well balanced as it stood.
The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side, but it still had enough body to make drinking it a pleasure. Given that, it was a very drinkable ale and would go down very smoothly on a warm summer eve.
I would recommend purchasing this beer, but only if you wanted more of a session style beer in mouthfeel alone. The abv of 6.7% would more than likely curtail any serious consumption.
05-04-2014 21:45:26 | More by ABOWMan
3.21/5 rDev -13.2%
This is an alright IPA, but it was different than the ones I have been drinking lately. It had the hop presence there for sure, but it had something that was off putting to me which I will get to in a minute. But first...
Appearance: Nice golden straw color, lots of frothy head that never seemed to go away. It was served on tap and was extremely cold, which may have been some of the problem.
Smell: IPA, floral, sweet a little citrus fruit bouquet going on but not a real piney resinous smell going on. Kind of get a little of that off odor given from wheat beers.
Taste: The same type of flavors are going on but I couldn't figure out if they may have tried to add some wheat beer components to this or what, but I was definitely getting that rotten cabbage thing I get from wheat beers mixed into the hop bitterness, it was present maybe not powerful enough to turn me off, but there was something going on with it that reminded me of a wheat beer. I have not had a wheat beer I liked. It is my least favorite style of all. It seems to be a gateway, or "chick" beer style and I have never been a fan, If you have to add a slice of orange, just order a damn margarita or something out of the slushy alcohol machine. Anyway, this is my only downfall with this beer. Overall it was solid but i was offput by the wheat beer aroma and flavor I detected. Some may love it for that.
04-15-2014 04:51:11 | More by humuloner22
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
On tap at the brewery.
A- golden amber and light orange hue
S- Citrus and an overwhelming amount of floral hops, I'm assuming the Willamette on the dry-hop. Almost too floral for me, much like dryer sheets
T- Creamy and thick malt following by a pleasant hop bite. Spicy, piney hops and a small amount of tangerine and citrus fruit that lingers.
M- Slick and creamy. Hangs around the mouth and coats everything in it's present. Well carbonated and just enough bitterness without leaving your tongue numb.
Not my favorite IPA, not a big fan of Willamette hops or this combo. A good choice if it's the only IPA around though.
04-09-2014 00:10:49 | More by HopintheSouth
3.51/5 rDev -5.1%
A: A dingy orange glow, a shade of brown hugs the hips.
S: Pine, Grape, mildewed floral.
T: Pine, a hint of grape as if you'd laid a grapevine in the bottom and are experiencing the final hints of flavor
M: Slick, a tad muddy, I prefer my IPA's crisp or deep bodied, this is stuck in the etheral realm of adequate.
I could session this with ease, but it's not something I would go ahem...Hog Wild over...
02-06-2014 00:26:20 | More by CodyOnTap
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours golden with a white head that rises like a thuderhead. The foam slowly recedes leaving some nice lacing and small foam curds. The smell is floral, resiny hops, slightly sweet, not very strong, but pleasant. The taste is grapefruit, pine and somewhat bready. Bitter, but not too much, sweet in the middle, then bitter on the finish. Not too carbonated and a bit dry when it comes to mouthfeel. a tad thin perhaps. Overall, much bette than I had expected. A solid to satisfying IPA, not an All Star, but definately Big League. I'll revisit this one again.
01-30-2014 23:50:56 | More by SFNC
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours a cloudy amber with a frothy white head.
The smell is very earthy,floral and grassy. Definitely an east coast IPA.
The taste is also very earthy and bitter. It has an almost dirty smoky quality to it.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation.
I'm more of a fan of the west coast IPA's but this isn't bad just average. The earthy dirt flavors are just too pronounced to say it's better than average.
01-17-2014 03:12:34 | More by Dave1999
HogWild IPA from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.