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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,788 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 884
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 54
Gots: 159 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficianados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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4/5  rDev +1%

A: dark amber and clear, thick head as big as you want of tan foam

S: piney and bright hops percolate through rich caramel malts

T: following the nose, the hops are aggressive and keep things crisp, bringing pine and resin bitterness to the malty toffees and barley grain

M: medium-full bodied feel, ample carbonation; chewy but tight - nice balance to the feel

O: an American barleywine that borders on the DIPA - hop action is strong enough to meet the malts midway - some chew, but mostly on the finish - otherwise maintains a nice bitterness that cuts through the sugars of the malts. I really dug it. Think of it as a malty DIPA or a hoppy American barleywine. Real nice drinking.

Greywulfken, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

KZane, Thursday at 05:17 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

This is a borderline imperial IPA. You get the big hop character in the nose, and in the first sip. The resin/pine taste turns into a toffee, sweet candy taste.

Celtics17, Wednesday at 07:33 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.96/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.92/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

My first barley wine. Different for sure. Not much head but what's there is beige and light. Aroma is Carmel and fruit and yeast. Chocolate, caramel, some fruit. Chewy. Nice bitterness afterwards. Back of the throat pow. Not my last barley wine.

Tilly, Oct 07, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.