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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

Hog Heaven Barley WineHog Heaven Barley Wine

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89
very good

1,584 Ratings
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Ratings: 1584
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%


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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Kuaff

Alaska

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature from a bomber into my trusty old snifter.

Hog Heaven's got a frothy, one-finger head (with pretty good retention) and kind of a hazy mahogany body. Looks like a barleywine, all right.

It smells like dank, grassy hops, caramel malts, lemon, and orange. Also a subtle hint of prunes. A fantastic, complex aroma.

The taste delivers lots of what's in the aroma. There's a little bit of the caramel-like sweetness when it first hits my tongue, but then the "zing" of intense, bitter hops and lemon takes over. 104 IBUs. I believe it. I taste it. I love it. Outstanding bitterness permeates a single sip, from beginning to end. It's kind of like a real malty DIPA. Such substantial hops here... it's one of those beers that makes my mouth water between each sip. Succulent.

It's got kinda lazy carbonation and a thick body. I'm diggin' it.

This has to be one of the hoppiest barleywines out there. It goes beyond the bitter hops limit of the average barleywine, and beyond pleasant. This beer is ultra-pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:52:46 | More by Kuaff
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,584 ratings.