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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,693 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 877
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 47
Gots: 129 | FT: 2
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

If I had read the small print on the side of the bottle about it maybe should have been called 'hop heaven' I wouldn't have bought it. I am not a hop fan, malty is what I look for in a beer.

BUT....this beer is does have some malt to balance out the hops a bit. I don't think it tastes much like a barley wine at all.

It smells like an IPA and tastes very similar to one.

Overall an interesting beer, but since I have 500 beers to choose from at my local store I won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

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Hog Heaven Avery

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint at about cellar temp.

Does not look the part of a Barleywine. Looks more like a West Coast hoppy red. Clear red, nice frothy offwhite color. Nice looking beer, even considering my glass choice... but definitely doesn't look on style.

Scent is a little off style too. Candied fruit, but hops far outweigh malts.

Taste isn't initially as off as I expected. First few sips bring a strong presence of sweet malt character. However. The back end is over hopped. I wonder if this would be better chilled?

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium to full bodied. Appropriate carbonation. 3.75

Overall, a serious bummer. Not bad, but not good on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 00:43:59 | More by ColdWaffles
Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.