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Boss Hog Oatmeal IPA - Hog’s Head Brewing Company

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Boss Hog Oatmeal IPABoss Hog Oatmeal IPA

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hog’s Head Brewing Company visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-22-2014)
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Reviews by IllNate:
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3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a moderately clear copper with a finger of head that fades to lacing. Not much aroma, grainy malt bit of citrus and earthy hop. Taste follows with grainy malt and citrus and earthy hop. Mouthfeel is a little smother than and it does have body. Overall a forgettable beer.

Bought this in a mixer pack in Banff, AB. It was in a cooled freezer, so I had hopped the beer would be fresh, but so far I find the IPA's in the pack lacking in aroma and flavor, usually symptoms of poor storage or a tight brewing budget.

IllNate, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

LDuke, Sep 05, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

20oz pint at Wunderbar - been way to freaking long since I've held up the bar here drinking the local-only taplist.

This beer appears a glassy medium copper amber amber hue, with one fat finger of foamy, frothy, and tightly bubbly ecru head, which leaves a decent pockmarked concrete wall of painted lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of pithy orange and white grapefruit citrus, a bit of wet pine needles, gritty, grainy pale malt, a hard water flintiness, and a slightly floral booziness. The taste is more edgy, but somewhat neutered citrus rind bitterness (orange, lime, and grapefruit), a certain breakfast cereal maltiness - oaten, sure, but a strong bready barley character dominates - with a further slight generic tropical fruitiness, and additional earthy, leafy, and lightly perfumed hop notes.

The carbonation is fairly tight in its ministrations, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, seemingly irrespective of the oatmeal treatment, and even in the face of all those prickly hop esters. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness of the hops starting to heave the bitterness out of the way, while the the malt sort of stands by and watches.

A pleasant enough IPA, from a brewery that knows its way around a hop schedule - though I'm less than convinced by the extra grain gimmick employed here. Sure, the mouthful is okay, but it could equally be attained by a weak lingering hop activity. All right, fine, that's not the Hog's Head MO, so the oatmeal has had at least a minor role to play here. Good IPA, on the whole.

biboergosum, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

artemh, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

bulldogops, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

schnarr84, May 04, 2014
Boss Hog Oatmeal IPA from Hog’s Head Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.