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Big Rock Warthog Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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Big Rock Warthog AleBig Rock Warthog Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malty with a hint of toffee balanced with very evident hop and followed by a clean finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-04-2002)
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2.05/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Light Brown/Amber Color. Very Light color for a Brown Ale.

Smell was metal, sweet, minerals. Its a faint smell and not very appealing.

Taste was bland. Slight malt flavor maybe a little hops dryness but overall just very bland.

Mouthfeel was average with high carbonation.

Overall this is a dissapointing beer. I expected flavor and got a bland beer, not bad tasting just bland. Not sure how this one sells when Big Rocks Traditional Ale is a good Brown Ale.

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2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very bland beer

Four finger head, ruby red in color

Heavy carbonation

Smells: minerals, grain, and hops

Taste: malt, biscuity, toasty, hoppy, with a warming finish

Mouthfeel: moderate

Overall, this is a forgettable beer from a good brewery. Try the traditional ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.85/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml can poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a maple-copper color with a small, soapy beige head with pretty good retention, but no lacing.

S - Aroma is mainly light malt with some sweetness. A touch of caramel malt and leafy hops just peak through. Strangely metallic.

T - Follows the nose closely, maybe a bit more toffee/caramel presence, but very little. A touch of hops lingers in the finish along with the aforementioned metallic feel.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation, although it's a touch fizzy. It definitely has a bit more body to it than I had expected, but nothing substantial.

D - Although this is a step above the average macro-lager, it's a far cry from a real craft brown ale. Just another Big Rock product that caters to the pseudo-craft beer audience and entry-level beer drinkers; and as much as that makes me sound like a snobby elitist, it's true.

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2.85/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light brown pour, tan head to it, small. Aroma wasn't really cream or anything, just some beeryness notes, malt, minimal hops that couldn't be distinguished.

Easy drinking brew, minimal malt heft to it, smoothness gives it a cream pedigree I guess. Pretty much a malt bomb, even though it isn't all that thick, and is relatively light bodied, there's just not much hopping (or anything else) to it. Maybe malt forward, not bomb. Toffee.

Didn't really pick up much sweetness or caramel, carbonation was what it should have been. Price was higher than it should have been ($7.49/6).

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3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my third Big Rock review. I have had this beer before, but I was too drunk to really remember what it was like (though I don't remember it being too unusual).

It pours a medium copper/amber colour. Held up to light it is quite clear, but seems a bit darker just sitting on the table. There is a little creamy head that settles down to a nice thin layer over the beer.

The aroma is quite sweet and smooth. It reminds me of an English "draught" ale-in-a-can-type beer. There is some light maltiness, and thankfully no adjuncty aroma. The sweetness is most prominent.

It is quite carbonated off the bat. The malt flavours slowly develop in the front of the mouth and mingle with the sweetness. The matliness becomes more prominent and rolls across the tongue leaving a slight hoppy bitterness.This is a very smooth beer.

Overall, I quite liked this! It would definitely be a great beer to have at a pub on tap or something like that.

Big Rock Warthog Ale from Big Rock Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.