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Hop Hog - Feral Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brendan13 on 07-06-2008)
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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JGZ, Nov 26, 2011
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4.69/5  rDev +12.2%

Great beer!
Worthy of being known as one of the best beers to come out of Australia

Beautiful strong aroma of citrus and melon

Appearance - standard - head retention wasn't great but was out of a bottle so could be better the next bottle I open and obviously would be different off tap.

taste - melon, citrus, orange marmalade, spice and slight honey all come to mind and are all well balanced with a nice bitterness to finish it.

Overall - a great beer that is well balanced and extremely tasty and enjoyable - very sessionable!

admiral, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of dansmcd
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%

A - Pours a cloudy mid orange with a thick, creamy white head that lasts the distance. One unbroken sheet of lacing encases the glass.

S - Gorgeous tropical fruit hop pungency, mango, passionfruit, pine. Slight bready malt in the back.

T - Follows the nose, big citrusy hops dominate a lesser malt profile, which is overshadowed to a degree but not forgotten. The hops are what I'm after though and this bastard delivers the good stuff.

M - Beautiful full creamy body, moderate carbonation.

O - I thank the world that I have year round access to this sweet nectar and am able to call it my go-to regular.

dansmcd, May 21, 2012
Photo of joecast
4.6/5  rDev +10%

Wow! Lives up to the hype for sure.

Middle of the road appearance where others come up a bit too dark.

Great citrus hoppy aroma which is absolutely backed up with bitterness. A very good example of the style and very well add.

Stoked that the New Sydney was able to score a few kegs and no surprise that is the place I get to have my first Hop Hog. Excellent.

joecast, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of drpimento
4.6/5  rDev +10%

Wow, a masterpiece! Incredibly well done!! Poured at a good temperature with a thick, foamy, long lasting, off-white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber with bubble trails. Aroma is fresh hops with pine and grapefruit but not massively along with malt and caramel. Flavor's like nose, with malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang all in harmony. Plus no off qualities. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, with an average taper, super easy to drink. Have to get more!!

drpimento, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of eddocron
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

As a dark stout lover, I was a little leary of most ales. Feral hit Hop Hog just right.

This starts as a clean pour with a great white head, about 1 inch in the pint glass.
The head lasts a little while but gradually fades,
But the smell is hops, hops and more hops. Damn, this smells good! And it tastes just as good. Crisp, sharp, yet surprisingly rich for such a golden ale (I know, it is an IPA). Great hops taste matches its smell. my tongue had a difficult time picking up other flavors, some citrus, mild and just enough to add a little sweetness to the brew.

The mouth feel makes this an easy to drink beer, and little after taste.

I have had this brew on tap several times as well as in their 4-pack bottled (purchased at Freo Doctor). The bottle was just as good as the tap except the citrus seemed a bit subdued.
A fantastic IPA. Would love to take some back home with me.

eddocron, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of K7online
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%

This beer is very enjoyable and the closest I have found in Australia to Lagunitas IPA (my all time favourite). I pour my IPAs in a glass as I think the aroma will be lost if drank straight from the bottle. It has a nice honey colour that becomes quickly cloudy from the yeast found in the bottle. I would have liked this one filtered but I don't think the yeast detracts from the beer at all.

The bold malts are almost completely fermented allowing for a nice balance with the bittering hops and a pleasant bitter aftertaste without being too overpowering. The aromatic hops have a great deep citrus and pine aroma that is very pungent. The dry hopping is done well.

Overall a great beer and to date my favourite Aussie.

K7online, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of ADZA
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%

This beer pours a deep see thur copper hue with nice carbonation that leaves a one finger creamy head with very nice sticky lacing,the aroma is outstanding straight out pine needles,passionfruit and lychee,the taste of this is definately worth the visit here it starts off with a very nice above average creamy mouthfeel with a pleasant stonefruity start and finishes with a nice hint of gentle passionfruit flavoured bitterness,this is is definately a standout beer and makes me feel proud of the way this country is headed mircobrew wise way and my only real complaint is that it is not bottled.

ADZA, Sep 08, 2009
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Hop Hog from Feral Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.