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Hop Hog - Feral Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of Rambu
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a Duvel Tulip, couldn't see a best before date, but it tasted pretty fresh.

A - A nice honey, golden colour, nice tight head, clings to the glass when swirled, cloudy appearance.

S - Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, resiny dank, herbal aromas, getting a slight hint of hot alcohol.

T - The taste delivers what the smell promises, piney, resiny, citrusy flavours on a nice clean biscuity malt base, tastes great. A slight hint of the hot alcohol smell I got is in the taste, but it's very backround.

M - Mouthfeel is great, creamy and sweet in the start which transitions to a nice firm bitter.

O - I've enjoyed this beer on numerous occasions and I always look forward to tasting it, I definitely prefer it on tap if I can get it but the bottled version holds it's own. A classic Aussie craft brew.

Rambu, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Teddy-Pickles
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Teddy-Pickles, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Naerhu
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Naerhu, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of kif
4/5  rDev -5%

kif, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev -5%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of dking1525
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

dking1525, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of K7online
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 LeeroyAgogo
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a fantastic beer!

a - Pours a nice cloudy orange apperance, good carbonation with a fluffy white two finger head.

s - Strong grapefruit, passionfruit and mango aroma, very pleasent!

t - Exactly what an IPA should taste like. Very fruity, very matly, delicious.

m - Rich full cream mouthfell with a slight bitterness making it a very easy to drink IPA.

o - A fantastic beer, will definitely be drinking this again. Would love to try it on tap as I can imagine it would be even better. Would strongly recommend this beer!

LeeroyAgogo, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +1%

csmartin6, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Gasc0igne
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy light-orange colour with no sediment visible. Little carbonation. Large off-white ~2 1/2" head. Long retention. Exceptional lacing.

S: Citrus up-front (orange stands out). Passionfruit. Pineapple. Mango. Very appealing tropical-scented beer.

T: Slight malty (syrupy?) sweetness that is quickly replaced with a nice subdued orange/lemon flavour. Maybe a hint of peach in the middle that almost immediately falls away to a welcoming piney flavour along with a grapefruit bitterness that lingers for a short while.

M: Medium body. Feels smooth as it first enters the mouth but then, as it passes the first part of the tongue, it dries the mouth (and part of the throat). Not unpleasant but notable. Carbonation is very subdued (if there at all).

O: A good IPA; if the taste was as good as the smell...this would've been rated much higher. Good for a warm day with some spicy food of any sort. A solid Australian take on the style.

Gasc0igne, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

francisweizen, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Chumby
4/5  rDev -5%

Chumby, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Jason_Tyler
4/5  rDev -5%

Jason_Tyler, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

KalanM, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of magpieken
4/5  rDev -5%

magpieken, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -5%

tobelerone, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of admiral
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 Hoptron_3000
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful dense creamy head. Orange hue. Relatively clear. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle.
S: Tons of pine and citrus (grapefruit and lime).
T: Awesome hop flavour of pine and citrus. Very smooth bitterness.
M: Great crisp dry finish.
O: Awesome beer. Probably beating an old drum but this has to be the best IPA in Australia.

Hoptron_3000, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Narkee
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Narkee, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of MenInVen
4/5  rDev -5%

MenInVen, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

XsoldoutX, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of twenty5
4.25/5  rDev +1%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
Photo of sirob
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

sirob, Apr 18, 2013
Hop Hog from Feral Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.