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Hop Hog - Feral Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | 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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Australia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-25-2013 09:19:28 | More by Chumby
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Australia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-23-2013 12:10:49 | More by Jason_Tyler
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-27-2013 11:49:09 | More by KalanM
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magpieken

Australia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-11-2013 08:32:41 | More by magpieken
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-05-2013 14:11:55 | More by tobelerone
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admiral

Australia

4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 07:52:36 | More by admiral
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 09:39:07 | More by Hoptron_3000
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Narkee

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-20-2013 05:24:32 | More by Narkee
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MenInVen

Australia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2013 00:33:22 | More by MenInVen
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XsoldoutX

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-17-2013 11:45:55 | More by XsoldoutX
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adityashekhar

India

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-16-2013 14:25:26 | More by adityashekhar
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-10-2013 18:59:30 | More by twenty5
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sirob

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-18-2013 08:46:11 | More by sirob
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-05-2013 15:29:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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eddocron

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 13:48:55 | More by eddocron
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Ducky


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2013 05:38:27 | More by Ducky
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-16-2013 11:33:16 | More by Rwalford74
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Braunase


4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-15-2013 09:37:18 | More by Braunase
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -40%

01-11-2013 02:12:59 | More by pin
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was sent fresh from MrKennedy, major thanks on this one! The beer poured out as a nice looking orange gold color that had an average sized head. The lacing is sticky and has a good solid retention as well. The smell is awesome, I pick up aromas of Orange, Grapefruits and Peach... it's such a fresh smelling beer. The taste of the beer is good but not as powerful as the nose. There is some piney flavors with a hint of lemon in there mixed with a subtle malt backbone. The mouthfeel was a little too thin I thought but it's nicely carbonated and rather refreshing. Overall, Very good beer in my opinion, would drink this one again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:31:02 | More by Knapp85
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cammo84

Australia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-07-2012 11:54:59 | More by cammo84
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Furtanken

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

08-31-2012 03:52:19 | More by Furtanken
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SmashPants

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: standard 330mL brown bottle, pretty rubbish label. At least it's different though.

Appearance: pours a hazy orange amber with a thick off-white head. Good retention and decent, patchy lacing. Enticing to say the least.

Aroma: up-front strong aromas of tropical fruit hops - lychee, mangoes and peaches. A hint of bread malts rounds out the aroma.

Taste: follows the nose, with an expected whack of citrus hops. Again, the bread malts back up the big hop flavours somewhat.

Aftertaste: astringency starts to cut across, but the American IPA levels of hops sorts it out.

Mouth feel: medium carbonation, with a thicker body.

Overall: quite a decent IPA, not quite as overdone as a lot of the American IPAs. Quite expensive though, at AU$80 a case. Take it or leave it, I suppose :)

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 00:08:48 | More by SmashPants
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serapheus

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-15-2012 12:22:55 | More by serapheus
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danieelol

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belated upload. Thanks to MordeciaFunk for sending this through to me in the Australian BIF (along with heaps of other cool stuff).

Pours a nice mango colour. Good head/lacing.

Smell presents a lot of mango character, almost Tripel-like although it does come from hops.

Taste presents a dry hoppy character which is nevertheless well balanced and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is fine, not a whole lot of carb but ok bitterness.

Overall an enjoyable beer. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 13:59:18 | More by danieelol
Hop Hog from Feral Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.