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HogWild IPA | Aviator Brewing Company

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85
very good
78 Reviews
HogWild IPAHogWild IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atsprings on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
361
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
24.8%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 361
Reviews by Treyliff:
Photo of Treyliff
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours golden and clear with a slight haze, creamy and foamy white head with good retention after the pour

S- peppery and grassy hops, metallic, toasted bready malt, earthy tones

T- there's actually some sharp hop bitterness on the tongue up front, but not really picking up any distinct hop flavors. There's a mesh of grassy, herbal and maybe fruity. Malt takes a back seat but does come through with some bread and vienna flavors. Finish is dry and earthy

M- medium body with medium prickling carbonation, foamy mouthfeel leads to a smooth finish

O- a bit raw and rough around the edges, but a good dose of hops

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Danny1217
2.86/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see that I can get Aviator stuff in bottle now over here in Greensboro.Poured into an imperial nonic a deep rich golden with a great two finger sticky crown that settles very slowly into a creamy-like mass.Citric and leafy hops in the nose although not real strong,a faint biscuit malt note is there as well.Leafy and grapefruit rind hop flavors with dryer bready malt base,the hops are the main attraction as they should be.A solid NC IPA,not in your face but the hops are the main attraction.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of marvin213
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

The hop character this beer wields is pretty crazy, very aromatic with piney, citric, and tobacco. The palate is a mouthful of grapefruit rind with a evergreen undertone. Just enough malt to keep it balanced. Slightly warming but still very quaffable.

A very well put together IPA.

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Photo of avitallo
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, fridge temp, snifter, no freshness info.

Pours a hazy deep orange color. Really, big, dense, billowy head, off white in color. Good head retention, but as it fades it leaves some really nice lacing and a nice rocky appearance.

Pretty balanced aroma. Bready, biscuity malt seems to come out first. Resin, grapefruit, pine, a touch floral.

The balance of the taste leans more to the hoppier side of things. You can tell your simple, classic c hops were used in this one. Pine resin, grapefruit citrus, a bit floral with some nice bready malt to round it out. Quite a bitter beer which lingers well after the finish.

Medium bodied, easy drinking.

This is a run of the mill "good" IPA. If this were a local beer or something, I could see consuming lots of this. As it is, I probably wouldn't buy this again, but worth one try atleast. Beers that come to mind that remind me of this might be 60 minute or two hearted.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Mixed reactions to this 12 oz can of Aviator IPA. There was too much foamy head, even with a fairly gentle pour. The medium body was about right for style and it seemed smoother than average, but there was also an astringency that I felt even on my lips. It has a very good citrus aroma from the hops followed by a relatively disappointing and much more earthy/herbal (but good) flavor.

O: Decent but too many unflawed IPAs out there to recommend this one.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Brodie - much obliged!

Pours a hazy copper color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with good amounts of earthy and lightly herbal hops. Also present are very light hints of vanilla.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth pale malt flavors kick things off before being joined quickly by herbal and slightly floral hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hops fade a bit, segueing into mild vanilla flavors. The vanilla carries through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass with no problems and could have another.

Overall this is an IPA that's slightly better than middle-of-the-road. Not worth writing home about but certainly worth a shot.

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Photo of Jimmybeer55
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As usual i let the glass sit on the table and I pour the beer into it from about half an inch above the rim of the glass, in doing so this beer ends up with a nice two inch light tan head that ever so slowly settles into a nice thick biscuity lacing above a honey golden colored beer.

Pine hops aroma with some hints of herbs/floralness to it. Very nice in the first minute or two and then seemed to diminish slightly as I drank this glass of Hogwild.

Nice pine hops taste with just bits of floral hops making its presences known as this glass empties.

A light dryish aftertaste with some hops taste and slight bitterness on this medium bodied IPA.

This beer was damn tasty, good hops presence without overkilling it.

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Photo of En29356
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ChadA83
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Omegaf0x
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of AxlSkull
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kgammell1
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall a very decent beer picked up at Currituck BBQ. Good, creaminess but with 5 different hop varieties the taste felt muddled. Mix of both citrus and pine and then maybe a touch too much malt. Not bad, not great.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twowheelssoar
1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

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