An American Werewolf In Belgium | HopDog BeerWorks

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HopDog BeerWorks

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by heygeebee on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by doktorhops:
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4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

HopDog BeerWorks are a nano-brewer based out of South Nowra, which practically makes them a local brewer to Canberra (being only a 194km drive away). The reason I haven't reviewed nor heard of them before may be due to the fact that they only have a 200 litre fermentation tank to brew with, hence the "nano" in "nano-brewer". This means that every batch they brew is a single batch (impressive commitment there!). Oh and the head brewer used to work for Lord Nelson, I like these guys already.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Sorry to break protocol but I took an accidental whiff of the aroma and it is incredible... err, anyway, presents with a hazy orange body and a light white lacing on top.

S: Best of both worlds I say: Big pine/citric American hops with classic Belgian notes of bubblegum, candi sugar, orange peel and clove. What it does so well is how the aromas have been balanced together - it's hard to tell where the American hops end and the Belgian characters begin, fan-f**king-tastic!

T: Flavour is exactly what the aroma sets you up for: Pine/citric hops, bubblegum, candi sugar orange peel and a hint of clove/black pepper. Again the balance is superb, the hops are assertive but not overpowering and the sugar matches it well (not too sweet). A touch of grapefruit lingers in the after taste, yes hops, you are my master.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy carbonation (there's a touch of gas in there as well).

D: This is how I remember the Little Creatures Quiet American being - the best of both worlds - America and Belgium, the masters in the brewing world. What amazes me is that a nano-brewer from Australia totally nailed it with this beer. I would like to say more but I'm off to my local to get more of these bad boys...

Food match whilst my motorcycle engine warms up: Thai, Vietnamese, Belgian brassiere food... and everything else in between... bye!

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Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at the GABS Festival in Melbourne, May 2013. Just a little note that irks me about the name of this beer: to follow the conventions it really should be "An American Werewolf in Brussels". Completely irrelevant and pedantic, I know, but I felt it had to be said.

Pours a champagne colour, hugely cloudy. Head is snowy white, foamy but clinging together nicely and retaining a nice finger thickness on top. Wonderful; one of the best-looking beers at the festival.

Smells largely hoppy. Lots of fruit on there with banana, apple, pear, lemon and a big fresh pineapple note. Touch of Belgian phenols lingering behind, just whispers really, but otheriwse a really lovely hop-driven aroma.

Taste is a bit more on the Belgian side. Sweet malt notes upfront that are not helped along by the hops which are also quite sweet in this case and not adding a lot of bitterness - banana and pineapple mostly. Touch of clove and then some spicy phenols on the back. Not bad.

Decent body with a little touch of carbonation. Fine for the style.

Among my favourite Belgian IPAs, and [Edit] became one of my top 5 beers of the festival. Felt a little underwhelmed at first, but gets better the more you drink it.

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Leura. Bottled Aug 13.

A - cloudy copper, massive pillow fluffy head fills Duvel tulip. Spotty clingy lace.

S - Belgian yeast, citrus, hops.

T - banana, clove, lemons, dry earthy/grassy hops finish on back plate. Add some Saison -like elements. Well balanced and hops do not dominate.

M - very lively and well carbonated. Zesty in the mouth. Nice. No noticeable alcohol for the 6.5%.

O - a return to from for the HopDog stable. Well made, flavoursome and also very drinkable beer. Could drink all too easily given ABV.

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An American Werewolf In Belgium from HopDog BeerWorks
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5 ratings