Hive Five | Smog City Brewing

BA SCORE
3.54/5
10 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing
California, United States
smogcitybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wethorseblanket on 09-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
pDev:
11.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit, earth, and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite fruity but still has a noticeable hop presence.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mendvicdog
2.77/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ the source. Brewed for LA Beer Week. Made with 5 different types of local honey (avocado, sage, orange blossom, eucalyptus, and ?). Originally planned to clock in at 5.5 percent ABV.

A: Pours a clear copper with 1/2" off-white head which leaves spotty lace.

N: Grainy with some floral and herbal notes. Faint sweetness and fruity influence from the honey.

T: Malty grains, a bit of rye and caramel with some sweetness, but well balanced overall.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry, mildly sweet finish with malty caramel.

O: Not amazing, but worth a try.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redgoatman
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hive Five from Smog City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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