Fat Hog | Ritual Brewing Co.

Fat HogFat Hog
BA SCORE
3.85/5
40 Ratings
Fat HogFat Hog
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 2beerdogs on 05-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,722
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
pDev:
15.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of kmoen
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Effinwill
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted fresh on tap at the brewery. Been drinking this guys beers for 20+ years. He knows how to keep his yeast happy in high gravity worts. Fat Hog shows it. Spot on, balanced and beautiful. A real work of art.
Appearance: copper with white head
Aroma: strong beer
Flavor: complex balance of malt, hops, and alcohol, with none of the oxidation or vinous quality present in bad barley wine. I hesitate to call this barley wine it is just strong beer.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation
Overall: wish I had one now

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, one of Rituals best bottlings to date. Clear brown with littlel head but nice chocolate, roasted grain, spiced nose. Nice medium body with medium carbonation. Flavor profile is the winner here. Lots and lots or rich "true" chocolate with some Mexican spice tones. Really a nice, super well balanced, nice flavorful drink.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IceAce
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FrogOut69
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp to a tulip. Nice dark golden color (a bit darker than I was expecting). Nice carbonation. Smell was very nice. Caramel, hops, dark fruits. Deep and strong smell. Taste followed the nose. Not extremely hoppy, which I really like. Caramel, maple, and a hoppy bite at the end. Moderately chewy, but very nice mouthfeel. Overall, I'm a really big fan of this one. I bet it will age really nicely. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes barleywine.

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Photo of dirtyhalos
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bung
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hickmancase
4.8/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This rating is hereby justified.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. 2013 bottle, properly cellared. Pours a hazy reddish orange, almost the color of ruby port with a thin off-white head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of dark dried fruit, caramel malt, hint of orange citrus, moderate oxidation cardboard, slightly vegetal. Flavor is caramel and dry biscuit malt, light citrus and dark fresh and dried stone fruit, dates and figs. Finish is biscuit malt with aged hop bitterness with no herbal qualities except a little hay. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I regret that I did not try this fresh to compare, but this two year old bottle has quite good dry malt qualities, resembling an aged old ale. The fruit character has faded, showing a bit in the start, but little or none in the finish. Hops have faded, as expected in an aged barleywine. A nice malty barleywine, a little less complex and with less intense dark fruit flavors than others, but malt is very satisfying. I like to have the dry biscuit malt style of barleywines every once in a while and this one a nice evening sipper. I like the malt enough to give this a try fresh next time in So. California.

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Photo of benzalman
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmaddox84
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertConway
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexThegreat2007
4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really amazed of how great the hog is, the name is a bit misleading but I recommend it to anyone that likes to kick back and chill with one of these after a long day of work

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Photo of Blazer22
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of Rybarra
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CreativeJeenyus
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Fat Hog from Ritual Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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