Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA | Avery Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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2,112 Ratings
Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPAHog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hog Heaven Barley Wine

Or is it hop heaven? This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty was designed to satisfy the most zealous hop devotees. Intense bitterness and the dankest of dry hopped aromas are intertwined with a rich caramel malt backbone. Oink!


Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,845
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
2,112
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
2.52/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful color, but smells like rotting vegetables in a machine shop. The taste is all alcohol and bitterness. I read some of the other reviews and wonder if this is the same beer. No fruit,no sugar just a lot of barley and hope and bitterness. I realize it's just me and my taste but I'm ranting so I won't get sucked in by the cute link can again.

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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Form the 11 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ale pours a deep moderately murky
red tinged brown with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, nice
chunky layer, and displays some very nice lacing. Nose of rich caramel malts with
orange zest, pineapple notes, heavy pine, and floral hop notes. Flavors show depth
of use of the hop field with pine and citrus hops showing notes of orange and mango
with floral and herbal hops rounding out the back of the taste with rich caramel malts
and a touch of spice akin to rye. Smooth and very nice mouth feel; medium low carbonation
like a barley wine (ahem), medium body, and a rich hop accentuated sweet finish.

Overall, a solid little brew that most likely gains more attention from the moniker'
of being a imperial red IPA than a barley wine---sheesh---who likes those things????

Your soaking in it Madge!

Cheers

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Photo of RollBounce
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micada
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2018 12 oz can poured chilled. Light red/amber color. Poured aggressively to a snifter. Medium head that dissipates quickly to a lingering lace. Nose is piney, some citrus. First sips follow the nose, with good sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium. After warming a little, the hops jumped forward more, but never got bitter. The alcohol hides throughout. I don't usually drink reds, as those I've tried all had strange aftertastes, but this one didnt fall into that funk. Another very enjoyable, easy to drink beer that will knock you on your butt if you don't use your head to remember it's an imperial.

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Photo of cozmo
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one has it all, just hiding out of sight. Nice reddish body with minimal head. Aroma is malt and grains, alcohol also tickles the nose. Taste is more malt and (?)....don’t know. I agree with Indiana Red that it might be worth while trying a cellared bottle. Very smooth and drinkable, alcohol hides nicely, and becomes apparent slowly.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Refrigerated 2 oz can with a canning date of March 2017.
Pours with a lightly hazed, reddish copper body and a decent white head. Moderate lacing.
Herbal and fruity hop notes dominate the aroma. The flavor follows, but with substantial caramel malt and low bitterness given the aroma. Moderate bitterness for style. Lasting fruity hop flavor.
Medium+ body and lively carbonation.
Overall: near juicy; easy drinking for style. This "Imperial Red IPA" drinks more like a barleywine.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very rich caramel red color, goood carbonation and a thin head. Great hop aroma. Taste is strong on the alcohol and the hops really compliment this beer so very well makes it different to an awesome point. This beer has the drinkability of a lighter IPA that bursts with flavors. Awesome beer. On draft at Ron’s Corner Tavern.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,112 ratings