Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA | Avery Brewing Company

Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPAHog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA
BA SCORE
79.7%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 2,090 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:
#4,737
Reviews:
925
Ratings:
2,090
Liked:
1,665
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
261
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,090 |  Reviews: 925
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

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber with a creamy two finger off white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel malts and resinous hops.

T - The taste is caramel malts, pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and resinous hops. The finish has a light lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a solid Imperial Red.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkolterman
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

OMG, my now #2 favorite behind 2016 Hoptimum.
Super flavorful, go buy sometimes

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

8/16/17 can

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to the admiral of amber ales, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel, mixed fruits. Taste is alcohol, pine, light fruits and malts, more alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but a bit boozy for my liking.

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 3/28/17, so closing in on 3 months old.

looks good, clear amber/red body 1" thick foamy head leaving excellent lacing.

aroma is mostly of sweet malt with a hint of dankiness.

nice drink. at 3 months is not likely the hop assault it once was, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.
hops are still present, nice strong sweet malt background. alcohol s quite well hidden.

getting towards full on the mouth, sweet & bitter on the finish.

overall, it would be interesting to taste one fresh off the line, at at 3 months, this is a pretty tasty well balanced aggressive drink.

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Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADG2995
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can on May 26, 2017.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 3/28/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing auburn with a big fluffy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some pineapple along with some caramel malts. Some rubber in the mix. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. More pineapple with some herbal tropical notes. Some lemon in the mix. More hints of rubber with some garlic and onion notes. Hints of pine. Caramel is there. Strong malt backbone. Moderate bitterness. It's ultimately bittersweet and balanced. Mild warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to light carbonation. It's fluffy and slightly thin, but it's very smooth. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice "Imperial Red IPA". It's basically exactly what you would expect from the style. Solid hop profile. The malts do their thing. Well done.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hog Heaven: Imperial Red IPA from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.7% out of 100 with 2,090 ratings
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